This week’s Red Alert highlights our Operation LIFE for Israel project. Providing comfort and aid to Israel and the Jewish people means providing resources to even the most vulnerable of Israelis—those yet to be born (and their mothers). The Jerusalem Connection has long supported Be’ad Chaim, a pro-life organization in Israel dedicated to helping mothers in crisis pregnancies.
Your continued support is providing manifested blessings all over Israel for all types of families. The next generation of Israelis is being born because of the work of Sandy Shoshani and her organization.
Sandy Shoshani, Founder of Be’ad Chaim, joins us today to provide an update on the growth and effectiveness of the ministry and we are delighted to share that the blessings are multiplying! Sandy is a Jewish believer, mentored by Jim and Pat Hutchens, and she ministers Jesus’ words to us in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” And that “Children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3). Her faithful dedication to moms and babies in Israel is inspirational.
As of January 2023, since Be’ad Chaim’s founding in 2006, 3725 babies have been assisted through the Operation Moses program. The first of these children are teenagers—15 years old—fast-approaching adulthood! How much of a blessing are their lives to Israel and the world? Immeasurable, I am sure!
Well over 1000 women and their babies were helped within the last year. That number grows, exponentially, each and every year. After the bus and billboard campaign in 2022 that The Jerusalem Connection assisted with last year, the number of women calling the hotline and receiving counseling, choosing life, and receiving aid has doubled! With this enormous blessing, Be’ad Chaim had to open an office, hire additional staff, and opened a maternity house. The organization is now so well known that many consider it a household name. The news is circulating that aid for women with unplanned pregnancies can find resources and counseling. Feedback includes the fact that the organization is well-known throughout the military and among women of ages and walks of life.
Interestingly, nearly 50% of the women assisted are married with children already. The economic pressures in Israel are adversely affecting life itself. We can help overcome temporary material hardships that would otherwise lead women to consider the unthinkable—to end their pregnancy, to end the life of their son or daughter, just because they fear they cannot afford diapers while continuing to feed their families.
Currently, 1000 babies with an additional 200 pregnant women are in the Operation Moses program. The inflationary factors plaguing the world are also causing the costs of helping mothers and their babies to rise. Operation Moses’ child sponsoring program has increased $15 a month (or $180 per year) from $1800 per year per child to $1980. We can fill that gap, easily! Please consider a recurring donation that directly aids a mother with needed supplies such as diapers, baby food, and other baby items. Such simple, temporal things can mean the difference between life and death. The most common reason Israeli women have when considering an abortion is financial need. We can fill that need!
For donating and more information on The Jerusalem Connection’s dedication to the program, go to our website and visit the Projects Tab and click on Operation Life Israel.
Your continued support through our website via online donations, or via mail-in contributions (learn more here), or you are welcome to call our office (703-707-0014) to phone in a contribution. You can sign up for monthly newsletters and weekly prayer requests from Israel on Be’ad Chaim’s website (scroll to the bottom of the home page to sign up for emails).
The precious, innocent lives of unborn children in Israel, and the well-being of their mothers who face fear and stress with an unplanned pregnancy, can be met with love, support, and resources—but only with our continued prayers and financial giving. Be a part of God’s miraculous work in Israel, today!
13 For You created my innermost parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, because I am awesomely and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully formed in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my formless substance;
And in Your book were written
All the days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
Shavua Tov. Have a great week!