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Monday, April 15, 2013

Jerusalem Prayer Team: Happy Birthday Israel

Dear Friend,

Tonight at sundown marks the start of Yom HaAtzmaut—Israeli Independence Day. Tonight more than 100 friends of Israel, including Glenn Beck, will gather at our home to celebrate the birthday of Corrie ten Boom and the birthday of Israel. We are celebrating this occasion with a special offering. Will you join us with your anniversary gift today? Remember the Genesis 12:3 promise of God, “I will bless them that bless thee” is still in force today!

Sixty-five years ago, a miracle happened. Just as foretold in the pages of Scripture, a nation was born in a single day. After centuries of wandering in exile, the Jewish people once again had a home in their ancient land. From the moment of Israel’s miraculous rebirth, she has faced a struggle to survive. War after war has seen Israel’s neighbors attempt to destroy her…and the same threat is present today. But you and I have joined together to defend the nation of Israel and the Jewish people through our prayers.

In addition to defending Israel, we are hard at work to meet the needs of Holocaust survivors who live in Israel today. We have a special outreach to these precious people. When I was recently in Israel, we had a wonderful Passover Party for Holocaust survivors that the members of the Jerusalem Prayer Team made possible. But our love and compassion for Holocaust survivors living in poverty is not just for special events or once in a while; it is every single day. The beautiful community center that we renovated for Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem distributes free food, clothing, and other basic necessities of life…but we need to do even more, and we can’t do it without you.

I am asking you today to send a special gift to help the Jerusalem Prayer Team touch their lives. Today is the anniversary of Corrie ten Boom’s birth. She and her family risked their lives—and most of them perished—to save 800 Jewish people from the Holocaust. Since 1988, we have opened the doors to the ten Boom house free of charge to all who come.

As Chairman of the Board of the ten Boom House and Museum
, I am asking you today to continue that legacy of love and compassion with your gift to help the Jerusalem Prayer Team do even more to meet the urgent needs of the elderly Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

“The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the LORD, and the LORD will repay him for his good deed” (Proverbs 19.17).

Most Jewish people have never seen an act of compassion and love from a Christian. Unlike those Jewish people who took refuge in the ten Boom’s home and ate and prayed with them daily, most Jewish people alive today have never experienced that kind of care and love. But together we can show it to them, and we need your help.
For your gift of $35 or more…

We will send you a copy of the wonderful book The Hiding Place as well as a special Corrie ten Boom notebook filled with information about Corrie and her family along with reproduced pages from her personal journal.

These are treasures that you will enjoy and want to share with friends.

For your gift of $77 or more…

We will send you this special clock.

This beautiful piece is a reminder of the ten Boom's family clock business and their beautiful heritage of love and compassion and sacrifice for the Jewish people. It's a great way for you to share your support of Israel with everyone who sees it.

Your support of the Jerusalem Prayer Team today allows us to continue our work on the Righteous Gentiles Heritage Center, to stand up and speak out for Israel, and to meet urgent humanitarian needs among the poor Jewish people living in Israel. Thank you so much for being part of this vital worldwide prayer movement.

Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.
Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.

Your ambassador to Jerusalem,

Dr. Mike Evans

Honoring a hero of the faith: Corrie ten Boom (April 15, 1892 - April 15, 1983):


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