We shared this story of Facebook last month and many of you seemed to enjoy it so we are sharing it again here:
we get people who come in the store who are not in need, but appreciate
what we do and want to help support us. Today, such a women came in,
picked out a coat and put 100 NIS in the Tzadak box (donations). Later,
a woman came in and wanted to know if we ever got any wigs. Her hair
was thinning terribly and she was obviously embarrassed by it. We could
tell she was desperate. We sent her
next door to a wig shop and made a deal with the owner for a wig which
she styled. It was more than the 100 NIS in the Tzadakah box (we made up the difference), but when
the woman who was losing her hair left, she was crying tears of joy.
When you donate, you never know how God is going to use what you give.
Someone out there thought they were donating a coat, but they really
bought a balding woman a wig. #tearsofjoy
The Compassion Team is responsible for all of Jacob's Hope's projects
in Israel, but they are funded independently of Jacob's Hope. Without
their guidance and hard work, many of the opportunities we have to work
with local congregations and municipalities would not be available. It
is important to us to have their oversight on the ground. They are
currently raising support for a second term in Israel, but we can't
afford to have the work we began together in Israel be interrupted in order
for them to return to the States for an extended period of time (to
raise the support they need to live there). Please prayerfully consider
supporting this family directly at https://giving.ag.org so they can continue with this important work we have started together.