Friends on the ground in Israel

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

A Christian ministry is especially busy in Israel now, trying to help those dealing with the latest attack from Hamas terrorists.

The Friends of Israel (FOI) is a worldwide Christian ministry communicating biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people.

Herzig, Steve (FOI)Steve Herzig, director of North American ministries for The Friends of Israel, says some 45 percent of Israel's population lives within reach of Hamas rockets. Such proximity has FOI personnel actively providing needed support for those who live in harm's way.

"School's not in session, people aren't at their job, many people are in bomb shelters," Herzig reports. "That creates a real need, and we have boots on the ground, folks in several areas in Israel who are able to meet those physical needs."

But even though Israel is in the midst of the raging conflict, and even though it is surrounded by nations who hate the Jewish people, the FOI director points out that the country continues to flourish.

"Israel seems to expand economically. They're inventive; they produce so many different things -- things that are helpful to you and me, whether it's in medicine or technology," he notes. "It would be an amazing thing to see what Israel could do if they weren't under the constant threat of Hamas and Hezbollah and all the other groups."

Most importantly, Herzig encourages believers to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and that all people might live in peace.

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