Shalom as we approach the most joyful holiday of Purim! This is the time of year we have a unique, holy opportunity to bless needy Israelis with the gift of life.
Purim is an especially appropriate time to join faith and finances, as one new humanity in Messiah, to save Israeli lives. Falling this year on March 1, the holiday is based on the book of Esther. (Insightful and prophetic details on Purim can be read here and here.) Purim celebrates God’s faithfulness and miraculous victory through which He spared the Jewish people from genocide. In thanksgiving and praise, “the Jews established and took upon themselves, upon their descendants, and upon all who joined with them, that they would commemorate [Purim] … every year … in every generation.” (Esther 9:27-28, TLV)
An important tradition associated with Purim, based on Esther 9:22, involves giving to the poor: “These were to be days of feasting, celebration, sending … food to one another, and giving gifts to the poor.” What more appropriate occasion could there be than Purim to give the gift of life to needy Israelis? Let us explain…
Sadly, hundreds of defenseless Jewish babies are currently slated for abortion, even as you read this letter. For many, their lives will be terminated because their parents feel they cannot financially afford to have them. But together, you and I have the ability to help. We can send a gift to a wonderful Messianic pro-life ministry in an amount large enough to save at least one life.
Giving up children for adoption in Israel is a cultural taboo. Therefore, most women facing unwanted pregnancies, even if married, opt for “quiet” abortions instead. Sadly, these state subsidized abortions remain commonplace and are given practically on demand, especially to the poor. The situation is tolerated because very few rabbis, even the ultra-Orthodox, teach that life begins at conception. In addition, Israeli doctors strongly urge all pregnant women to undergo prenatal testing. Babies with more than mild birth defects are usually aborted for financial or so-called humanitarian reasons.
Thankfully, abortion rates are falling in Israel, but gradually. Bear in mind that despite Israel’s overall prosperity, it still has one of the highest poverty rates of all economically developed nations. (https://www.timesofisrael.com/1-8-million-israelis-842000-of-them-children-under-poverty-line-report/)
Last year we asked God how to celebrate Purim in a fresh manner pleasing to Him. He spoke to our hearts from Esther 9:22, 27-28. And so we “established and took upon [our]selves … and upon all who joined with [us], that [we] would commemorate [Purim]” by remembering the poorest of the poor — unborn Jewish babies whose parents planned to kill them. As a result we gave significant financial gifts to Israeli pro-life organizations, including the Messianic ministry “A Future and A Hope.” We prayed then – as we do now – that every donation would help break the Haman-like spirit over our people.
We are asking you to help save the life of an unborn Israeli child this Purim through a financial donation in any amount to Light of Zion, designated “Pro-life.” We will forward 100 percent of all received funds to A Future and A Hope. We know this ministry to be one of high integrity and fruitfulness. Their director, Marvin Kramer, writes concerning last year’s gift: “It is with heartfelt joy that I say “thank you” to Light of Zion’s donors. Your practical support has enabled us to encourage decisions to be made, not only to bring new life into the world, but for eternal life in Messiah Yeshua.”
TO DONATE: You can donate online here or send a personal check or money order to: Light of Zion, PO Box 27575, Anaheim Hills, CA 92809, USA. Either way, you must designate your gift “PRO-LIFE”. All donations must be received by us by March 1, so please factor in sufficient time for delivery.
Light of Zion is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization in the US and member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. Fully 100 percent of the funds we receive will be given to A Future and A Hope. Thank you!
ON THIS HOLIDAY WHEN GOD’S VICTORY OVER THE PLANNED MASS MURDER OF JEWS IS CELEBRATED, CAN WE IGNORE THE ONGOING MURDER OF UNBORN ISRAELI JEWS WHEN WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP STOP IT?