Church Members Stranded in Israel, Send Relief Working With Israel & Prayer for Safety and Peace in the Middle East
Christian believers across the globe lifted up prayers for Israel as they the grieve hundreds who were killed in terrorist attacks near Gaza on Saturday. SendRelief is working to get aid to Israelis dealing with deep grief and sorrow in the midst of the attacks. And, an Texas based ministry group set up to help Israelis deal with turmoil and attack says they are ready to help.
Christian believers across the globe lifted up prayers for Israel as they the grieve hundreds who were killed in terrorist attacks near Gaza on Saturday. The violence is also affecting churches who have groups in the country.
As worshippers gathered in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday (Oct. 8), Pastor George Wright pointed them to Psalm 1:22, calling Shades Mountain Baptist Church to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Eleven members of the church are traveling in Israel.
It was a very similar scene at churches across the country who have members traveling in the country. Travel arrangements are uncertain and seem to change moment by moment.
SendRelief is working to get aid to Israelis dealing with deep grief and sorrow in the midst of the attacks.
The ministry offered believers encouragement to pray:
Pray for a ceasefire.
Pray for peace in Israel, Gaza and the surrounding area.
Pray for survivors and the thousands injured in fighting, as well as hostages and prisoners of war.
Pray for the families and individuals displaced due to the sudden conflict.
Pray for thousands grieving the loss of loved ones.
Pray for needed resources such as food, water, and medicine to reach those impacted by the conflict.
Get more information and learn how to help at SendRelief.org.
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A Texas based ministry group set up to help Israelis deal with turmoil and attack says they are ready to help.
John Hall, a spokesperson for a group called the Texas Baptist Men (TBM), says the ministry has been preparing for this moment since 2018 when it began a partnership in Israel. The group has multiple mobile kitchens in Israel, built specifically for situations like this.
As soon as it can get volunteers into the country, TBM plans to send in teams to deliver food to people in need. Hall is unsure when the logistical problems of getting volunteers into the country will relax and Texas Baptist Men will be able to begin feeding people in Israel.
He asks believers to provide a “blanket of prayer” as they prepare to serve the hungry and displaced caused by the conflict in Israel.
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