Updated: Sep 13
Harvest of Asher
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” (John 10:27-29)
What comfort and security we can find in Yeshua’s words. No one can snatch us from His hand.
This brings me to the Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 8:38-39; “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come…shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.”
Nothing can separate us from the love of God, yet how often do we take these scriptures to mean that nothing bad will ever happen to us? Does this mean that we will not experience difficult times? Romans 8:35-36 describes what we may go through before coming to verse 37: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” What does it mean to be a conqueror?
Our victory is in Him, not in our own strength and ability, because He is greater than anything that may come against us. Do we believe this? Is it a reality for us? As we look with the eyes of Yeshua, we see this reality; we see the big picture. Therefore, when we are in the midst of the testing, trials and tribulations, we can be confident because we know how it ends. Yeshua has conquered sin and death. He is the one who gives us the victory.
“Our Mothers” Initiative Update
This program helps mothers in our city, from difficult economic situations, to attend college and improve their family situations. Harvest of Asher works with the local Akko welfare office on this and other humanitarian aid projects. In the first year, thanks to your donations, we have been able to sponsor 10 mothers in the program, and now in the second year, even more mothers are being enrolled!
This program is good in many ways: The municipality leadership is involved. The welfare office is attendant to the needs of the families, helping them find employment. Each of the mothers is required to give 140 hours volunteering in hospitals, etc. Once a month the mothers gather for mutual support in a family-like atmosphere. The program includes half Arab mothers and half Jewish.
We have been asked to give matching funds. The total cost per mother per year is $3000. We are covering half of this for the first batch of mothers, and we already have the funds to continue covering them in their second year!
However, we were just asked by the city if we can help another 10 mothers start their studies this year with matching funds at $1500 for each mother for a total of $15,000. If you feel moved to help these mothers and their families by equipping them to provide for themselves, please donate to our general fund through the link below. \Thank you!