Hope for the Future by Marcia S. Brunson

Hope for the Future purposes to empower the Ethiopian community in Israel, a critical part of the fabric of this nation.  By going beyond giving handouts and giving "hands up", HFF interfaces with this community by building opportunities to achieve lifestyles that are self-sufficient, that possess dignity, stability, safety and progress.

The characteristics of the Ethiopian community at large have included enduring crowded, emaciated, or impaired housing conditions. Many individuals have limited transportation options, and 79% of the population are classified as low income.  This rate is much higher than other immigrant groups in the land.

Hope for the Future, by conveying the essential message of trust, intends to stimulate and foster intergrated community health and vibrance.  Many Ethiopians left family behind that are in the process of immigrating here from Africa. 

 

The Falashmuras are now encouraged and permitted to enter the land by government authorities by "the Law of Entry." This subculture is now experiencing the cycle of the first generation, learning the challenging Hebrew language, living in absorption centers and entering the work force. 

 

CFI, through the Hope for the Future outreach continues to provide for needy families, as their adjustment continues. All our assistance operates from a relentless heart for those we serve to see a bigger picture. In our commitment to God's desire for a thriving multicultural society in His land, we seek to impact the lives of Ethiopian immigrants as Israel's story of survival goes forward.

Leviticus 19: 34 But the stranger who resides with you shall be to you like someone native-born among you; and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.(Amp)

 

Marcia S. Brunson Outreach Co-ordinator - Hope for the Future

Contact Hope for the Future at: hope@cfijerusalem.org

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