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Answering the Call: Reality in the Midst of War

"We are not sitting at home. We cannot. We are working non-stop to fill the need, caring for the hurt."
CFI in action during wartime.

From the heart of one of our volunteers to your heart:

We are not okay. We may never be the same. We are hurt, broken, and struggling.

The relentless images of the dead and their torture, the anticipation of Lebanon’s attack, the constant sound of planes...each one of us has family or friends in Gaza engaging the enemy as we speak.

The imminence of pending rockets (Iron Dome only protects us from 90%, which means Lebanon’s 250,000 allows 25,00 to land)… and ALL this, knowing our role as believers to be lights and to have love and strength amidst the sorrow, yet we are struggling.

We are not sitting at home. We cannot. We are working non-stop to fill the need, caring for the hurt.

We are feeding the displaced, supplying and supporting the soldiers, and running from North to South.

We are even helping farms pick fruit and vegetables as all the workers have left. There is so MUCH need. It is overwhelming!

And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses. (Nehemiah 4:14)

We are praying 24/7 for the Country, the soldiers, the injured, the traumatized, and yes, more than ANYTHING, for GREAT miracles and for God to work, for Israel to depend Not on the Iron Dome, Not on the United States, BUT on God ALONE.

We are exhausted. We are trembling. We are human. We need rest. We need restoration. We need your prayers.

You are not here, but you can pray. Maybe you also have sleepless nights and struggle to pray. Accept that God allowed this, knowing His goodness, His love, and His plan.

Yet, the human part of us that does not understand hurts, struggles, and rails even against the evil that was allowed.

All this MUST be put aside because right now, we are the ones rebuilding the wall in Nehemiah 4, and YOU are the ones holding the sword. Hold it tight, and don’t let go.

I have not even cried. I can’t. Not now. It is our time to fight. Tears will come later. And restoration will come later.

Please pray and hold us up. Hold us up high. Don’t let go.

And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work. So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. (Nehemiah 4: 15 - 16)

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