Recently, The Fellowship dedicated a Fellowship IDF Hospitality Vehicle, which provides free drinks, light meals, and computer access for IDF soldiers who are serving.
The Fellowship Vehicle travels to remote locations where Israel’s brave soldiers undergo intensive training, and provides these warriors with a much-needed morale boost and some comfort to help them as they endure some of the harshest conditions and exercises in preparation for future conflicts.
The Fellowship Vehicle is equipped with two computers, a television, and outlets for charging phones. The vehicle is operated by volunteers who cheer the soldiers up, make them coffee, and offer them snacks and cold soft drinks. The vehicle is also equipped with picnic-style tables where the soldiers can take a break, enjoy the snacks and drinks provided by The Fellowship, and for a few moments during their grueling training, feel the abundant gratitude civilians have for the sacrifices they are making for their security.
Throughout the year, the Fellowship Vehicle is very active in areas where Israel’s reserve soldiers undergo training. Israel’s army is mandatory, and soldiers who have completed the three-year service are required to take a month off a year for army training. This rigorous demand, which nearly all Israelis must meet, ensures that reservists, who make up the bulk of the IDF’s fighting force during combat, are continuously honing their fighting skills, so in case of war these warriors are immediately prepared to be called into action.
This takes a large toll on reservists and their families. Leaving work and your family behind to undergo severe training in remote locations can break a person down, especially when their loved ones and careers are abruptly abandoned. Therefore, the Fellowship Vehicle provides a ray of light and hope for the defenders of Zion.