The Fellowship and our generous supporters have long done all we can for the brave men and women of the IDF who sacrifice so much in order to keep the Holy Land safe. Yediot Achronot reports that some IDF lone soldiers were given a welcome surprise this week – their mothers paid them an unexpected visit:
Twenty lone soldiers were surprised to discover on Tuesday night that their mothers had been flown to Israel for a special reunion with their sons and daughters…
The project, created by the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (AWIS) in cooperation with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), funded the flights of the soldiers’ mothers who came from 10 different nations: the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, India, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.
Zundel, a lone soldier from Mexico, was very surprised to see his mother and could not hide his excitement: “I’m deeply moved and cannot believe this is happening to me,” he said. “I think about my mother and family in faraway Mexico a lot and miss them…”
Lone soldiers serving in combat positions attended the ceremony, including those serving in the air force and the Golani, Nachal, Kfir, paratroopers and intelligence brigades.