Sylvia is barely holding her family together. Her husband left her to raise their two children alone. He also left her with debt and has never offered any financial help. To make matters worse, Sylvia suffers from severe diabetes, which affects her eyesight.
Sylvia's son was diagnosed with autism when he was a child, and it wasn't clear if he'd be able to fit into the regular education system. But Sylvia fought for him, and not only did he graduate from high school, he was also accepted to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He will soon graduate with a major in physics, and then plans to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Sylvia's daughter was abused by her grandfather when she was a child. Due to her emotional issues, she lives at home and tries to work when she's able.
The family has been receiving help from Israeli social services for the past five years, but that system is overtaxed and each request takes a long time to process.
After living in different rented apartments, the family finally moved into subsidized housing. When they moved into this apartment, they received money from Fellowship-funded Kupat Yedidut to connect to the gas system – a quick response to a pressing need. This was a huge help to a struggling family that relies on others for their day-to-day needs.
When you give to our Micah Campaign, inspired by the instructions in Micah 6:8 to "act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God," you help ensure that people who have walked humbly with Him do not walk alone. Instead of experiencing abandonment, hunger, harsh temperatures, and financial hardship, impoverished Israelis find compassion and lifesaving assistance from The Fellowship, all thanks to our generous donors.
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