Forced to Choose Between Prejudice or Poverty

 |  July 31, 2009

A young mother holding her young child as they stand in front of a concrete wall.

Four-year-old Angelina, her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were forced to flee their native Ukraine due to growing anti-Semitism. They settled in a small impoverished town in Georgia, where they are free from hatred and prejudice, but must fight daily for their survival. Because they are not Georgian citizens, they are not able to work or receive government assistance.

With no money for rent, they are living in an unlit, rat-infested basement, without electricity, heat, gas, or water. Due to these horrific conditions, young Angelina has been battling chronic bronchitis.

These four generations of women are trying desperately to provide a brighter future for their family, but they shouldn’t have to choose between dangerous anti-Semitism or extreme poverty.

When you become a Friend of The Fellowship, you help ensure that they don’t have to make that impossible decision. Your monthly contributions will help provide clothing, food, heating fuel, and medical care to needy Jews in the former Soviet Union and in Israel.

Together we can trade their poverty for caring provision, and replace the hatred they have known with godly love. Psalm 113:7 tells us that God “raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap.” With your help, we can make sure this will be true of needy Jews like Angelina and her family.