In Times of Conflict, Look for the Helpers

Yael Eckstein  |  May 13, 2021

Israelis shelter from rocket attacks during week of conflict in May 2021

This past week has been one of terror and turmoil in the Holy Land, as Hamas has launched more than 1,000 rockets into Israel, injuring hundreds, and killing seven innocent Israelis. But even as she has spent several sleepless nights rushing her own children to the bomb shelter when red-alert sirens sound, Yael writes for Townhall how she is blessed to be leading The Fellowship during this time of conflict, on the ground in the war zone, helping God’s people when they need it most:

For days now we’ve been living with endless rocket attacks in Israel.

For me, this has meant days of identifying the nearest bomb shelter any time I leave my home. Days of putting my four children to sleep, reminding them that if they hear a siren in the middle of the night they need to run quickly to the bomb shelter, and that I will be holding their youngest brother so they need to make it there on their own. Days of nightmares – both while asleep, and while awake.

Do you know what it is like to be scared to take a shower because a “code red” siren might go off, leaving you with 30 seconds to seek shelter? Have you ever been scared to drive to work for fear of a rocket siren going off when you are driving? Can you imagine staying home from a much-needed trip to the grocery store because there might not be a shelter at the store, and the risk is just too high?

Over half of the people of Israel have been facing this reality all week…

Read more of Yael’s message on this week of chaos, violence, and conflict – and what The Fellowship is doing to help – at Townhall.