Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
As days progress and this horrifying war is still raging all across Ukraine, killing, stealing, destroying, dispossessing and crippling people in the most savage way, we must continue pressing forth with the mission God gave us: “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.” — Proverbs 24:11
As the initial shock fades away, there’s a tendency to become numb to the devastating images that horrified everyone just three weeks ago, however, don’t be led to believe things are “better”, or that this war is close to an end. If anything, things now are worse than when the invasion began.
The humanitarian crisis is currently far greater and progressively worse than what was estimated in the beginning.
There are millions of people that have been able to flee their towns and cities in Ukraine, cross the border, but then… what next?
There’s so much suffering, terror and uncertainty that so many people are facing. Our God-given duty is to reach a helping hand, to bring God’s mercy and light into darkness. Which is what we have been doing with your generous help since this terrible war broke out.
Once our previous team came back from the Moldova border with Ukraine, after having done amazing work on the ground there with refugees and Jewish people trying to get to Israel, they witnessed firsthand just how tremendous the needs are.
This is why we sent another team along with pastor Israel, that headed to the Polish border with Ukraine. They also visited local churches that host refugees and had a chance to minister to people that need God’s love more than anything right now.
We had the opportunity to document this journey and share it with you, so you get to see firsthand what the situation is like, what the needs are, see the faces behind the stories, learn what you can do to help and how you can pray, as well as be an answer to someone’s prayer.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.