2017 in Review
Song For Israel would like to thank you for partnering with us financially and prayerfully. In 2017, Song For Israel was able to boldly help stand in the gap for Israel and the Jewish people. We are so grateful for the opportunity to continue to pursue our goal of proclaiming God's eternal plan through Israel. We could not do that without your support.
Celebrating God’s Hand Over Israel in 2017
This year SFI was excited that Israel celebrated 50 years of a united Jerusalem. After 70 AD when the Romans destroyed the city, it was not until 1967 that Israel regained Jerusalem. In June, Israel celebrated their 50 years of liberation for Jerusalem. Deby spent the month of July with Board member, Jeanette Johns, in Jerusalem.
As 2017 was coming to an end, another cause for celebration occurred. On December 6, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the US Embassy, now located in Tel Aviv, would be moved to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. It was Jerusalem’s jubilee year and the time was right for the nations to begin recognizing Israeli sovereignty over their capital city. Since that time, Guatemala has announced they will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem as well.
Celebrating God’s Hand over Song For Israel in 2017
With your help this year, Song For Israel:
Completed a Bomb Shelter Project for a high school in Kfar Silver, Israel. We collected $16,000 for this project and will be sending the donation this week
We began our third Bomb Shelter Campaign in Eskol, Israel, where rockets have been hitting regularly for the past six weeks. This shelter will be $21,000 and we have a donor matching every gift up to $20,000
Published our book called Understanding God’s Eternal Plan For Israel with the grant funds provided by the James L. Stamp Foundation
We became eligible for a second grant from the James L. Stamp Foundation and will submit our “wish list” in a few weeks
Partnered with Ben David Messianic Jewish Congregation for their Passover Seder at the Embassy Suites in Garden Grove in April
Sponsored a “Walk for Israel” on Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, in celebration of Israel’s Independence Day
Held a successful conference in March 2017 and began preparations for our conference in March of 2018
Offered two fundraiser events: one at Miguel Jr. Restaurant and one with Premier Jewelry. These events brought in a total of $385
Led two weekly Bible study classes in the Book of Revelation, Part 4 and Daniel
Hosted 18 Prayer Meetings
Celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles with a celebration dinner and entertainment - 80 people attended
Donations that came in via Ebay sellers, Ebay Give, iGive and AmazonSmile were $1,134 and much appreciated!
Hosted a Chanukah party at the Yorba Linda Community Center on December 15th.
We wrote and posted 103 website articles in 2017
And, with your help, we’re excited about 2018 and plan to:
Offer a conference on March 4th, 2018, at the Yorba Linda Community Center, focusing on Israel
Partner with Ben David Messianic Jewish Congregation for a Passover Seder on March 31st at the Embassy Suites, Garden Grove
Host the annual Israel Tour April 19 – 30th (with a side trip to Petra, Jordan)
May 14, 2018 marks Israel’s 70th birthday. Watch for plans for this date
Complete our third Bomb Shelter project in Eskhol, Israel, through Operation Lifeshield
·Begin small group 8-week studies in our book, Understanding God’s Eternal Plan for Israel
Create a new workbook and PowerPoint slides to accompany Understanding God’s Eternal Plan for Israel book
Offer 2 inductive Bible Studies in the Book of Daniel, followed by Galatians in February.
In the Fall, we will be studying the Book of Romans. All studies are taught with a Jewish-roots focus
Search for more churches who share our vision and would enjoy partnering with us
Host a fabulous Chanukah party in December
Work on plans to reach new people and share our vision
As always, Song For Israel counts on your support. The discrimination towards Israel is rising every day! Your gift is extremely important to SFI because it provides resources that make an immediate impact through education, lifesaving bomb shelters, and ministry to the Jewish people. Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us to proclaim God’s eternal plan for Israel? Please consider a monthly partnership and/or a year-end tax-deductible donation for Song For Israel. To donate, please click here. In addition, you might feel led to consider the following special projects:
1. Funds to help offset costs of our March conference
2. Donate toward our Bomb Shelter Project
Scripture tells us that “Those who bless Israel will be blessed…” (Genesis 12:3) In addition, our prayer team regularly prays that God will bless you, our donors.
Once again, thank you for helping Song For Israel impact our world in support of Israel and the Jewish people. May God richly bless you.
Blessings and Shalom,
Deby Brown and the entire Song For Israel Team