A Beautiful New Life
We recently welcomed a new FIRM family member when our CEO Michael Mistretta with his wife Vanessa became parents to a baby boy. We praise God for this gift, because we know he was an answered prayer.
While we celebrate the miracle of life, we also grieve the loss of the unborn across Israel. The nation has a deeply rooted respect for human life, as they would do anything to rescue their own citizens from any trouble. And yet, Israel is a country where abortion is staggeringly commonplace.
When Pregnancy is not Welcomed
The Committee for Termination of Pregnancy approves almost 20,000 abortions a year. That is about 98% of all requests for an abortion made in Israel. On top of that, it is estimated that an additional 20,000-30,000 abortions per year are done illegally.
These are overwhelming statistics. There are not words to express how much this breaks our hearts. Many young women in Israel do not even think of other options, because abortion has been so normalized and accepted here.
But let us share with you a glimmer of hope. There are followers of Jesus in this land who have dedicated their ministry to protecting both the mother and her unborn child. They are on a quest to stop abortion in Israel.
Saying No to Abortion
We are thankful to partner with local ministries in Israel who have responded to this desperate need through the love of Yeshua. One of them is Be’ad Chaim that does the noble work of raising awareness on the sanctity of life from conception.
Be’ad Chaim provides care, counseling, and practical training for expecting mothers. All the while, they are protecting the unborn by educating these women that abortion is not their only option.
Many Israeli mothers-to-be choose life thanks to the support of Sandy, director of Be’ad Chaim and other counselors. Then, the pro-life organization supplies their practical needs up to an entire year post-birth!
Help Israel Choose Life
In 2020, we are standing right alongside believers in Israel in encouraging the body of Messiah to Rise Up! With your help, we want to sow into ministries like Be’ad Chaim to save lives.
Will you join our quest to stop abortion in Israel?