Moving Forward As the Lord Leads
A group out of Finland made a wonderful donation to help advance the establishment of a Women’s Shelter. They donated close to $200,000 for the purchase of property/facility.
Gene, our director in Israel, with the help of a real-estate agent located a piece of property on which we could build a facility for women. Working with an attorney, the proposal was presented to our board in Israel. On January 21, 2019 the board voted unanimously to purchase the property. We then moved ahead with the purchase of the property which, unfortunately does not move quickly in Israel.
In December 2020 we received approval to move ahead with the architectural plans and begin the process of obtained needed permits. This process will take up to 10-12 months to complete before we can start building.
Prayer – At the forefront of this effort is a battle for the souls of precious women who are faced with a life of homelessness, drugs and human trafficking. This battle is first and foremost spiritual and we need much prayer – intercessory prayer.
Finances – We have established a budget for this building project at $430,000. We have $250,000 and need to raise the balance of $180,000.
In addition to the monies budgeted for the women’s shelter, it does not include equipment and staffing. Later in 2021 we will begin the process of raising funds for equipment and staff. Staff will need to be trained and brought on board during the building phase. This way staff will be ready for bringing in women into the program immediately.
We have builders from Germany and the U.S. that have indicated they would like to help us build the women’s facility. We will be able to use volunteers once the main structure is built. Israel has strict building codes and the structure of the building must be built by local builders and contractors.
Please consider how you can help in prayer and financial support in accomplish this project.
– Thank you
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