CHANUKAH & CHAYALIM.CO.IL - PRAY!
by Nancy Montgomery, Founder Haverim
HAVERIM'S CONCERT OF PRAYER FOR ISRAEL

"Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice"  (Psalm 55:17).

December 4, 2002 - 5th Day of Chanukah

Dear Prayer Warriors,

I often am thinking about Haverim.org & our partnering with Israeli Internet work Chayalim.co.il for Operation Crossing Bridges
to encourage Christian support of Israel's soldiers.  I sent the following letter to Chayalim.co.il's soldiers from Haverim today.

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Dear Ones,

Especially because of Haverim.org joining with Chayalim.co.il for Operation Crossing Bridges, you have been on my heart constantly.  Are you all right, do you have everything you need?  Are you warm enough while on duty...

When the attack against Israelis came on the eve of Chanukah in Kenya killing the sons and wounding the mother and daughter of the family from Ariel (among others), my heart was broken.  Yet I was thankful no more had been injured than the numbers reported.  I was thankful that the missiles aimed at the Israeli airliner had missed their target.  I was thankful your soldiers went
to Kenya to bring your fellow Israelis home.

I often think of your young men and women donning your uniforms and responding with pride to serve your nation.  It is then
that I remember the words of the prophet Jeremiah in the Bible when he speaks of the sound of Rachel weeping for her children in ancient Israel.  Then I remember the promise to Israel, "Refrain from weeping, and wipe your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded, says the L-rd, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy."  "There is hope for your future, says the L-rd, that your children shall come back to your own border" (Jeremiah 31:15-17).  When I think of these words, I rejoice deep within my heart for you and for Israel!  For indeed there is hope for you and a future!  All who love the Bible must know that as the prophet Zechariah says concerning you:  "For thus saith the L-rd of hosts:   He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plundered you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.  " (Zechariah 2:8).

This year for the first time I purchased a Chanukah Menorah (made in Israel of course).  Each evening I have been placing the Menorah in the most visible window of our Christian home and lighting it saying the prayers; but it is not only to honor the G-d
of all the Universe that I light the Menorah.  It is also as an act of Christian solidarity with all of you and Israel.

My heart and prayers are with Israel's soldiers and the work of Chayalim.co.il in supporting you.  The hearts and prayers of
many of those who are part of Haverim's Internet Concert of Prayer for Israel are with you.  We know that the Holy One of
Israel rejoices over each of you.  Therefore even in times of stress and sorrow, we too still rejoice for you and for Israel, His Beloved.

Warmest regards and blessings to you during this miracle season of Chanukah.

Sincerely,

Nancy Montgomery, Founder
Haverim - Blessed be the Holy One of Israel!
www.haverim.org
www.radiohaverim.org


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The founder of Chayalim.co.il wrote me the following message:

Nancy shalom,

How are you?  I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on your website and newsletter referring to Chayalim.co.il.

I am sure your prayers are being heard, as we are slowly but surely making some progress and the cards we have received from people have been truly moving.

Hope you are well.

All the best,
Yonatan

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Be encouraged this day to continue praying for Israel's soldiers and the work of Chayalim.co.il!  Your letters, prayers and support have been so greatly appreciated!  If you are new to our Concert of Prayer email list, you can visit
www.chayalim.co.il to learn more of their work.  You will find we are listed right at the top of the page under "Christian Zionists".  If you have sent a letter to Israel's soldiers via our friends or do send one, be sure to send us a copy to share with our email list.

b'Shalom and blessings always,

Nancy Montgomery, Founder
Haverim
www.haverim.org

MORE THAN EVER - THE TIME TO PRAY FOR ISRAEL IS NOW!

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