Because you have partnered with us through The Joshua Fund,
we say thank you, and share some of what the Lord is doing
to bless poor and needy Jewish and Arab families in the epicenter;
equip and encourage pastors and ministry leaders in the epicenter;
and educate and mobilize Christians around the world to bless Israel
and her neighbors in the name of Jesus Christ, according to Genesis 12:1-3
Because of you – through your faithful prayers and generous financial support, the Lord has touched the lives of thousands of Jewish and Arab families in the epicenter in real and practical ways with the love of Jesus Christ. On the pages that follow, you will get a sense of the many projects you have helped to fund in 2013, and get a glimpse of the lives the Lord has blessed because of you.
By God’s grace, The Joshua Fund provided food and other relief supplies to more than 43,940 poor and needy Jewish and Arab families – an increase of more than 4% over 2012. Two new distribution centers have just opened, bringing us to a total of 14 centers distributing relief supplies throughout Israel. The Joshua Fund is prayerfully considering 2-3 new distribution centers in 2014.
To meet the growing need for food and supplies in the event of war or other crisis situations, The Joshua Fund has developed 10 highly mobile, portable distribution centers which will assist in the deployment of food and other life-sustaining supplies to communities affected by a crisis, be it war or natural disasters such as the recent earthquakes in northern Israel.
In an answer to prayer, the Lord has provided the opportunity to minister His comfort to the war-torn nation of Syria and millions of the country’s refugees. Because of you – we have funded relief efforts among the internally displaced people inside Syria and assisted refugees; including relocating families to safe environments and assisting in the procurement of a warehouse in the epicenter to increase the capacity to provide food, blankets and household necessities to these displaced families.
Always with a heart to bless believers in the epicenter, we have organized and hosted Bible conferences, as well as provided ministry support for pastors in Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. We have planned and funded retreats for pastors and ministry leaders, and provided biblical teaching, encouragement and refreshment for those serving throughout the epicenter region.
This is the work of The Joshua Fund – to bless poor and needy Jewish and Arab families in the epicenter; equip and encourage pastors and ministry leaders in the epicenter; and educate and mobilize Christians around the world to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus Christ. On behalf of The Joshua Fund’s board and staff, thank you for making a difference in the lives of people living throughout the epicenter during this critical time. We pray as you read through the ministry works in this report that your heart is encouraged by all the Lord is doing. We sincerely appreciate the trust you have placed in our stewardship of your gifts and count it a great privilege to do this work with you, to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus.
Founder and President
As always, we do our best to keep you up-to-date on the kinds of projects we are doing, and brief you on how those projects are proceeding. In no way do we want to pressure anyone to give financially. We fully believe the Lord will provide for the needs of the people we seek to serve. But if you or others wish to help, we gratefully welcome your support. All financial gifts are tax-deductible in the USA. The Joshua Fund is a member of the ECFA, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. If you would like to make a contribution to the ongoing work of The Joshua Fund, donate online or make your check payable to ”The Joshua Fund” and mail to the address provided.
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* Totals are estimates. Some of the pictures contained are for illustrative purposes only to represent culture and regions served.