“Will you help us?”

The first Shevet Achim community formed in 1994, when those words were spoken by the mother of a dying boy who’d come to Israel seeking healing.

The families of the children pictured above are asking the same question today. Few of us have the resources by ourselves to bring a child from Gaza, Iraq, Syria or Egypt to Israel for life-saving heart surgery. But we’ve found if one person will hear that question–and then pray, give whatever they have, and share a child’s story–our Father will form a rescue community that unites all kinds of people around the shared goal of saving a child’s life. “Behold how good and how pleasant it is when brothers dwell together (Shevet Achim) in unity.”

How it Works:

Each of these children is invited for heart surgery in Israel’s largest hospital, the Sheba Medical Center. If God gives you the faith to intercede for one of these boys or girls, you’ll be given your own page on this website through which you can invite friends, family, and neighbors, to join you in meeting the financial goal. Everyone agrees that a child’s life should be saved–you’ll find yourself partnering with people you never would have expected! You’ll share with them regular updates on your child’s progress, including updates sent from the Shevet Achim community in Israel. And you’ll be asked to come and personally meet your child while he or she is in Israel for surgery.

Here’s how you can get started.