Good news from our friend Glenda with the Tikvah Rabah (“great hope”) outreach of the Rehoboth messianic fellowship in Vancouver, Washington, which has stepped in to intercede for Samir and his family:
We took some of our homemade things to “Lev Hallel” (“Heart of Praise”), a gathering of messianic dancers and a musician (Ted Pearce) in a park in eastern Oregon this last weekend, our first event to “Save Samir.” We raised $306!! God is good! We haven’t even announced our sponsorship yet but we had a flyer on the table about what we are doing. A great beginning I thought!
Syrian refugee family finding hope in Israel
Samir, his older brother, and his parents fled northern Syria when Islamist forces seized control of their region. They found refuge in a camp in northern Iraq, where they live in a tiny cinder-block home.
Samir needs surgery urgently to remove an obstruction of his left ventricle, which with each passing day is increasingly causing his heart to be misshapen. When his mother heard of the possibility of life-saving surgery in Israel, she bravely traveled with Samir back to Syria to secure passports. We have applied for his visa to come to Israel, and hope that with God’s help he can travel in July.