Alone with a child
The process of leaving your own country and immigrating to Israel can be challenging, daunting and sometimes just plain overwhelming. While there are many hurdles for couples, the enormity of the process can be even more difficult when children are involved. Thinking of all that entails, imagine making that life change as a single mother with a child that has a challenging disability to deal with. Not long ago, CFI had an opportunity to assist a strong and virtuous Ukrainian woman who had met the challenges of making aliyah with her son. The young boy suffers from serious health problems that are a tremendous weight on daily life functions alone, not to mention the difficulty of changing the entire surroundings of the child.
After discussions with the mother, it became obvious that while she was doing well in adjusting to life in Israel, some of the necessary immigrant benefits were taking longer than anticipated. As it was clear that her finances were going to be in jeopardy, CFI Jerusalem stepped in to assist this beautiful family of two. Today, she has a good employment and is progressing in her Hebrew studies─living in the land of her ancestors. It is such a tremendous honor for us to be able to stand alongside the wonderful people of Israel in their time of desperate needs. We thank for the ongoing support of donors in the US who pray, encourage and share in their generosity as Christians and friends of Israel.
We thank you and bless you. (Based on Stacey Howard’s article in the 1stQ2018 FZS Magazine.)