As a part of our outreach strategy, Dugit plans day trips for the members of the Distribution Center that we operate in Tel -Aviv. The people that we minister to rarely get out of the city because they have no transportation or finances for such luxuries. Basic things that many Israeli’s take for granted, such as a fun day out to see the sites can be a significant experience for the people that we serve. Denis and Nadia, the managers of the Distribution Center, felt that they would like to be able to bless these people with the gift of a day of relaxation and a break from the hard reality that is their everyday existence. When we notified them that we were offering an all-expense paid trip to the city of Nazareth to see the sites and share a meal, they were more than excited!
On the day of the trip, the bus arrived at 7AM to pick up a full load of eager participants! Before long, we were on our way to Nazareth, in Galilee, with the goal of sharing some biblical history as well as to create an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of the people to the truth of who Yeshua really was, is, and will be. We were blessed to have a tour guide who was also a believer. Our guide had a real gift of revealing the truth of Yeshua through history and archaeological sites. She made these usual dead stones really come to life!
We spent the day going to several biblical sites including the church where it is said that the angel visited Mary and told her she was going to be the mother of Yeshua. This church was also located in the area where Yeshua lived as a child. As our guide explained these biblical stories and related them to the Jewish people, it was incredible to see how eyes began to open and people began to understand the reality of Jesus the Jew! As the day wound to an end, we stopped at a local restaurant for a meal and shared a relaxing time of fellowship. It was such a blessing to see everyone laughing and enjoying themselves’ as they partook of the meal. As we headed back to Tel Aviv, we were blessed to hear the amazing feedback from the travelers. One lady said she had been to Nazareth a few times, but it was the first time someone had explained to her about the life of Yeshua in a way she could understand. We knew what she was feeling because we know that it is the spirit of God who opens spiritual eyes!
We thank God that we were able to make a difference in the lives of these people. We believe that no gift is to small and that anything we can do to bless them and open their eyes to the truth of Yeshua makes it all worth it! We will continue to reach out to the less fortunate of Tel Aviv and show them the love of Yeshua in a real and practical way.
Please join us in lifting up these precious ones that the Lord sends us, that the Holy Spirit would reveal the love of God to them and open their eyes to the truth about Yeshua.
We are always looking to expand our Distribution Center to serve more families in need. If you feel led to partner with this aspect of our ministry, you can visit our partner page at www.dugit.org/partner and click on “Distribution Center” on the dropdown menu. You can also mail cash or check to our US address located on the back of this magazine. Please include a separate note that reads “Distribution Center”.