The Living Stones Fund
Investing in the Kingdom of God in Israel
Praise the Lord that He is moving in the hearts of believers throughout the world to demonstrate their love for their brethren everywhere, a sign for the world that we are indeed His disciples, for Yeshua said, "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35).
Though our primary mission is to connect believers with the brothers and sisters in Israel who need our help and support, we recognize that not everyone who wishes to partner with them can develop such relationships. Therefore, we have established the Living Stones Fund in order to help raise financial support for the many struggling congregations in Israel.
The money raised by the Living Stones Fund goes directly to those who need it most and is used for Israeli congregational and ministry needs such as:
- Meeting Facility expenses - Most congregations in Israel cannot raise enough support to even maintain a renal facility to meet in. Your support will help them keep the doors open. With all of the nations represented in Israel, the languages in a congregation can be a real challenge. Many congregations rely on interpreters and wireless headsets to provide translation for the many who need it.
- Food and Humanitarian Aid outreach - Many families of believers struggle to even get groceries, as the economy is difficult and the cost of living high; jobs are hard to come by and even more so for believers. Congregations and ministries are working hard to provide help for their own, as well as the community around them. Soup kitchens and medical services are common outreaches which need great support.
- Transportation for the elderly and handicapped to be able to come to the congregation - This is often a vital service for many of the congregations. It is not only the one chance many have to come to the congregation, but it goes a long way to show the love of the Lord as many people would be shut in at home without such a service.
- Evangelism - Who will preach the Word to the lost souls of Israel if not their own brothers and sisters? This is a chance for Gentiles to give back the greatest gift they ever received, eternal life!
- Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers - Many congregations and their associated ministries do great work with those who everyone else has given up on. As one can imagine, with all the stress Israelis face, Israel has a very bad drug and alcohol problem. Believers not only help them off the addictions, they give them the greatest hope of all!
- Pregnancy resource ministries - Israel has a very high abortion rate. Ministries helping with counseling and care for expectant mothers can make a huge difference.
- New immigrants - There have been many waves of immigration into Israel. Each time, the new aliyah brings with it many challenges, for both the immigrants and the indigenous. Many immigrants are looked down upon and shunned. Congregations and ministries often minister to these people in ways no one else will. Believers are currently offering great support and ministry to the Ethiopians and Sudanese refuges who have recently come in.
We firmly believe that the best way to administer the funds is to directly involve the communities we are all trying to help; and so, along with our established partnerships in Israel, we have begun to assemble a board of senior congregational and ministry leaders in Israel who will be overseeing the Living Stones Fund to make sure that the funds are used for needs and projects which care for believers, share the gospel with those who do not know Yeshua, and support humanitarian and outreach efforts in their local communities that help bring the love of Messiah to Jews and Arabs in the land. We will have more specific information, including a list of board members in the near future, as new members are being added to the board as it integrates with Living Stones Television.
If you are a strong supporter of Israel, we humbly ask you to please consider where you are giving and see if the Lord would not have you partner with believers in Israel to grow the body of Messiah and reach the lost.
You can give to the Living Stones fund by any of the following methods:
Through Paypal (You can use a credit card even if you do not have a Paypal account)
By Toll Free Phone:
1-(855) 777-LSTV (5788)
Or through mail:
Yeshua's Harvest Ministries
P.O. Box 702
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Yeshua's Harvest Ministries is a religious 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation - Donations are tax-deductible where allowed by law.
Shalom, and May the God of Israel Bless You!
Matthew and Jeannine Wilson