"Religion that God our Father accept as pure and undefiled is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world". James 1:27
As the number of widows and single mothers increases in Israel, the body of Messiah is also experiencing an increased burden.
In our congregation we have more than 25 widows and single mothers all believers and part of our community. Some of them are new immigrants coming from different countries. Many are broken hearted and feel abandoned and lonely. They often deal with unemployment or legal issues. Our support to the single mothers is practical and financial, spiritual and emotional. We are standing with them– according to their needs.
We provide counseling, special courses and teachings. The long term help is also by paying their studies & help them have a profession. Our goal is to help these women know God as their father & as their children's father. "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." Psalm 68:5. That's where we want to lead the orphans and the widows, to the Lord’s Holy of Holies. There is an abundance of needs, most of which only He can care for. We have 20 from single parent families in our congregation, many of them have special needs, emotional & psychological problems and learning disabilities. We provide them counseling & therapy and help the children in their practical needs. Clothes, shoes or dentist payment – according to the need. We help them go to the summer camps where they can be built up in their faith and know the Lord as their Father. Our government is not able to take care of the widows & orphans as it should. The O.T is full of commandments exhorting the nation of Israel to take care of the fatherless & widows. It also says that God will withdraw his blessings from the nation who withdraws justice from the widows (Deut 27:19).
God bless those who cared for widows but cursed those who didn’t. “The widow who is within your gates, shall come, and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God may bless you…” Deut 14:29. We must support the widows and the orphans and do what we can to bring their justice to the light. As believers, we want to demonstrate to them the same compassion and protection that God has for them.
Our motivation is to obey our Lord Yeshua who said: “I was hungry and you fed me, ..I was naked and you clothed me,..I was lonely and you visited me..” (Mat.25- see Isaiah 58)
Our vision: "From guilt to forgiveness, from despair to hope, from shame to honor."
If you want to partner with us in this ministry and support it, you can send your donation to Hamaayan Congregation earmarked for “Single mothers ministry”.