Yisrael is 42 years old. He is Jewish. He lives in Tel Aviv. He suffers from schizophrenia and has been in and out of institutions 10 times. He is now on medication to control his condition but he is unable to work.
Without the help of charities that supplement the small financial help he receives from the government, Yisrael couldn't make ends meet. Social services asked Agape Distribution Centre, a local food and clothing bank run by Israeli believers in Yeshua (Jesus) if they could help.
On his first visit to Agape, Yisrael's eyes had a wild look about them and he was obviously angry. Nenette, who runs the front of house, was a little concerned. She prayed quietly as she registered him to receive aid. As she prayed, she saw the muscles in his face begin to relax. He explained that he was very angry with God about his condition. Nenette calmly asked him if he would like prayer for some of his problems. He agreed, so she prayed with him there and then, in the name of Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel (Jesus).
A week later, Yisrael returned to Agape and was very excited to share that God had done a miracle in his life. For many years he and his mother had not spoken, but after Nenette's prayer, God began to reconcile them. He shared that they had begun to visit each other daily. He was amazed and gave the glory to God. He asked Nenette to pray for him again and then encouraged another man, who was visiting the centre to receive prayer too.
Through simple acts of kindness and loving concern, Agape Distribution Centre touches the lives of poor and needy folk who pass through its doors. Nenette and the small team of staff and volunteers, treat each person that comes with respect and dignity. Individuals and families receive monthly food packages and access to good quality second hand clothing. For the Biblical Feasts, Agape likes to provide gift packages with special food for the holidays and a few extra things for the families to enjoy.
Your People My People is working with Agape Distribution Centre to relieve poverty in Tel Aviv. If you would like to provide a special Gift Package for a needy family for the holidays, please click the donate button at the top left of our webpage.
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