“Whatever you do for the least of one of these, you do it unto me.” Matthew 26:40
THE SPIRITUAL NEED ~ "Comfort, comfort my people" Isaiah 40:1
Pressure and discrimination from within Israel causes difficulties in making ends meet for the basics of life, coupled with hostility and media bias against Israel from the outside world has led many Messianic and Arab believers to feel "unloved" and isolated.
Christians in Israeli Arab towns and in the West Bank and Gaza are small minority groups and face increasing pressure from the rest of their communities. Christians, especially the Evangelicals, are often accused of being "Zionists" and have to defend their loyalty.
OCG distributes prayer needs and prayer requests enabling supporting "prayer partners" to focus prayer and encouragement for Pastors, their churches and their congregations and individual families. These prayer partners stand alongside them, shoulder to shoulder, as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
THE MATERIAL NEED ~ Romans 12:13 KJV "Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality." Romans 12:13 NIV "Share with God's people who are in need"
OCG has raised 150 tons of wheat to help our Israelite brothers and sisters during Jacob's trouble and the time of the famine and drought that is coming soon.
According to official Israeli Government Poverty statistics there are over 2.54 million Israelis (Jews and Arabs) living below the poverty line. The poverty line is defined as “those having disposable income that is less than half the national average” those in the bottom quartile. This includes: 1 in 5 families (over 440.000), a staggering one in three children (932,000) and more than 190,000 elderly (almost 1 in 4) including many holocaust survivors.
The problems are not confined to families where the parents are unemployed - around 50% families living in poverty do so despite the head of the household having work. For the first few years new immigrants struggle as they have to learn a new language and culture before they can really integrate and enjoy the sort of jobs they were used to. Many skilled and educated people have to resort to manual work until they can speak, read and write the language well enough to take up their profession. Also low rates of pay, a high proportion of part-time work and short term commitments from employers are contributory factors.
In certain areas of Israel the majority of people rely on charity of one kind or another to exist. OCG is here to provide aid to the poor and needy and to assist immigrants desiring to make Aliyah and join us in the land of Israel.
OCG is working to provide help to needy families whilst relying on God to provide the finances now and in the future to cover these commitments. If you choose to sponsor on a regular basis, you will know exactly how you are helping a needy family in the Land. "Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him?" ~ Isaiah 58:7 “Whatever you do for the least of one of these, you do it unto me.” Matthew 26:40
Our vision is to be an oasis for Israel’s returning exiles and for her native-born sons and daughters. Revelation 12:6, 14. In the ancient Near East the oasis was an absolutely vital center of refuge, supply, healing, equipping and sending out. This vision will be fulfilled as: A HUMANITARIAN AID CENTER, providing practical assistance to new immigrants, operating out of a Distribution Center in Israel. We will be able to give refuge and supply them through the distribution of food & clothing.
Many are suffering in Israel with both physical and financial distress through no fault of their own. Do Gentile believers outside of Israel have a responsibility to assist our Israeli brothers and sisters? Absolutely! Apostle Paul explains in Romans 15 that since the Gentiles have shared in Israel's spiritual blessings (Rom. 11:17), we are now encouraged to now share our material blessings with our Jewish brethren. It is critically important that our donations go only to those Organizations we know are assisting Israel in the most effective way.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ~ Why Pray For Israel?
Israel is still the apple of God’s eye and His inheritance, close to His heart
(Psa.148:14; Zech.2:8; Deut.32:8-11; Rom.11:29; Psa.33:11-12)
God’s faithful servants are moved to prayer and compassion over Israel’s condition. (Psa.102:13-17)
God commands us to give Him and ourselves no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth (Isa.62:1,6-7)
God wants to give us the desire, anguish and gift of travailing prayer for Israel’s salvation (Rom.9:2-3; 10:1, 14)
God commands us to seek the spiritual and physical good of the Israeli people and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psa.122:4,6-9; Rom.15:25-27; 1:16; 2:9-11)
The Jewish people’s acceptance of Messiah Jesus (Yeshua) will lead to life from the dead — world-wide revival of unprecedented magnitude (Rom.11:15; Acts 3:19-21) Yeshua linked His second coming to Israel’s national turning to Him (Matt.23:39)
The OverComers in Galilee ~ Israel's Friends
“OCG’s needs for Israel for 4-5 years” ~ 8/24/15
|Budget Cost 8/24/15
for 3-4 years
|You can help See Below|
|7 Food Grade Shipping Contrainers||$31,500.00||$4,500.00||each|
|2 Containers for household||$6,000.00||$3,000.00||each|
|Israel Distribution Center||$1,400,000.00|
|Gas Tanks 2-5000 gallon||$60,000.00||$30,000.00||each|
|Gas Tanks diesel 2-10,000 gallon||$72,000.00||$36,000.00||each|
|Fuel for 5000 gallon tank||$13,195.00|
|Fuel for 10,000 gallon tank||$26,390.00|
|Propane Fuel Tanks 5000 gallon-2||$26,000.00||$13,000.00||each|
|Propane Fuel Tanks 10000 gallon-2||$50,000.00||$25,000.00||each|
|Premium Fuel 10,000 gallons||$30,000.00|
|Diesel Fuel 20,000 Gallons||$60,000.00|
|Off Road Gas 5000 gallons||$11,995.00|
|2-Small Passenger Bus or Diesel Van||$92,360.00||$46,180.00||each|
|1-4 WD Diesel Farm Truck||$55,000.00|
|Painting & Construction 5 Homes||$125,000.00|
|2 Tractors Massey Ferguson 5600||$194,000.00||$97,000.00||each|
|2-6 Burner Propane Stoves||$11,198.00||$5,599.00||each|
|3-Wood Cook Stoves||$23,697.00||$7,899.00||each|
|Solar Panels- 4 houses||$49,875.00||$9,975.00||each|
|2 Windmills 5KW||$16,300.00||$8,150.00||each|
|2 – 3 way walk in freezers -||$12,992.00||$6,496.00||each|
|Update 2-wood furnaces –||$4,773.98||$2,386.99||each|
|Update 3 Septics-||$75,000.00||$25,000.00||each|
|Finish Bathhouse + septic||$85,000.00|
|Welder Gas Powered||$3,500.00|