As I write this letter, my eyes tear, my knees wobble and my heart beats faster. It is amazing to witness the mighty works of God as we save lives.
At Be’ad Chaim’s annual Board meeting recently, I reported the number of babies saved trough Operation Moses project since its humble beginning in 2006. As of today, we have saved over 2,000 lives. That’s 2,000+ beds, bathtubs and strollers, and over 72,000 bags of diapers and boxes of baby formula. Not to mention the hundreds od thousands of baby onesies and booties distributed by our clothing boutiques.
The finances to provide 2,000+ babies with basic needs for a full year has gone up and down like the ocean tide. It has been astounding to watch God provide faithfully. Sureley, He cares for the unborn and blesses our work.
The most deeply touching part of reviewing our lists are the thousands of names: Names of moms whose lives have been deeply touched and changed; and names of babies who are alive today because of the ministry of Be’ad Chaim.
The first Operation Moses babies were born in Autumn 2006. I can easily recall each of the 15 moms and babies whom we serviced that first year. We became integral parts of each other’s lives. I attended several births and visited each home, often spending hours with the families.
- Our first OM baby, Michaella’s life was saved by an SMS who told her mom she was a gift from God. Her mom was a single, new immigrant, from South America, who later found a great job.
- Orian’s mom was young and wild from a dysfunctional family, but who dearly loves her daughter.
- Ben Zion’s mom was a lonley new immigrant from the US. She now has a good ob and recently invited s to her wedding.
- Or’s mom came to Israel through trafficking. She married his dad and now has five sons.
- Eitan’s mom was an orphan who became pregnant when traveling in Thailand. Despite her fears, she learned to support herself and her son.
- Anat’s mom was alone, a new immigrant from Siberia, but has now discovered her Lord and is one of our precious Be’ad Chaim counselors.
This is a small sampling of some of our first babies. We are now servicing 500 moms and babies nationwide. I can’t say that i know each one personally anymore. We have a fantastic group of counselors who befriend each mom and show her love, kindness and respect. Miraculously, through our Operation Moses project, we provide the practical needs for each one of them. I believe the traditional Jewish prayer on special occations is appropriate:
“ברוך אתה ה אלהינו מלח העולם, שהחינו וקימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה”
“Blessed are you, Oh Lord, Kind of the universe, who has given us life, sustained us and enabled us to arrive at this occasion.”
May the Lord richly bless you for partnering with us in this life-saving work. Through our lives together, God has done far beyond all that we could have thought or imagined. To him be the Glory for all that He has done.
This article originally appeared on Be’ad Chaim, and reposted with permission.