You Made a “Messiah-Shaped” Impact on Houston!

By Tara Kieschnick, MJBI Media and Communications Manager
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Posted in Featured Articles on October 30, 2017

We appreciate how many of you turned your concern into action by helping us send financial relief to the hard hit Houston Messianic community in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Here’s an update with specifics on how your donations have made a difference.

Beth Messiah and Beth Yeshua HaMashiach congregations received overwhelming assistance at a crucial time due to several Messianic ministries banding together for a united appeal. We are thrilled to report that at least $70,000 was raised to help these congregations get back on their feet–and $10,000 of that total was donated directly through MJBI! Your generosity is amazing!

We have received heartwarming stories from both congregations describing the outpouring of love they experienced. Faithful congregational members, newlyweds, small business owners, and widows were among those you blessed with funds to help rebuild their homes, businesses, and lives.

One woman had been experiencing pressure by nonbelieving family to leave the congregation, and was questioning her faith in Messiah. When flooding devastated her home, she was given a substantial gift out of the collected funds. This show of concern so moved her that she returned to the congregation during the High Holidays with tears and a thankful heart. What the enemy meant for evil, God turned for good!

Beth Messiah Rabbi Michael Vowell stated that this display of kindness has “made a permanent and Messiah-shaped impact on the families here in Houston…words are not enough to convey our thanks to you for all of your financial support and generosity to help our families recover from Hurricane Harvey.”

In fact, your response was so astounding that once the community needs in Houston were covered, Rabbi Vowell said they had plenty to send weeks later to the Messianic community in Florida effected by Hurricane Irma!
MJBI thanks you again for responding in such a compassionate and powerful way to help assist our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters in need. You have planted good seed!

“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 23:11 (TM)

Grateful for you,

Tara Kieschnick
MJBI Media and Communications Manager