Because of your generous donations, LCC is able to continue sending support to Four Homes of Mercy in Bethany, Israel. We received the following update from Liz Mulford, President, Friends of the Four Homes of Mercy:
Dear Lutheran Church Charities,
You are so generous! On behalf of the Homes, thank you so much for your marvelous gift. What a wonderful and needed surprise!!
With your help, despite the Covid-19 challenges, the doors of the Homes are open, and our guests served. One of our guests, Aida, came to us as a small youngster, perhaps 30 years ago. One of 12 children, her parents despaired of her ever being able to leave her crib.
Now she maneuvers her wheelchair rapidly wherever she wishes to go (if she can’t con someone into giving her a ride!), feeds herself, brushes her teeth, engages in many activities, including art and gardening, makes her wishes known clearly even without speech, and is working on her next goal—walking!
In addition to helping Aida achieve greater control over her life, our physical therapists are working hard to restore a number of our guests to their level of comfort and functioning, which they had achieved before their 18-month hiatus caused by Covid.
We’re readmitting our former guests too each week and now have increased from 15 at the height of Covid to over 40. Few of the families were able to provide sufficient therapy to keep our guests from declining. Nursing staff, under the direction of our physical and occupational therapist, are also helping with the therapies.
The residents and their families are deeply grateful to be getting all their help at last—and to be able to celebrate each another’s accomplishments—and birthdays—with parties! The laughter in the building now is wonderful to hear.
Again, our deepest thanks for your caring and sharing.
President, Friends of the Four Homes of Mercy
Four Homes of Mercy is a Christian run home for the emotionally and physically disabled children (many of whom are orphans) and adults in the poor area of Bethany, Israel.
LCC received the following request from Liz Mulford, President, Friends of the Four Homes of Mercy.
The Christmas Dreams of our special, differently-abled people: long-awaited visits from family, making a joyful noise, new toys.
With your help, these and more will be fulfilled. Your gifts will provide transportation assistance for those far away, the chance to join others playing music, surprises -- a new ball, a new doll -- that promote smiles, plus special foods and decorations to help celebrate the season.
Your donation in any amount will enable us to provide our residents with memorable Christmas.
On behalf of all our people, THANK YOU!
The work that is done by Four Homes of Mercy is important and ongoing. Please consider a gift to support them as they continue to reach out "to the least of these" with the love, mercy, and compassion of Jesus Christ.