[/flash_wrap] Neil and Jamie see Psalm 102:13 as an end-time rallying call for the people of God to stand with Israel and the Jewish people: “ You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.” Until the year 2,000, Neil and Jamie led yearly tours to the Land of Israel, but during the Intifada, when buses in Jerusalem were being blown up by terrorists on a regular basis, and tourism was at an all time low, they changed from TOURS to MERCY MISSIONS.
The Lord began to show them ways in which they could touch the people of Israel in a warm, personal way, to minister the truth that God has not forgotten them.
The Mercy Missions began with a luncheon for tour guides who were out of work, Many bread-winners could no longer support their families. One tour guide had already committed suicide. Jewish Jewels sponsored a luncheon for tour guides and gave them each gifts and food coupons for their families. The guides were visibly touched. So were Neil and Jamie. That was the beginning of some wonderful outreaches, each led by the Holy Spirit, and warmly received by both secular and religious Israelis.
<h1><a href=”https://www.jewishjewels.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/MM2012-Itinerary.pdf”>Click here to see our 2012 Tour/Mercy Mission brochure!</a></h1> <h1>Some examples from past Mercy Missions:</h1> <ul> <li>A luncheon for Eged (Public) Bus Drivers, the ones who risked their lives each day during the Intifada. We prayed Psalm 91 over them, and even had praise and worship at the restaurant (a first for most of them!) Jewish Jewels gave food coupons for each bus driver and a donation to equip a gym for the drivers to help relieve stress.</li> <li>A party for poor and disabled children in a lovely outdoor theme park in Jerusalem. The children made bread and cooked it in an outdoor oven, rode on ATVs, received presents, had refreshments, and much more.</li> <li>Home visits to Ethiopian immigrants with bags of goodies for each family. The women sat on the floor of their home and made us Ethiopian coffee and popcorn. A real treat!</li> <li>A celebration in the sukkah of a home for Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem. We danced together, they told their stories, and we shared treats. Gifts were received with gratitude.</li> <li>A dinner at a hotel in Tiberius for 50 family members who lost loved ones through terror attacks. Gifts galore were distributed as well as seashell messages in Hebrew.</li> <li>Baby showers at B’Nai Zion in Haifa. Shower number three will be on Dec.1,2010. Every woman who gives birth or is in the maternity ward on the day of the shower gets a big bag filled with new, beautiful things for her baby. We call it: “Geshem B’rachot” (Showers of Blessing)</li> <li>A wedding for an orphan bride. Jewish Jewels acted as the “Father of the bride” and paid for the wedding of an ultra-orthodox girl. Actually, God was the Father of the bride, and did many miracles in connection with this particular Mercy Mission. Nine months later, the bride had a baby and Jewish Jewels furnished the nursery</li> </ul> <h1><a href=”https://www.jewishjewels.org/getinvolved/israel-mercy-mission/mercy-mission-photos-1/”>Check out the Mercy Mission Photos here!</a></h1>