"Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world."                                                                                                 - Talmud, Sanhedrin 4:1

   William Kendrick © 1994 "Jerusalem City of Gold" - 18 x 24 in / 46 x 61 cm

   William Kendrick © 1994 "Jerusalem City of Gold" - 18 x 24 in / 46 x 61 cm

 Dear Friends, 

We want to tell you about a very unusual story. We have dear Israeli friends, a young couple with four beautiful children, who are very brave and courageous. When one of their foreign workers returned to her home in Vietnam she encountered an abandoned baby boy. He was premature, on life support with a hopeless prognosis. She immediately phoned our friends in Israel, asking them to help. They prayed. On the very next day, all of the tubes were removed and by the end of the week he was able to drink from a bottle, to everyone's astonishment. 

In their own words, "We felt the Lord was asking us to care for this baby as if he were one of our own. At the time, we had no idea what that would entail. First we needed to cover all of his medical bills. If no one had, medical care would have ceased." Traveling from Israel to Vietnam, the father of this Israeli family took all the legal steps to have full custody of the little boy. Distraught that the baby was fatherless and motherless, he named him "Aviel", which in Hebrew means "God is my Father". From Israel, they have provided all of the needed support for him, ensuring he would have a good diet, health care and be well looked after.

Aviel has just recently turned two. He is a miracle child. Our friends want to bring him to Israel to be part of their family. There are expenses involved in this and some international details that must be traversed. They strongly feel that now is the time to bring Aviel to Israel. He is growing up and they do not want to delay this big change in his life. 

The desire that moved our friend's heart to be a father to the fatherless is so beautiful. Here is a father reaching to the other side of the world to an abandoned child, to bring him home, and not to just any home. He wants to bring him to his own home, in Israel. In this loving home among the "chosen people" is the knowledge of the Chosen One. It paints a beautiful picture of God's heart for Israel: to gather the lost, bring them in and make provision for them in His family. We need your help. 

My husband, William Kendrick, is a gifted artist. He has lived and painted in Israel at different times over the last forty years. To help facilitate the necessary funding, we want to be a part of this endeavor. We are providing signed prints of a watercolor of Jerusalem as a gift to those who will join with us. For your donation of $100 or more, you will receive the gift of this beautiful signed print of the painting "Jerusalem City of Gold". William Kendrick painted this incredible view of "Jerusalem City of Gold" from a rooftop at Jaffa Gate overlooking the Old City towards the Mount of Olives. This has been reproduced with the finest archival paper. 

Thank you. Together we help one... thus helping the whole world. Please use the form below. For those in America, your gift is tax-deductible.                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                       Blessings to you and your family,

                                                                                                        Deborah Kendrick