Friday, December 07, 2007


UPDATED (12/14): The Joshua Fund believes we are supposed to dramatically increase the delivery of humanitarian aid to the needy people of Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq and the region in 2008, and expand our strategic allies and prayer partners.

In light of the enormous needs and looming threat of war, we believe over the next 36 months we are supposed to bless Israel with at least $100 million worth of humanitarian relief supplies and 400 tons of food. We also believe we are supposed to bless Israel’s neighbors with at least $20 million worth of relief supplies in the next 36 months. At the same time, we are seeking to recruit at least 100,000 evangelical Christians all over the world who will stand with us in praying knowledgeably and consistently for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and for the people of the entire region. By God’s grace, we already have more than 35,000 prayer partners signed up on our email list.

As we end 2007, we are racing to complete several specific and important projects (update: these figures are double what we originally posted after TJF's board approved higher amounts last week):

* Funding 50 tons of food for Bridges For Peace to distribute to poor and needy Israelis in the first quarter of 2008 (cost: $110,000)

* Sending two trucks filled with some $300,000+ worth of humanitarian relief supplies into Iraq, to distributed through Iraqi evangelical Christians (cost: $24,000)

* Funding two emergency 40-foot containers of desperately-needed food aid for the suffering people of Sudan who are not only enduring civil war but even genocide. Each container holds 44,000 pounds of food, or about 270,000 servings, at cost of about 8.5 cents per serving. (cost: $46,000)

If you would like to help us with these and other projects, we would be deeply grateful for a generous year-end financial gift. To find our mailing address or to contribute securely on-line, please click here.

FYI: This past summer we received from the Internal Revenue Service our official status as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, meaning that every donation to The Joshua Fund is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.