Operation Blessing International

“I believe that there is a God and he wanted me to live,” said Holocaust survivor, Miriam.

She was only 14 years old when Nazis took over her town in Ukraine. Her family was split into separate camps. She did not know what happened to her father and brother, but stayed with her mother until they were separated and her mother killed.

After transferring to another camp, she and a childhood friend decided to escape.

“I thought to myself, ‘Why not try? We are getting killed either way,’” she said.

By the grace of God, they made their escape, but she later found herself in a ghetto where she reconnected with her father, who would die just days before the ghetto was liberated.

When she was free, Miriam knew she wanted to go to Israel, and that is where she now lives and receives support as part of Operation Blessing’s Holocaust survivor program. With the assistance she receives, Miriam can make ends meet.

Prayer Point: Pray for Holocaust survivors living in Israel, and beyond, who still struggle today. Pray that God will meet their needs and bless these brave people.

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Turkey – Bashar and his family are from Mosul, Iraq. They fled their home when ISIS took over the city and threatened kill them if they did not convert to Islam. Now, Bashar and his family live as refugees in a makeshift camp with other displaced families unable to return home.

Today, on World Refugee Day, would you join us in praying for suffering families in the Middle East and throughout the world who have been forced from their homes and are now struggling to survive? Pray they would continue to have hope for the future and have access to the resources they need like food, clothing and shelter.

Haiti – Students participate in their very first chess tournament to test the skills they’ve learned in school.

Would you join us in praying for underprivileged children in Haiti who do not have opportunities like these? Please pray that they will be able to pursue an education and sharpen their decision-making skills. #PhotoPrayerOfTheDay

Thailand – Students at Baan Kune School in Thailand enjoy the precious gift of clean water now available to them thanks to the gift of a new well in their village.

Today, on World Water Day, let us not take for granted the blessing it is to have clean water and pray for those who do not have access to safe water sources. Pray for innovative solutions that would bring safe water to families who are struggling with waterborne illnesses.