Friday, 11 April 2014
God's Extended Arm of Mercy
We often get asked about the work of the Haifa Soup Kitchen - some of you have been responsible for helping us to fund the project and keep it running.
The storefront on Yaffo Street in downtown Haifa looks like any regular take-out restaurant in the neighborhood. People drop in for their daily hot meals. Some bring their own plastic containers, and some receive their meals pre-packaged. The idea of Shavei Tzion's soup kitchen is to allow financially challenged residents to receive their help in a discreet manner that respects their privacy.
The goal of the food distribution is to show unconditional mercy, and it is not done in order to gain more members for our congregation. Through referrals from Haifa social services, the kitchen receives people from all faiths and backgrounds, with no strings attached. Humanitarian aid that is prompted by faith is a product of God's spirit. We who have experienced mercy are drawn to show it to others.
Why not read the article and let us know what you think here.