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Survival and Devotion

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Not long after Sergie and Alana came to Israel, Alana suffered a serious brain haemorrhage. This was more than twenty years ago. The Homecare team helped them daily, but Alana is completely dependent on help; most hours of the day she lies in bed. 

 

All these years Sergei has taken care of her. He says: “If it had been the other way around, she would have done it for me.” His faithfulness to Alana with so much love is a powerful example to us. A quiet hero. Since moving to northern Israel to live with their daughter and her family Homecare keep in touch, and visit them a few times a year.

 

On one such visit, the beautiful and fragile porcelain coffee cups he laid out, led him to tell his story. “My brother bought these for my mother when he took a trip; they are perhaps seventy years old. We drink from these cups on special occasions, with family.” A great compliment, Homecare has become family, the visit is worthy of these special cups.

 

The cups are the reason that Sergei tells his story today. He was a boy of six years old and his father was fighting on the front lines. One day someone knocked on the door very hard. Soldiers stood by the door demanding his very young mother: “Take the papers for you and the boy, nothing else. In ten minutes you have to leave, otherwise you will be killed.” They left in an open cattle car full of other Jewish families, constantly in fear that something terrible would happen as they travelled. It was a difficult journey of one hundred and thirty kilometres that took them many days, arriving in Siberia. The winters were cold, and his mother had to work in a factory to make a living. It is not easy for him to tell the story, as it still seems like it happened yesterday.

 

The silence is tangible as he ends his story. The cups are testimony to his survival.

Upcoming Events

ICEJ Events

Teaching truth, celebrating God’s faithfulness

The ICEJ is probably best known for annually hosting the Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles - a multicultural event that draws thousands of pilgrims to Jerusalem for teaching, worship and prayer.

In addition, ICEJ speakers undertake teaching tours, seminars, and conferences across the globe.

The ICEJ is committed to telling the truth about Israel, and helping the church to understand the wonderful faithfulness of God through the fulfillment of His promises to the Jewish people.


Upcoming Events:

ICEJ-Vortrag mit Christoph Scharnweber

19 Nov 2017
BGG Zollernalb Lighthouse Albstadt Germany

ICEJ-Vortrag mit Gottfried Bühler

19 Nov 2017
Volksmission Weikersheim Weikersheim Germany

ICEJ-ACADEMY: Bildung und Lehre im Licht der Bibel

25 Nov 2017
Evang.-Freikirchliche Gemeinde Eckernförde Germany

Giving Tuesday

28 Nov 2017

ICEJ-Vortrag mit Christoph Scharnweber

28 Nov 2017
Petruskirche Villingen-Schwenningen Germany

Jesaja-62-Initiative

6 Dec 2017
FREIE CHRISTENGEMEINDE Linz Austria

Jesaja-62-Initiative

6 Dec 2017
GOSPEL FORUM - Blaue Kapelle Stuttgart Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany

ICEJ-ACADEMY: Bildung und Lehre im Licht der Bibel

9 Dec 2017
ICEJ Deutscher Zweig e.V. Stuttgart Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany

Chanukah

13 Dec 2017

Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2017

Christmas

25 Dec 2017

Boxing Day

26 Dec 2017

Jesaja-62-Initiative

7 Feb 2018
FREIE CHRISTENGEMEINDE Linz Austria

 

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