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Here is a press article for you.
1Tishrei 5776 – Sept 14th 2015
Re: Rescuing Refugees – One Family at a Time
by Dr Jay Rawlings
Day by day watching current international TV news reports, one witnesses a flood of humanity flowing out of Africa and the Middle East towards Europe. Their search for refuge is too often accompanied by tragedy at the hands of ‘wicked’ handlers who charge enormous sums to lead them to a ‘promised’ land. Terrorism and war are driving these ‘desperate unfortunates’ who have lost everything and therefore take impossible risks in order to reach somewhere, anywhere… that has to be better than the hell they have left. Seeing the police enforcements, the walls of barbed wire, dogs, and tear gas used against sick and poor harkens back to post WW2 days when Jewish refugees fled their prison camps and looked homeward to Palestine with no one to help them. But, God had made provision for his people thousands of years before. There was no other precident like it known in human history. And to this very day, Jews continue to ‘return home to Israel’ from the Ukraine, France and North America. The obvious difference is that the flow of today’s refugees is not from Europe but into Europe!
Like many, I have been deeply moved by the plight of the refugees ongoing isolation, pain, hunger, thirst, desolation and weariness. The blatant insufferable indifference they encounter from the oil rich nations in the Middle East, I find almost impossible to grasp. There is little if any compassion for such hapless souls who are obvously, not wanted, and have no where to turn.