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It was a full week here at Gleanings. In our quilt-room we hustled to finish 50 quilts for babies and children to put on the Haiti container soon to go out. What fun it was designing and sewing for these little ones! And what a privilege to bless them in this way.

Four shipments of soup and dried fruit rolled out our gates this past week to South Africa, Mexico, Convoy of Hope, and Syria. The container for Syria had over a million servings of soup, and has a unique story. The idea send a container of food into war-torn Syria was birthed by Israel Food Outreach, a Jewish Messianic organization with a presence here and in Israel. As God’s Spirit moved their hearts, they went to work partnering with Gleanings for soup and raising the funds for shipping to Israel. But, getting container into Syria is no easy task and God needed to open some big doors. And He did!

The government of Israel agreed to suspend inspections and red tape to help facilitate the container rapidly to Syria. (Now that’s something we probably won’t hear about on the nightly news). Channels of distribution will be through local hospitals and Israel Flying Aid contacts.

As we prepared to send this container, the founder of Israel Food Outreach, Dudley Goff, shared what God had laid on his heart, ”Our hands are His hands”.