Groundbreaking “Rescue the Child” Created
Israeli Hospital, Christian Church Aid Children
from Gaza, West Bank
Undiagnosed and Seriously Ill Children Recieve Medical Care in Unprecedented Compassionate Outreach
SOURCE: Providence PR
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JERUSALEM, Israel (February 25, 2013) Assaf Haroef Medical Center (www.healthtoisrael.org) , a top Israeli Medical Center located about 15 km from Tel Aviv and Living Bread Church International (www.livingbreadchurch,com), based in Jerusalem have announced the formation of a new joint project called “Rescue the Child.” “Rescue the Child” will provide much needed medical care for babies and children from the West Bank and Gaza badly in need of care due to lack of diagnosis, in need of specialized medicine or lack of local access to treatment. This groundbreaking venture reaches out in compassion and love to the children of whom many deem the enemies of Israel.
Aharon Cholow, the Director of International Resources from the Friends of Assaf Haroeth and Karen Dunham, Director of Living Bread have teamed up to spearhead the groundbreaking project. This initiative has already cleared border and governmental holds from both sides and has the coordination of patients moving out of the Gaza Strip for much needed medical treatment.
“It is such a move of God to reach out in love and compassion to these children, who were dying and had such little hope. Isn’t it like God to team up a Christian organization and a Jewish hospital to show love to the enemies of Israel during this time? That’s what Jesus did, reached out to the least of these. There are no borders that the Lord cannot move.” stated Karen Dunham.
Dunham is widely recognized for acts of compassion, ministering the Gospel in refugee camps throughout Israel. She has been called a “Mother Theresa in Israel” by news sources, and her organization has obtained a political status for its work. There are also Jewish orphans being housed and cared for by the team at Living Bread International Church. . She has recently released an inspiring book on her remarkable life called, Pushing the Pillars.
Aharon Cholow has long worked with both Christians and Jews to raise awareness and support for Assaf Haroef Medical Center, which is a teaching hospital with a global reach, and is associated with the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicne. Assaf Hareth stretches over 65 acres, employs over 3,000 staff and has the largest academic Nursing School in Israel. The hospital takes its name from Assaf Haroef, “Assaf the Doctor, who wrote the 1.500 year old oath for Jewish Doctors, which includes the hospital’s motto: “And ye shall not harden your hearts against the poor and the needy, but heal them.”
“I believe that as an Israeli citizen we always have a right to defend ourselves from any aggression, However, we will always stretch out our hand for peace and show compassion to the suffering of children.” Cholow commented.
Karen Dunham and Aharon Cholow are currently in the US, raising awareness for “Rescue the Child” through media interviews, telethons, fund raising events, and various meetings. They will be attending the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville, Tenn. from March 2-6, 2013. For more information on “Rescue the Child” contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”