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Story number 1 for 23 Oct 2000

By October 23, 2000

Our newscast opens today in Israel. Violence, tension and chaos are words that accurately describe the situation in the Middle East over the last few weeks. Food for the Hungry, partnered with local Christians in Jerusalem, is looking to increase their outreach in Israel. FH’s Matt Panos says the turmoil has slowed their plans for expansion, but won’t deter them. “At the moment, we’re trying to develop a Hunger Corps staff person to actually get in there and work on humanitarian aid distribution there. We don’t have a person in place yet, but we are still looking for that person. The relationship with the church right now is one where we’re willing to provide aid, but we’re also looking for someone who goes there and supports; obviously, a believer.” Panos says the situation warrants constant prayer. “What we’re looking for is a Biblical peace. To bring God into their midst, to ask for Jesus into their hearts; and for Christians in the United States to pray that there’ll be breakthroughs to many of the Muslims and the Jews to begin their long-lasting recognition that Jesus is the Messiah.”

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