I first mentioned my work with Save A Child's Heart (SACH) just a few weeks after my initial meeting. Now nearly 4 months later, I wanted to share a video with you of one of our current children in Israel. Esther is a 9-year-old orphan from Tanzania who traveled to Israel for life-saving heart surgery. Fortunately, now Esther is back in the children's home and healing nicely. Her bright smile and gentle hugs warm my heart when I see her in the house.
I have found a home in SACH and strongly believe in the work of this organization. Whether it is Save A Child's Heart or any other deserving organization, I encourage you to find a charity with whose mission you connect and give a little time and treasure to make this world a bit better than we came into it. I promise you'll get double the blessings than you will give.
Esther's story: http://www.jerusalemonline.com/specials12.asp
Friday, February 18, 2011
Jaffa or Yafo, an ancient port city just south of Tel-Aviv, is thought to be the oldest ports in the world. DH and I spent the day there, mostly eating and sightseeing, but of course I couldn't pass up the deals in Shuk Hapishpeshim either.
|Hey, I wanted the unabridged version!|
|I couldn't agree more|
|Stumbled upon this little find on our excursion.|
|St. Peter's Monastery, built in 1654 over a 13th Century citadel.|
|Our view from the restaurant, not too shabby, eh?|
|Sheshbesh, an Middle Eastern favorite pastime.|
Hookah, another favorite Middle Eastern pastime.
|Shopping at Shuk Hapishpeshim, my favorite pastime.|
|We heared the Friday evening call to prayer as we left marking a beautiful end to our day in Yafo.|