Rachel, together with her husband and two children, ages 8 and 3, emigrated to Israel from Ukraine two years ago. Rachel had a stillbirth not long after arriving in the country which was very traumatic. Since then she has recovered and got pregnant again. However, when she discovered she was pregnant she didn’t know what to do. On the one hand, her and her husband were very glad but on the other, they were very anxious about the health of the baby and their financial situation. They were worried about how they would be able to provide for all their children. Both Rachel and her husband are struggling to learn Hebrew and for that reason, it is hard to find good-paying jobs.
Thankfully, they then heard about Be’ad Chaim and turned to us for help. We were very glad to assist and support them. It was then through your very generous sponsorship Rachel was able to become part of The Operation Moses Project. This provided her with new furniture for her baby and also monthly vouchers for a whole year to buy the other essentials that her baby would need.
On the 29th of May 2019, Rachel gave birth to her precious little girl; they named her Johanna. The birth was difficult but praise God both mother and baby are healthy and doing well. Johanna’s older brother loves her and even helps his parents to take care of her. The little brother is still a bit jealous but Rachel is hoping that they will eventually become good friends once Johanna grows up a bit.
Rachel’s husband is working very hard to provide for his family, and Rachel is planning to go to work when Johanna is a bit older. Rachel is very passionate about children and hoping to find a daycare where she can work. Please pray for this precious family to be able to learn Hebrew, find good-paying jobs, have close friends, and integrate into the Israeli society.
Rachel and her husband are deeply grateful for all the love and support they have received. She said, “Thank you so much for all your help, it was truly very significant for us, going through this very challenging period with our finances. It was so special to know that we were not alone and there were people who care for us, we truly appreciate it”.