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Tami and Her Husband

Sep 25, 2019 • By Be'ad Chaim

Tami is a lovely Arab-Israeli woman who is married to a man from Hebron (which is under the Palestinian Authority). Up to three years ago her husband was able to come and stay in Israel for long periods of time, but now he is only allowed to visit for up to 4-5 days a month and during the Muslim holidays. They have three children, ages 6, 4 and now the newborn Narmin.


When Tami discovered she was pregnant again this was a big challenge for her.  On the one hand, she was married, but on the other Tami is basically having to raise her children as a single mum.  She also told me that her son often asks why his dad isn’t around all the time and why he can’t pick him up from daycare like the other dads do.  Tami really was not sure if she wanted to bring another child into this complicated and difficult situation.


Then, Tami heard about Be’ad Chaim through a friend and decided to turn to us for help. We were very happy to help and support her and show her that she was not alone.  It was then through your very generous sponsorship Tami 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.  


Tami is so very deeply grateful for all the support she has received. It really made such a huge difference and, indeed, saved the life of her baby. 


On the 4th of August 2019 Tami gave birth to a precious little girl, they named her Narmin, it was a difficult birth but praise God both mother and baby are now doing well. Little Narmin is lactose intolerant so she has been prescribed a special formula, though she doesn’t always agree to take it.  Tami is now combining formula and nursing, but the added challenge is that she cannot eat dairy while she is breastfeeding, and had to go through a two week cleanse to rid her body of any dairy before she could start feeding her baby again. Added to this, Narmin is not sleeping well, either in the day or night and cries a lot.  Please pray for peace and healing for this little baby, though Praise God she is growing and gaining weight.


Tami and her children are currently living with her parents. Her father is sick and unable to work but her mother is working and supporting her as much as she can.


Please pray for this precious family to be reunited, Tami turned to the Ministry of Interior in order to apply for her husband to start a process to become an Israeli citizen but they have responded that they need to wait until her husband turns 35. He is currently 32, they are really hoping for him to be able to join her in Israel before that. Please also pray for Tami’s husband, he suffers from asthma and is often quite unwell. 


Thank you very much for your kind and generous support and for your continued prayers for Tami and her precious family.