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Ilana Beershiva

CBN Israel helps a struggling single mother, and Ethiopian immigrant, with food and school supplies. They also help her get current on her bills so she won't lose her home. Read Transcript


ILANA WAS JUST A CHILD WHEN

HER FAMILY MOVED TO ISRAEL.

AND AT 19 SHE FOUND HERSELF IN

AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE TO A MAN

THAT BEAT HER.

MY HUSBAND WOULD TAKE OUT

HIS ANGER ON ME.

ONE NIGHT HE ALMOST KILLED ME.

IT IS A MIRACLE I SURVIVED.

HE IS NOW IN JAIL FOR 8 YEARS.

SHE WAS LEFT TO RAISE HER 3

SMALL CHILDREN ALONG.

JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO HER

6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER DIED DURING

A SURGERY.

SINCE THEN SHE SUFFERED FROM

CRIPPLING DEPRESSION.

MOST DAYS SHE SITS IN THIS DARK

APARTMENT.

HER WELFARE CHECK ONLY COVERS

1/3 OF HER EXPERIENCES.

MY WATER AND ELECTRICITY

WILL BE CUT OFF AS WELL.

LIFE SR. IS HARD FOR HER

SON, TOMERE.

AT 13 YEARS OLD HE HAS TO TAKE

CARE OF THE WHOLE FAMILY.

HE TRIES TO PROTECT HIS MOTHER.

HE STILL REMEMBERS THE NIGHT

SHOEFS TAKEN AWAY IN AN

AMBULANCE.

ON HIS BIRTHDAY, HE TOLD ME

SOMETHING HE WILL NEVER FORGET.

HELL TOLD ME NOT TO BUY HIM A

PRESENT.

HE SAID DON'T FEEL BAD.

I KNOW WE ARE POOR.

AS A MOTHER THAT IS VERY HARD

FOR ME.

RECENTLY A TEAM FROM CBN

ISRAEL GAVE THE FAMILY MUCH

NEEDED HELP.

WE MADE THE BACK PAYMENTS ON

HER MORTGAGE SO SHE WOULDN'T

LOSE HER HOME.

IT WAS A SMALL GIFT THAT

OVERWHELMED HER, A BASKET FULL

OF SOAP AND OTHER EYE TEPS.

THESE ARE THINGS I NEED

EVERYDAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOR TOMERE, WE BOUGHT

CLOTHES AND NEW RUNNING SHOES

HE NEEDED FOR SCHOOL AND FOR

HIS LITTLE BROTHER, NEW TOYS.

WE ALSO TOOK THE FAMILY GROCERY

SHOPPING AND ARRANGED FOR ALANA

TO SEE A COUNSELOR SO SHE CAN

GET WELL AND SUPPORT HER FAMILY.

I FEEL LIKE I AM IN THE

CLOUDS.

I THINK YOU CAN SEE MY MOOD.

I CAN'T FIND A WORD TO DESCRIBE

THIS BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE FOR

ME AND MY CHILDREN.

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.

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