The world is spinning out of control, and it only gets worse with every day that goes by.
The Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 was an absolute horror that moved us to the brink of a world war.
Yet these Christians from Texas serve as a reminder that even in the worst of times, acts of kindness and compassion are possible and give everyone hope.
Following deadly October 7 attacks, Israeli PM Netanyahu declared the country is “at war”
On October 7, thousands of Hamas crossed the border into Israel and began killing people indiscriminately.
Reports indicate that more than 1,400 people were killed in the violent attack that saw civilians slaughtered in their own homes.
Hamas also took hostages – including citizens from other countries.
Over 200 hostages were brought back to Gaza to be used as bargaining chips against the Israeli government.
ABC News says that at least four of them have now been released, but there’s still more work to be done.
The US government has indicated that 32 Americans were killed in the attack with another 10 that cannot be found.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is “at war.”
President Biden says that his administration will do everything they can to support Israel militarily.
While everyone is focused on military support, a group of men in Texas are taking action to help in another way.
Texas men’s group immediately began preparing more than 2,000 meals per day
Just two days after the deadly attack that rocked Israel, a group of volunteers from Texas were already working on providing direct aid to families impacted.
The group, Texas Baptist Men (TBM), are preparing meals to send over to Israel amidst a humanitarian disaster and giving a strong reminder to the world.
There are good people in the world.
So far, the men have been preparing more than 2,000 meals a day to provide support to people who lost their homes or lived in a neighborhood that was impacted.
Volunteers from TBM are personally going into Israel to deliver the food to “hot spots where there are displaced people,” according to Gary Finley – a volunteer leader for the group.
“Those are areas where homes have been damaged or destroyed and are prone to missile attacks,” Finley added before making it clear that “no TBM volunteers are placed in harm’s way.”
The volunteer group isn’t just providing meals to families but also to first responders and hospital staff.
Leader of TBM says “Christ calls” their group to “minister in His name”
Finley says that his group is dealing with a “fluid” situation but only turns to one source for strength.
“Christ calls each of us to help the hurting. A lot of people are hurting in Israel and surrounding areas,” Finley told the Christian Post.
“God cares deeply about them and is sending us to minister in His name. In very difficult times, TBM volunteers are shining the light of Christ brightly,” he continued.
The situation is changing every day, and after a military offensive against Hamas, Israeli citizens are expecting more conflict to come to their country.
Areas that might be considered safe and out-of-harm’s way could be under heavy fire at any time.
“We’re playing it by ear. Pray for whatever God has in store. Pray for patience because we don’t know from one day to the next what that day will bring,” Finley finished.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.