Sunday, April 22, 2012

Independence Day

This Thursday, Israel celebrates her 64th year as a country.  In honor of this day, our family is going to visit two military bases this week.  We plan to print several hundred copies of the following picture and will give them out along with some candy to the soldiers we meet:
And here is where you come in.

I would be thrilled if you could leave comments here in this post congratulating these soldiers and encouraging them to continue defending their country.  Basically EVERY SINGLE 18-21 year old Israeli Jew serves in the military here, young men AND young ladies, unless they are excused for religious purposes. When other countries are sending their kids off to college, this country is sending their kids off to the army.

We will put your notes together, print them, and hand them out along with the pictures and candy later this week.  This is a way for you to directly express your love and support for God's little nation of Israel.

I hope you'll join in!  I'd really love to get 100 comments on this post, so that we can really share some meaningful support, so please spread the word.  I look forward to hearing from you!

"And I will bless them that bless thee..."  Genesis 12:3

65 comments:

  1. Happy Independence Day!!! Thank you so much for your courage in defending your Country. What a blessing it is to see a man take a stand for his Country. I pray the Lord will bless you for your service.

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  2. As a veteran of the United States Army, I understand what it means to love and defend one's own country.
    May your hearts be filled with courage;
    May your strength be found in the Lord Jehovah;
    And may peace come to the land of Zion.
    Happy Independence Day from your American friend,
    Mike Leonard

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  3. Thank you for being willing to face great danger in defending Israel and God's people. We love and pray for your nation daily.

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  4. Happy Independence Day! We here in the USA are praying for you. We love you! ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWS! With much love, The Richard Way Family. Gainesville, Texas, USA.

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  5. Happy Independence Day!

    Thank you for your loyalty, bravery, and commitment to Israel! May the LORD bless you abundantly...

    From a friend in America who respects, admires, and truly loves your country,

    Elianna
    :)

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  7. Happy Independence Day!!! We are so happy for you to celebrate 64 years as a nation. Praying for you to have many more days like today. - The Beckles family in Arkansas.

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  8. Happy Independence Day!!! Thank you so much for your courage in defending your Country and God's people. I pray the Lord will bless you for your service. Just wanted you to know someone in America appreciates your stand and what you do.

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  9. God bless and protect you as you courageously defend God's chosen people! Happy Independence Day!

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  10. Thank you for serving your nation! God enjoys it when you fight for HIS country!

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  11. My husband had the opportunity to visit there a couple of years ago with some of the military. He enjoyed it so much. How wonderful to know there are those taking a stand for God's chosen land. I love Israel. I pray for the peace of Israel, and I love my Savior, the Messiah, Who came from Israel. Blessings and Happy Independece Day!

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  12. Happy Independence Day from the United States to our friends in Israel! What joy to celebrate!

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  13. Psalm 122:6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

    To those in Israel who have given so much to secure that for which so many have suffered for so long, please know that you are appreciated in the United States. Seeing the apple of God's eye stand firm for what's right in a hate-filled world humbles me beyond description.

    We are praying for your safety as you stand in the gap for God's Chosen People and His beloved Israel.

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  14. Happy Independence Day from those of us in America who love the nation of Israel! Thank you for serving your country. We admire and respect your military forces.

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  15. From America to Israel--Happy Independence Day! You are giving your time and energy for the sake of others--so that Israel can remain free. Congratulations!
    From an American girl

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  16. Happy Independence Day Israel! May God continue to bless the nation of Israel! From the Kowach family in South Korea

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  17. May you have a wonderful day this Independence Day! We are proud of your hard work to defend your country. And we support your cause.
    God blesses those that bless His people and their country. We pray for your safety today and God's blessings upon you as you serve His nation and His children.

    With love and admiration,
    The Jordan Family

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  18. Mientkiwicz familyTuesday, April 24, 2012

    To the Israeli Soldiers:
    Thank you so much for serving!
    We pray all the time for peace in Jerusalem soon!!!
    Kate, for the Mientkiwicz family

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  19. Steve and Cassie FoxTuesday, April 24, 2012

    Happy Independence Day! May God Bless the Nation of Israel! We keep your Nation in Our Prayers! And We as Americans Support you! May God Bless you as you serve your Nation, God's Chosen People!
    Much Love and Prayers from an American Family,
    Steve and Cassie Fox and Our 8 Sons!

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  20. A special shout out to all the IDF soldiers who keep this great nation safe!

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  21. I visited Israel with my son, David, four years ago. We made many precious memories together, but the one I will treasure forever is the visit we made to visit the IDF soldiers. The afternoon we spent with them served to touch my heart. They were so kind to me, and treated me like a mother. May God bless you, and keep you in His love and care as you serve Him and the nation of Israel.
    Your friend,
    Billie Sloan
    Nahum 1:7

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  22. Please let all know that we are so thankful for all who have the courage to stand in the gap.. And Israel has been standing in the gap for us..
    Thank you.. we the Cowan Family are praying for your safety and continued strength as you face the unknown and known enemy.. May God
    Bless you beyond all that you can imagine..
    The Cowan Family from Texas

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  23. Happy Independence Day!!!! May God bless the nation of Israel. From the Jacobo Family in Honduras

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  24. Happy Independence Day!! Thank you for serving an defending your country! May God bless you! Thank you again. The Robert Hogge Family, Pennsylvania

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  25. Morgan, age 7 1/2Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for fighting for Israel. Thank you for helping America fight our enemies. Congratulations for being a nation for 64 years!

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  26. Thank you for fighting for Israel. You keep your country safe.

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  27. Jacob Smith, age 8Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for helping America. Thank you for doing everything to help your country.

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  28. Sami Smith, age 7Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Be safe while you fight for Israel.

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  29. Zac Zepeda, age 7 3/4Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for helping us fight the enemy. We’ll help you more. I hope you win all the wars, and God bless.

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  30. Ana Mason, age 7 1/2Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    I have been praying for you. Thank you for being friends to America.

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  31. Vincent Cruz, age 8Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for helping America. God bless you. Thank you for being brave to help your country. Thank you for serving so well.

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  32. Esai Martinez, age 8Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Congratulations on your 64 years! Thank you for fighting for God’s people and God’s land.

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  33. Katie Scianna, age 8Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    We are praying for you. I hope you are safe.

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  34. Isabel Changaran, age 7 1/2Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    We are praying for you. Thank you for being friends with our country. You’re doing a good job fighting for your country.

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  35. Becky Leavitt, age 7Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Good job fighting for your country.

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  36. Teddy Nguyen, age 7Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    We are praying for you. And we hope that you do well serving your country.

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  37. Diana Anaya, age 8Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for fighting for your wonderful country. You are brave and strong. We are praying for you.

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  38. Kyle Aleshire, age 7 1/2Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for being brave. I am praying for you. Happy 64th birthday.

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  39. Malinda BenefieldWednesday, April 25, 2012

    Dear Israeli soldiers: Congratulations on 64 years of Independence. What a wonderful celebration. Thank you for fighting for your amazing country. May God bless you as you serve faithfully and loyally. We support you, and we are thankful for you.

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  40. Ryan Beach, age 7Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Thank you for fighting for your country.

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  41. Happy Independence Day. We pray daily that your country will be blessed with peace. We are encouraged that you stand strong to defend Israel.

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  42. Dear Israeli soldiers,
    Thank you for your sacrifice, for your unwavering dedication, and for your service. As you preserve freedom in Israel, you are blessing so many nations around the globe. We appreciate you, we thank you, and we are praying for you!

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  43. Happy Independence day! What a day of celebration. Thank you for giving your life to fight for such an amazing country. We are very greatful for you!
    Vath Family
    Austin, Tx.

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  44. Praise the Lord for Israel! Happy Independence Day!

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  45. Praise the Lord for Israel!!!

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  46. Praise the Lord for Israel! Happy Independence Day! God bless those troops.

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  47. God bless you all! Keep up the good work!

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  48. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY. May God richly bless you for the sacrifice you make daily. Praying for you and may our country the United States, ALWAYS support Isreal. Mary Neathery

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  49. Happy Independence Day from Australia. Thank you for serving your country. Please know your service does not go unnoticed. Praying for you all.

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  50. Happy Independence Day! May God bless you as you fight to preserve your freedom and grant you peace. We appreciate your sacrifice.

    Matt & Heather Gansemer & family in Argentina

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  51. Happy Independence Day! May God bless your efforts to preserve your freedoms. We appreciate your sacrifice. Stay safe!

    The Matt Gansemer family in Argentina

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  52. Happy Independence Day to all the IDF soldiers defending the Holy Land!

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  53. Happy Independence Day! May God Bless the country of Israel through the IDF soldiers! We love and appreciate the great country of Israel! We are praying God's richest blessings on the IDF and Israel!

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  54. We appreciate your service to your country and through your nation all countries are blessed.

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  55. Mrs Jolene, here is a short message for the Israeli service personnel...praying all is well for the Sloan family!

    THANK YOU for all that you do to protect Israel every day. Knowing how difficult it must be for you to leave your family and friends to give this time for your country, I am sure God will bless you for your service.

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  56. I appreciate your service for your country, Israel. Thank you for all you do. I know freedom is never free that your sacrifice is not in vain. May God's protection be with you. Happy Independece Day!

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  57. Happy Independence Day, IDF soldiers! It was such a blessing to meet some of you a few years ago. Thank you for your courageous and selfless service to your country!

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  58. May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with VICTORY. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you! PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU!

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  59. I love the flier. You have the cutest kids. : )

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  60. Hi sweetie I was not sure about what to write to the young people going to was I can just say I pray for them and hope God will take care of them and bring them home safe God bless them all
    Love
    Virginia

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  61. Happy Independence Day from Zambia! Thank you for defending Israel and God's people. We love and pray for your nation.

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  62. awe man -- that's really neat!!! I didn't read it till jus now so im late(: bummer -- but that's great that y'all did that!!! FUN my brother andrew would've FLIPPED OUT if he could've gone with y'all:)))

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  63. You are my joy. I love the pic and keep coming back to it.

    May the Lord bless you on your journey for Him.
    Love to all,
    Vicki

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  64. Замечательный призыв!
    "Благословит тебя Господь с Сиона, и увидишь благоденствие Иерусалима во все дни жизни твоей; увидишь сыновей у сыновей твоих. Мир на Израиля!"

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Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25