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Responding to the attack on families – ONE FOR ISRAEL

SHALOM!
Families are a key building block in God’s created order and reflect different aspects of the Godhead to us. Yet families are under attack like never before. Romantic relationships have become more and more disposable as the world wanders away from God’s ways. God’s design of male and female is being challenged, and the meaning of love has become so twisted.
At ONE FOR ISRAEL we invest a great deal of time in teaching about love, relationships, marriage, and the family. Some of the students who graduated recently have been specifically trained to serve the Body of Messiah with counseling for couples and families – something so desperately needed in our country, and in many countries all over the world.
Dr. Erez Soref, President
of ONE FOR ISRAEL 
A marriage based on the greatest love of all…
A Jewish boy challenged by a Christian Girl
“And I will show you a still more excellent way…”
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
(1 Corinthians 13:1-8)
Shared passions
We were excited to have these very special visitors to ONE FOR ISRAEL recently – the famous soccer player Gustavo Boccoli and his wife, Josiane!
Born in Brazil, Gustavo has spent most of his footballing career playing with the Maccabi Haifa soccer team in Israel. Besides a shared enthusiasm for soccer, my wife and I share another passion with Gustavo and Josiane: we are eager to help Israeli believers navigate the complexities of marriage and family according to Kingdom values. Below you can see them with the book they have written, and they also spend time ministering and teaching on the subject.
Gustav and Josiane Boccoli with their book on protecting marriage.
The Power of One
The Bible begins with a union of man and wife in the Garden of Eden, and ends with the wedding of the Lamb in Revelation. Genesis teaches that man and wife are designed to became “one flesh”, and at the end of time we will join to become united at last with the God who has been invisibly present with us all of our lives.
While meditating on God’s design that man and woman should become ONE – that the goal was unity – I realised that this too was a picture of our relationship to God as his people.

ONE FOR ISRAEL | Headquarters located in IsraelNorth American Office: 1300 Glade RoadColleyville, TX 76034
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