Grace TV responds to crisis in Israel!
The deadliest forest fire in the history of Israel claims 44 lives.
The fire started on Mount Carmel in northern Israel. Much of the precious forest in the region was quickly consumed by the devastating fire, 17,000 people were forced to flee their homes, 9,900 acres of forest were destroyed, and 5.5 million trees burned.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to help fight the fire.
Of the 44 lives claimed in the fire, 37 were prison service officers in a bus. A fallen tree trapped their bus in a ball of fire. The bus was on its way to Damun Prison to evacuate prisoners from the path of the flames. A day of national mourning was declared in Israel to remember the lost lives.
Peter Youngren and I recently visited the spot where the fire claimed the lives of the 37 prison service officers. Charred remnants are all that remain of this once lush forest reserve.
The fire caused widespread damage to property. At least 9,900 acres of forest were destroyed. According to officials, nearly half of the 37,000 acres of the Mt. Carmel Forest reserve were destroyed in the fire. Officials say it could take dozens of years to rehabilitate the area.
Now, the rebuilding process begins. The land had to rest for one year before planting new trees. Now, you can answer the call for help. The Grace TV Biblical forest will help rebuild the forest in Mt. Carmel in Israel.
Turn to the next page to find out how you can help today!
Grace TV, in connection with the local government in Israel, launched the Grace TV Biblical Forest in Galilee, Israel in May of 2010. Grace TV has made a commitment to plant 100,000 trees, many of them olive trees and other fruit bearing trees across Israel.
Now, the urgency to act has increased. Israel is a desert area, and the growth of a forest is a miracle. However, a forest fire that destroys over 5.5 million trees is devastating to the region. Lives depend on the growth of this ecological area.
“Would the Grace TV partners help rebuild the Mt. Carmel forest”? Now, is your opportunity to say “yes” to the call for help.
The Grace Biblical Forest is your opportunity to participate in fulfilling biblical prophecy.
1. With your gift of $30 to Grace TV, you will plant one tree from yourself, or in honour of a member of your family. You will receive a decorative tree planting certificate in your name, or the name of the person in whose honour you are planting the tree. Your personalized certificate will be signed by the Israeli authorities and Grace TV.
2. When you give a gift of $360 to Grace TV, you will plant a cluster of twelve trees in the honour of your family or the persons you name. With the planting of twelve trees you will receive a unique statue in 0.925 sterling silver depicting
Joshua and Caleb carrying the grapes they discovered in the land of milk and honey.