Brian Slater - Ministry Report
Saturday, October 7, 2017
- 10:30 AM
Bread of Salvation Ministries in Netanya, Israel
Brian will also hold an informal gathering in the afternoon in the sanctuary for those who want to know more and get to know him and his ministry to Holocaust survivors and the needy in Netanya.
Brian Slater was raised in a traditional but non-religious Jewish family in the San Fernando Valley in California. Before reaching his teens, however, he fell into drug and alcohol abuse. As Brian reached the end of high school, God rescued him out of the darkness to begin a new life of recovery and spiritual discovery with his Messiah Yeshua-(Jesus), in 1987.
As a result of his new faith, Brian felt called to reach those with similar afflictions. He received his certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor as well as his nursing license in Los Angeles. During this whole time, Brian spent most of his days working and ministering in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers as well as locked down psychiatric units. His heart towards those suffering grew as he reached out to those in need of healing and deliverance, drawing on his life experiences and his study of the Bible and its power to change lives.
In 1996, Brian immigrated to Israel where he permanently resides, reaching out to God’s Chosen People.
Brian is CEO/Director of Abundant Bread of Salvation and has managed and established several others of the same works in Tel-Aviv. He has also established an additional new Food Pantry in the center of Netanya that serves many Holocaust Survivors amongst the 350 families he serves on a monthly basis. This same facility now also houses the ministry headquarters. He works at times as a nurse, giving free medical care and assists in directing the day-to-day operations as well as counseling in a Messianic drug and alcohol treatment center in Netanya. Over the last several years, Brian also has worked closely on many projects serving two local orphanages that house over 500 poor and needy children.
Poverty report and confirmation of vision:
On December 22, 2014, Latet (an Israeli aid organization) released a report based on surveys of the Israeli public that more than 2.5 million Israelis (31.6%) are living in poverty. 13.8% of them are in "extreme poverty". The number of Israeli children living at or below poverty level increased from the government figure of 756,900 in 2013 (28%) to 932,000 (35%) in 2014.
The study results also showed that an additional 16.7% of Israelis experience shortages of food and 5.9% don't have enough money to purchase urgent medical supplies.
Of the children recorded on welfare lists, 36% were forced to work in order to financially assist their families. 22%, went to school without a packed lunch on a daily or weekly basis, while 32% had to move to boarding school because of economic hardships, (a 22% increase from last year).
The above figures are a bit overwhelming; however, they confirm that such ministries are not only needed but also commanded by us as believers in Yeshua. My hope is to continue to expand and help others to establish such places to share the love of God.
Isaiah 61:1, Psalm 146:7-10, 1 Tim.6:18-19, James 1:27 and 2Cor.1:3-7
When we bless, feed and clothe the poor, addicted, foreigner and Holocaust Survivors, we glorify God and call attention to the truth of Messiah Yeshua!
Key Prayer Points:
+Please pray for more volunteers, intercessors and finances to keep this expanding momentum.
+Pray for the establishment of many more outreach centers that provide for the needy.
+Pray for abundance of food, clothing, furniture and other much needed materials.
+Pray for protection of all of our volunteer workers on the front line.
Abundant Bread of Salvation
C/O - Brian Slater
P.O. Box 548
Netanya, 4210401, Israel
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