Streams in the Desert strives to bring restoration to families at risk,
“the brokenhearted of Israel”, through the power of the Gospel
and acts of service
“Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who are fearful hearted,
‘Be strong, do not fear! Behold your God will come with vengeance;
He will come and save you.”
Our ministry on behalf of the widows and orphans in the Negev of Israel is called Afikim BaNegev, Streams in the Desert. God has given us a heart to serve those often seen as the poorest and neediest in our midst, the single mothers and their children. The Father’s desire is to cover them with His love, protection, provision, and care.
When the prophet Isaiah spoke of streams in the desert, he visualized a typical heavy rain storm in the Negev. He saw a torrential downpour soaking the hard, dry ground, and rushing waters cutting rivulets and deep streams and altering the landscape. Come spring, the rains brought forth lush vegetation and carpets of wild flowers upon the once barren desert floor. So it is with Streams in the Desert, as we share God's overflow of love, we see the cleansing and healing power of God flooding into the dry and barren places of people's lives, filling them with hope and a vision for the future. Lives are changed, and new possibilities blossom.
As James wrote in his epistle:
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans
and widows in their trouble...”
What We Do
This ministry began with a vision to help single mothers, but we quickly discovered that effective ministry to single mothers also involves working with their children. Thus, this ministry evolved with a dual vision and purpose to help and strengthen whole families.
Who We Are
In our work with widows and orphans and divorced women and their fatherless children in the Negev of Israel, we provide both practical help and spiritual assistance partnering with God to fill the dry places of women’s and children’s lives with provision and with the love and power of the Holy Spirit. Please read our TESTIMONIES PAGE so we can share with you the evidence that our God is mightily at work in the lives of these children and mothers. He is faithful to pour out the waters of life, sow seeds, forge new ways for them to walk, and prepare them for seasons of great fruitfulness.
How You Can Help
We depend on the generosity of our donors to continue our work on behalf of single mothers and their children in the Negev of Israel. We also depend on your faithful prayers to see the hand of the Lord doing great and mighty things!
"A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, God in His holy habitation."