To The Jews First!

The more clothes and things we give away – the more we receive (smile). At first, I didn’t really want to deal with a bunch of used clothes. I’m running a chess club, right? But I got an offer too good to refuse. And with all good things coming from above, how could I say ‘no’. Anyhow, the clothes have been a blessing to so many, many people!

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We set them out on Mondays (market day) in essence making them available to the Jews first. And after being pretty much picked over and a need to make room for more – I get them to the non-Jews.

I have a friend who has a ministry in Jericho. She is always in need for used clothes. Long story short, today I met with her at the baptismal site outside of Jericho; the area where John the Baptist used to roam.

This site has been off limits since 1963, but today it was opened by the IDF because she was shooting a special T.V. presentation.

Anyhow, I was traveling with a couple of guys: A Russian friend who only speaks Russian and a Bedouin who speaks Arabic & Hebrew, and me who speaks only English. We arrive about an hour early. We shared a shade tree with a Bedouin attending a large herd of camels. He made us some sweet tea and when a baby camel had its fill of mother’s milk, he milked us a couple of cups full. Man, it was gooood! Nice and warm!

Well we delivered a van load of clothes and had a wonderful time doing so. It was refreshing to get away from the tension in Arad if only for a day.

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Edwin Beckford
July 19, 2005