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GGMA responds to the Israel-Hamas Conflict

Genesis 12:1-3 “Now the Lord said to Abraham, get out of your country from your family, from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you great nation, I will bless you, and make your name great. You shall be a great blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you, and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. “

Recently, the nation of Israel celebrated her 75th anniversary. Israel is one of the smallest nations in the world. It is the size of the state of New Jersey; a population of 9,300,000 people.

Since the creation of this small nation in 1948, Israel has fought every day for her right to survive. Israel is surrounded by nations who have vowed to eradicate her and the entire Jewish population.

Numerous conflicts have been fought. Rocket attacks have killed many civilians and military people over the years. Yet, this small nation continues to survive and thrive.

On Saturday morning, 7 Oct. 2023, Israel was attacked by Hamas forces from Gaza. This deadly attack has been called, “Israel’s 9/11. As a result, this attack has produced the greatest loss of life among the Jewish population since the Holocaust.

Israel declared war on Hamas and is fighting both a defensive and offensive war on this terrorist organization.

Antisemitism is rife around the world. It is evident here in this country. We, the members of GGMA (Greater Greenville Ministerial Association) stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters and lift them up in prayer at this time in their hour of suffering, death, and destruction.

May the God of Abraham hear our prayers for a swift end to this conflict and that peace will once again become reality in the Holy Land.

Until that day let it be known that the members of the GGMA stand with Israel in their fight for freedom and the right to live in peace as a nation.

Rev. Peter Menke, Rev. Douglas Klinsing, Rev. Harvey Hinshaw, Rev. Mel Musser, Rev. Alan Knoke, Rev. James Morehouse, Ann Kolb, Rev. Andrew Gilman, Rev. John Monroe, Rev. Ron Gilbert, Rev. Gary Blacklidge, Rev. Alliyah Greaver, Rev. Hershel Fee, Father Matt Feist, Rev. Nick Good, Rev. Dale Boeger

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