Israeli officials announced today that Hamas terrorists took at least 199 people as hostages back into Gaza. We now know that this terror invasion was planned from the beginning to include the taking of many hostages. A FOXNews reporter in southern Israel said this morning that Hamas terrorists were specifically given this instruction...

"Don't kill so many people; we need to take hostages."

To make matters worse, the potential of a second front to this war is increasing every day.
Israel just ordered the evacuation of 28 communities in Northern Israel, meaning there will be even more evacuees who need help.

+ + We're feeding Israel war victims today...

Our Mercy Chefs team is continuing to provide food, resources, and hot meals to families who have evacuated, as well as those still residing near the front lines of this war. Our chefs are working with partners in Israel from a base camp in central Israel, giving our team the ability to send help across the nation.

As I write, our team is finalizing the dinner meal (Israel is 7 hours ahead of East Coast time). Will you help us provide 10, 20 or even 30 hot meals to families in Israel who have been forced to evacuate or are in their homes and need help? Go here to sponsor meals we're serving in Israel:

Your $70 gift will help sponsor 20 hot meals. Perhaps you can sponsor 50 meals ($175) or even 100 meals ($350). Some friends have donated $1,000 or more. Of course, every gift will help make a difference.

And please keep praying! This is a very fast-changing environment. Our team continues to hear the sound of rockets being launched into Israel, and the entire country is bracing for a major escalation in this war in the coming hours.

Thank you in advance, and God bless you.

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs