My Last Hope

Matat wouldn’t be alive if not for Fellowship friends. Quite literally, The Fellowship saved this elderly Jewish widower’s life when he’d lost all hope.

“You extended my wife’s life, giving her medical equipment we couldn’t afford,” Matat recalls. “When my beloved was around, things were fine. We dreamed together.”

But Matat’s wife passed away, leaving him completely alone. He no longer wanted to live. At the last moment, a homecare volunteer happened to be in the neighbourhood and checked on this sweet lonely man. Finding him nearly unconscious, she called for help… and saved Matat’s life.

Now Fellowship volunteers bring some hope — and even happiness — to Matat’s life each and every day, each and every month. Homecare help and help with basic needs like groceries surely brighten his life. And during the brutal Eastern European winter, assistance from The Fellowship keeps him warm.

But it’s the love and companionship — from IFCJ Canada friends, especially as the lonely holidays approach — that have saved his life. “Without this assistance I’d probably be gone long ago,” Matat says. “The Fellowship is my last hope.”

As the lonely winter continues, you can be the hope that an elderly person like Matat needs.

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