A Divine Hand
“In June, 13 years ago, we lost our youngest son in a road accident. We were left with a gaping hole. He was just 22. He had no opportunity to marry or have children of his own.
I was familiar with EFRAT’s work. When I heard about their project ‘A life for a life’, an idea took root. I would save a child in the memory of our son. Initially, I was unable to afford the entire sum to save a child. I slowly saved money and when I had the total amount, I contacted EFRAT and requested that my donation would be used to help bring a baby boy into this world as a merit for our son’s soul.
A short while later I contacted the office to check that the donation had indeed reached a mother in need as per our request. The secretary, who took my call, checked the records and updated me that our donation had been allocated to a woman who was due to give birth in June. I was extremely emotional; June was the month in which our son was killed.
Time passed and the child was born healthy and well. We were thrilled to hear the news and so happy to play a part in ensuring that this baby boy received everything he needed.”
I opened my calendar to mark the date of birth and was stunned. The baby was born on the same day that we had scheduled my son’s memorial that year.”
“We felt that my son’s memory had been memorialized in the most meaningful way possible. We had been privileged to give the gift of life in place of the precious life we had lost.”
A Life for a Life
Naomi and her husband brought their baby son to the EFRAT offices and told us this story:
They were married young at the age of 20 and everything was wonderful. They were sure that their lives together would be happy. Time went by and the couple still had not been blessed with a child. The couple put the worries aside and it was only after two years had passed, that they went for a medical consultation and it was clear that there were issues. They started treatments and went to get blessings from Rabbis, trying everything possible to succeed in having a child. One great man that they saw said to them, ” It is said that if one prays for someone else about an issue that one struggles with oneself, his prayers will be answered. EFRAT helps save babies. I suggest that you make a donation to EFRAT to help save a baby’s life. Then we hope that your prayers will be answered.…”
Naomi and her husband were despairing, having undergone years of frustrating treatments. They decided to make a donation to save a baby through EFRAT. When a person makes a donation of the sum needed to save a baby they recieve a certificate with the baby’s name and date of birth. On the very day that the certificate arrived at the couple’s home, Naomi got the amazingly good news that, after 16 treatments, she was finally expecting a baby.
Naomi and her husband are sure that after all of their pain and suffering, the miracle of their child came about in the merit of them helping save another woman’s baby.