15th July 2021
Today we would like to share with you about two students who are learning
at our Music and Art School called "Rainbow of Sounds." They are siblings,
ten and thirteen years old, who were born here in Israel.
It so happened, by the Lord's guidance, that one of our team members met
their grandmother at the beach. When she told the lady that she worked at a
music and art school run by Return to Zion Ministry in Haifa, the
grandmother expressed the desire to visit so that the teachers could listen
to her grandchildren and evaluate their musical abilities.
It turned out that they are very talented, and since then they have been
taking lessons - each one on two instruments. We loaned two violins to
them; however, with the piano it was much more complicated. Those bright
and talented kids have been receiving lessons for a year and a half
already, but they have not had the chance to purchase a piano or violin for
themselves. However, the most inspiring thing is that they are not losing
heart or interest despite these challenges. On the contrary, they are
practicing and preparing for concerts, even if they must train at home,
using the image of a piano keyboard printed on paper.
The lack of finances and their mother's refusal to let a bulky instrument
like the piano into her home do not allow these children to learn to their
full potential. Regardless of all those obstacles, they
are not losing hope, and they do not allow themselves to eat until they
have finished practicing, thinking that, if they do not complete their
practice, they do not deserve a meal.
After each lesson, they always thank the teacher. Their granny is taking
care of the tuition fee. Their mother is not interested in her kids'
musical or artistic progress, and their father has abandoned them and their
mother. Despite the situation in their family, the siblings rush to school
for music lessons. The granny is collecting the tuition fee for her beloved
grandkids with the attitude that "every mickle makes a muckle," to pay for
them. She is participating in each of the kid's group lessons, completes
the tests with them, sings in the kids. choir, and watches films about
music and genius musicians during the music history lessons. The teachers
and students are now used to it.
Such aspiration towards creativity and art at an advanced age is admirable
and an example for all kids at our Music and Art School. Since these
talented children do not have parents who are taking care of their
development and future, let us take on this challenge together! Your
prayers and a gift of $150 monthly will enable one child to continue to
advance with their talents towards a bright future in Israel.
Thank you for being a faithful supporter of Return to
Zion and for your love for the Jewish people in Israel and around the world.
I'm grateful for your partnership.
Donate to the work of Leon and Nina Mazin
at Shavei Tsion congregation in Haifa ...