We hope you will be able to support us with a donation of $40.
Why are we asking you for a $40 donation? Why not $39 or some other number? 
One reason is the significance of the number 40 in Scripture.

 The number 40 appears often:

  • It rained 40 days and nights: Genesis 7:4, 12.

  • 40 days after sighting the tops of the mountains, Noah set forth a raven and a dove: Genesis 8:6-7.

  • Joseph mourned the death of his father Jacob for a period of 40 days: Genesis 49:33 - Genesis 50:3.

  • Moses was on Sinai for 40 days: Exodus 24:18, 34:28, Deuteronomy 9:9-11.

  • Moses pleaded for Israel 40 days on Sinai: Deuteronomy 9:18-25, 10:10

  • Canaan was spied on for 40 days: Numbers 13:25, 14:34.

  • Goliath taunted Israel for 40 days: 1 Samuel

    Elijah fasted and journeyed to Horeb for 40 days: 1 Kings 19:8.

  • Ezekiel bore the iniquity of Judah for 40 days: Ezekiel 4:6.

  • Jonah warned Nineveh of judgment in 40 days: Jonah 3:4.

  • Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days: Matthew 4:2, Mark 1:13, Luke 4:2.

  • Jesus was seen for 40 days after His crucifixion: Acts 1:3.

In each case the number 40 is associated with a period of trial, probation or chastisement.  And these words appear to aptly describe the period currently being endured by the Christian communities in the Holy Land.  Won't you help them, connect to them, in this period of their need?