The Will to Survive Foundation, Inc. (TWTS) is a Christian-Jewish ministry fostering peace, hope, understanding, friendship and respect among Jewish and Gentile youth.
The Will to Survive Foundation assists in facilitating the development of peaceful relationships between Jewish and Gentile youth through the sharing of common goals, desires, and beliefs among the youth resulting in mutual respect and understanding and the hope for a brighter future. TWTS accomplishes this purpose by supporting Christian and Jewish organizations and activities in the United States and Israel that help underprivileged and at-risk youths such as orphans of all ethnic origins whether Jewish or Gentile, providing aid and assistance where there is need. The focus and goal of the ministry is to create opportunities for interaction of Jewish and Gentile youth in an atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respect by providing and promoting activities where individuals of all ethnic backgrounds can meet and create friendships.
Specific ministry operations include Christian and Jewish orphanage assistance, food assistance, clothing assistance, educational assistance, maintenance and repair, volunteer visitation, friendship programs, physical education, games, and entertainment. In addition to these ministry services, TWTS provides music and dance ministry that will bring praise and worship to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The Will to Survive Foundation operates in partnership with and is supported by Cross-Star Ministries, Incorporated, a US-based ministry support organization.
The Board of Directors of TWTS is composed of members whose faith is both Christian and Jewish and will strive to maintain a balanced mix of faith affiliation.
TWTS is based in and has operations in both the United States and Israel. The Executive Director of the US-based division of TWTS is selected by the Board of Directors and works with US-based organizations and associations to foster goodwill among Jewish and Gentiles by encouraging and supporting meetings and activities where Jews and Gentiles can meet together and develop friendships. The Executive Director of the Israeli-based division of The Will to Survive organization is selected by the Board of Directors, is a citizen of and resides in the State of Israel and is responsible for all ministry direction, execution, and management within Israel. Both Executive Directors report to the Board of Directors on plans, tasks, and results of ministry operations.
The Will to Survive Foundation accepts tangible contributions and financial support both directly in Israel and through its support ministry, Cross-Star Ministries, Inc. Please contact our Executive Director in Israel or our Directors of Cross-Star Ministries to learn how you can become involved in support.
Since The Will to Survive Foundation is a Christian-Jewish ministry organization, the organization will use the Holy Scriptures as its guiding principles, including the teachings of the Jewish teacher Jesus Christ and will use the following Scriptures from the Torah and the New Testament as its foundation:
Psalm 122:6 (King James Version)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Genesis 12:1-3 (New International Version, ©2010)
1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Ephesians 2:11-22 (New International Version, ©2010)
11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in His flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.