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Garage sale proceeds to help elders in Jerusalem

Rhonda Jumper looks through piles of fabric Dec. 1 at Judybill Osceola’s garage sale in Hollywood to benefit the Jerusalem Prayer Team.
Rhonda Jumper looks through piles of fabric Dec. 1 at Judybill Osceola’s garage sale in Hollywood to benefit the Jerusalem Prayer Team.

HOLLYWOOD — Judybill Osceola was so moved by the story of the Jerusalem Prayer Team, whose causes include fundraising for the elderly in Israel, she held a garage sale Dec. 1 to raise money for the organization.

Led by missionary Mike Evans, the group encourages Americans to pray for peace in Jerusalem and to support humanitarian needs in Israel.

“He helps older people,” Osceola said. “I want to help as much as I can.”

Tables in front of Osceola’s Hollywood home overflowed with patchwork strips, rickrack, beaded jewelry and fabric. A rack filled with Christmas-themed patchwork skirts rounded out the selection. Neighbors stopped by all day.

Osceola has been learning about various missionaries through the First Seminole Baptist Church and vowed to help as much as she can.

“God said sell all you have and feed the poor,” she said. “He has blessed me and I’m turning around and sharing with them.”

 

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Beverly Bidney
Beverly Bidney has been a reporter and photographer for The Seminole Tribune since 2012. During her career, she has worked at various newspapers around the country including the Muskogee Phoenix in Oklahoma, Miami Herald, Associated Press, USA Today and other publications nationwide. A NAJA award winning journalist, she has covered just about everything over the years and is an advocate for a strong press. Contact her at beverlybidney@semtribe.com.
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