An occupational therapist is someone who comes up with creative ways to help people who have various disabilities or limitations (such as illness or imprisonment) to live life better. Although many of us might enjoy someone coming alongside us to give us tips on how to choose a hobby or manage our daily/weekly rhythm of life better, there are those who need an occupational therapist to be able to mentally or physically function at all.

“I am writing this letter to thank you from the depths of my heart for the generosity you have shown me through the scholarship that I have received. I believe that more than having helped me at this point of life, your help is an important part of me walking in the way that our heavenly Father has prepared for me in order to help build up His kingdom on earth. Your support has been life-changing. I hope you will continue to bless many other students in the same way, knowing that this has a great impact on us here in Israel!”

Challenged by her own medical issues, this is what Sarah wanted to become. However, because of her medical issues, she could not study full-time and physically work to provide for such a complex education. ISWI approved a scholarship for her to attend a university in Haifa. She graduated after four years with honors earning her bachelor’s degree. The university was so impressed with her commitment and capabilities, they offered to allow her to skip the master’s studies and go straight to earning her PhD. It was the first time this had ever been offered to a student of occupational therapy! We are so proud of her for being such a good steward of the scholarship that was given her and the honor she has given the Lord in showing professors and classmates alike a life of excellence in Yeshua.