For Immediate Release
September 29, 2022
CONTACT: Clem Boyd
MURFREESBORO, TN – Betty Kemp is a godly woman with a giving heart. She served her country in the United States Army — three years on active duty and two years in the reserves — and was honorably discharged as a captain. As a civilian, she worked as a home health care provider.
Her Christian faith has guided her through every phase of her journey as a servant leader, including her decision to help the people of Israel.
“The Holy Spirit led me to find a way to support God’s people,” said Kemp.
Kemp is a faithful follower of Chosen People Ministries and Moody Radio, among other broadcasts, where she learned about Magen David Adom (MDA). “I watched a few of their videos and was moved by their commitment to protecting and saving Israeli lives,” she said.
Magen David Adom (mah-gain dah-veed ah-dome), meaning Red Shield or Red Star of David, is Israel’s national medical emergency, disaster, ambulance, and blood service. Visit SavingLivesInIsrael.org to learn more.
When Kemp learned that MDA relied heavily on contributions, she made a one-time donation, which turned into a monthly commitment. Most recently, she named the organization as a beneficiary of part of her estate.
“One way to love God is to love Israel,” Kemp said, referencing Genesis 12:3: I will bless those who bless you. (NIV).
Betty Kemp’s passion for the cause is well known by Marilyn Stern Emas, director of estate and planned giving for American Friends of Magen David Adom.
“I called to thank Betty for making her first gift and met an amazing woman,” Stern Emas said. “She loves Israel and loves Jesus.”
That first phone call sparked a connection between the two women. They speak regularly about God, AFMDA, and life.
“Her passion is so pure; she is an inspiration to me,” said Stern Emas.
Kemp encourages other Christians to support MDA through gifts and prayer. “It’s an organization I believe in. Just give it a try!”
Israel’s paramedic and Red Cross service ensures that its staff and 27,000 volunteers have the training, equipment, and medical supplies required. MDA is not a government-supported agency.
“We are so grateful for Betty Kemp’s ardent support,” said Catherine Reed, chief executive officer of American Friends of Magen David Adom. “Because of faithful friends like her, Magen David Adom can respond quickly to tragedies and health care crises with the best medical care available. Legacy gifts such as these will save lives for generations to come.”
To speak with Catherine Reed or Betty Kemp, please contact Clem Boyd, director of public relations for Infinity Concepts, at 724.930.4003.