“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.”
״אנו מתמידים להודות לאלוהים על כולכם ומזכירים אתכם בתפילותינו.״
1 Thessalonians 1:2
February seems to have flown by in light of so many dynamic events, both in our ministry, as well as in Israel. As a nation, we are a week away from our 3rd elections in one year, which only indicates how uncertain things are, and how much we need to pray for God’s direction and guidance for Israel and its leadership. While as a congregation and a ministry, we have entered into a season of newer and harsher persecutions from the Orthodox community.
We can’t help but think there must be a reason or a purpose behind us becoming the most persecuted congregation in Israel.
As Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians 16:9 “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.”
Evangelism and reaching Israelis with the gospel has been a focal point of our ministry, and through the years we have grown in our reach and have been able to do impacting evangelism work, to the dismay of religious authorities in Israel that aggressively oppose the gospel.
God has opened great and effective doors for us in reaching the lost in Israel, and with that comes also resistance and adversaries. Far from discouraging us, it pushes us forward in doing more, reaching more, blessing more… God has showed us the amazing things He is doing through our work and we see it in the fruit it bears. “