Church Plant in Ashkelon
His grace is always sufficient and it empowers us to move forward as Yeshua guides our path; this regardless the darkness that tries to stop God’s work. In the midst of waves of persecutions God has given us the “green light” to start a new Messianic Jewish congregation.
We are currently already renting a small space in Ashkelon as a base for our services and meetings. Until now the believers in Ashkelon gathered there regularly for home group meetings and Bible studies, but the location has not been a proper gathering place for church services.
We are now prioritizing funds for the rent of a larger multifunctional facility. In this place we can then properly run a congregation, as well as conduct leadership courses, Bible school, and discipleship seminars.
If you feel God’s prompting to get involved and help us speed up the process of planting a new congregation in another city in Israel, we would really so appreciate your obedience regardless of the size of your donation.
Ashkelon is a coastal city about 8 miles away from Gaza. It is one of the first cities to find itself under rocket fire whenever there’s an escalation along the border. It was one of five Philistine city-states (along with Gath, Gaza, Ekron and Ashdod). The city also played a role in biblical history as the place where Delilah cut Samson’s hair to sap his strength.
During the Byzantine period Ashkelon was a Christian city for a brief moment. We believe in its future and know that God is leading us to plant a new congregation in the city. From there we will better able to help people in need, spread the Gospel and advance His Kingdom in the city. Would you consider being a part of it? Through prayer or financial support, please help us carry out God’s vision for the city of Ashkelon.