18 February 2012

Whatever Your Hand Finds To Do?


Your People My People is passionate about supporting Israelis who want to see their nation won to Jesus.  So we were excited when we read an update from Dugit, sharing about some of the creative ways this Outreach Centre is reaching out to the people of Tel Aviv with the gospel. 

Upon being hired, Dugit’s Outreach Director said that he desired to integrate the arts and music even more into their outreach ministry, showcasing the creative gifts that God has given individuals and using them as tools for evangelism.  So in recent months, Dugit has held more ‘Dugit Live’ events, featuring these artists up close and personal.  Those who have performed include Israeli and foreign musicians, a professionally trained opera singer, duelling violinists, artistic mission teams from Hawaii and California, and a famous ex-guru, Rabindranath Maharaj, who came to faith by calling on the name of Jesus in two life threatening situations.

Dugit also held an Art Exhibition, featuring the work of Na’amah, a local Israeli believer.  While keeping the artwork on display for a month, the opening gala provided an opportunity to come and meet the artist, to speak with her about her faith and the story behind her paintings.  From 8pm to 1am, over 100 people came and were amazed to see her inspired work.  Na’amah hopes that her ‘art will grab people on both an emotional and intellectual level, planting a seed in them about the love and grace of God.’

During these events, Dugit staff are always on hand, serving free cappuccinos and giving out Bibles in Hebrew, Russian and other languages, ready to be used by the Lord to share the love of Jesus with those who come through the door.  Please continue to pray for the staff in Dugit Outreach Centre, who are on the front line in a very secular metropolis.  Their heart is to see the Lord bring the labourers, worshipers, and artists, so they can present their God given abilities in a way that makes His name known to all of Israel!

“And whatever you do, do it with all your might, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance, for it is Him you are serving.”  Colossians 3:23-24

If you would like to financially support evangelism in Israel, please click on the link in the right top corner to donate.  Because of the high income taxes in Israel, it costs Dugit around £2000 per month to employ a full-time evangelist.