27 July 2013

Israel 2013!

 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news... 



One of the things Your People My People loves to do, is to share the good news of what God is doing in Israel!  We know the international media is very good at painting a picture on our screens and in our newspapers that do little to encourage us, and at times, a lot to mislead us about world events, including those in the Middle East.  But there is much to rejoice about when we begin to hear the good reports, the stories of the believers in the Land that reach out to their communities with the gospel of Yeshua the Messiah!

Even though the Jewish and Arab believers in Israel make up less than 1% of the total population, there has been exponential growth in the Body of Messiah over the last 30 years.  Where there were only a few indigenous fellowships before, today there are over 150 local congregations and groups that meet regularly to worship and pray together.  Where previously there were only a handle of Israeli believers who followed Yeshua, now there are estimated to be 15,000 Jewish and Arab Israeli believers spread throughout the entire country.
 
Karen and Amanda, YPMP Directors, will be self funding a trip over to Israel for 2 weeks at the end of August, to connect face to face with the ministries we support and pray for regularly, taking the love and encouragement of the believers here, to the believers there.   Please pray for them as they prepare to travel and for their time in the Land, that relationships will be deepened and new opportunities will open to bless and serve.

...who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’”  Isaiah 52:7