A Little Fishing Boat in Tel Aviv

‘Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”’   Matthew 4:19

When Yeshua called some of his disciples, they were tending to their ‘dugit’, their little fishing boat on the Galilee.  It was during that first conversation that the phrase ‘fishers of men’ was used by Yeshua, and is a sentiment through which many Christians still find motivation today:  to ‘fish’ people into God’s kingdom!

Some of the Jewish believers that Your People My People know in Tel Aviv, also embrace this concept.  In fact, as a permanent reminder of their vision, their Messianic Outreach Centre is called, ‘Dugit’ – a small fishing boat in the heart of Tel Aviv, reaching out to their fellow Israelis with the good news of the Messiah!  Over the last 6 months, Dugit has seen over 3000 people come through its doors, has given away more than 700 free books and Gospels, and on average, served around 30 cups of free coffee a day.  They are excited about the opportunities to share the gospel with those who pop in, either for conversation or even requesting prayer.  The staff are always seeking new ways to reach out.

Dugit also has many overseas visitors that come to help with the ‘fishing’. 
Teams and groups come and perform on the streets with drama, dance, music, and visual arts that do not require spoken Hebrew to communicate.  They hand out invitations for free coffee at the Outreach Centre, where Hebrew speaking staff are available to share the gospel with those who would like to hear more.

Of course, all this ‘free’ stuff does not come without a cost to Dugit, and they are currently looking for monthly ‘Coffee Cup Partners’, those who will commit to giving ‘the cost of a cup of coffee a day’ towards the running costs of the Outreach Centre.  If this is a project that interests you, please email us so that you too can ‘do a little fishing’ in Israel!

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believers: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”   Romans 1:16