" Arise o Lord … You O Lord are a shield for me. My Glory and the One who lift up my Head. " Psalm 3
Dear prayer and ministry partners;
More than ever Israel is a daily part of the World media news.
You have heard of the escalating violent situation in Gaza, over more than 100 rockets being shelled into Israel this past week. You have seen TV footages of the exchanged missiles with Iran on our Syrian border. There, part of the Gog and Magog coalition of Ezekiel 38 is already set in place (Russia,Turkey ,Iran).
Also, during the same time and for the 70th anniversary of modern Israel (according to international calendar) the moving of the Nations embassies to Jerusalem started with the USA leading the way. The sheep nations are joining the fold. Jerusalem is becoming in a more practical sense the dividing line between nations. (read the prophet Zachariah)
We also want to take a moment and share with you what’s going on here at Hamaayan community.
For those of you who haven’t visited us, we are located at the border of Samaria, situated just 2 km away from the Moslem Palestinian town of Kalkilia and other Arab villages. Therefore, we have a call to protect our area spiritually through our prayers and presence and we feel responsible for the people in our city. The great news is that in the midst of stressful situations around us our God is still moving mightily in our midst.
Hearts opening up to hear the Good News
Kfar Saba is a family town with a population of about 110,000. It’s a rural city that dates back 100 years. We notice that people are wanting to talk about God, who He is and what part does He play in their life. Because most of our members live in Kfar Saba, it’s common to see or hear about a conversation that has transpired about Yeshua. No longer are the people afraid to talk about Yeshua, but they want to know. How astounding it is when they discover that Yeshua is the Messiah that they have prayed for all their life in Synagogue.
Consequently, we have a weekly discipleship course for our new believers, as well as weekly homegroups in various languages to invite people to hear the Gospel and share in our community.
For the first time in Kfar Saba, there will be a "gay parade". Sadly, there are parades in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem for years, with over 200,000 in attendance in Tel Aviv, but never in Kfar Saba.
We feel it's our responsibility to stop this seed before it grows and develop in our city.
Last night, seven of us walked the parade route 7 times, proclaiming God's word against the enemies' schemes. While we were walking, we had opportunities to speak to the people, one of them being the mayor of Kfar Saba. It was a divine appointment to talk to him personally about the parade!
Summer is officially here in a few days and is a perfect opportunity for children to grow in their faith at our various national youth camps. These camps cost money and for our needy families, they find it difficult to provide extra funds for their children to enjoy the camps. Through your financial help, we can assist these children to equip them to be the light to their peers.
A place of refuge
Israel is a very tough place to live. The pressures economically as well as spiritually continues to effect many of our members . Yet, we are grateful for God’s provision that allows us to be a place of refuge for the members of our community. From helping the survivors of the Holocaust to reaching out to our Arab brothers and sisters in hope to work together for the salvation of our entire nation, we thank God for opening these opportunities for us.
We need your help and prayers
All the things we want to do takes funds that we don’t have, as our budget is limited. Will you join us in praying for God to increase our monthly income to provide for all that He has called us to do. We have a bare-minimum staff that is part-time yet works with full-time schedules. Yet, due to this short-fall, we might have to take drastic measures and decrease our staff or our ministry. Please join us in prayer that God would give us a financial miracle and help us to increase our budget income through creative ways. We believe that: " God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply " (Hudson Taylor)
We appreciate your prayers and your encouragement.
Looking forward to seeing you visit our Land, God's Land.