Street evangelism is one of our most important outreach projects at Beit Immanuel. Every week our outreach team go out into the streets of Tel Aviv around the old Central Bus Station, to hand out Bibles and books about faith in Yeshua. This initiative also gives our team members the opportunity to pray for the homeless, drug addicts, and prostitutes, and to share the Gospel message with these dear ones. As we conduct our street evangelism, our earnest prayer is that the Word of God that is being sown into people’s hearts will produce a harvest, and ultimately lead to their salvation.
We also understand that the moment we go back home, that our work doesn’t end. We need to keep the ones whom we ministered to in our prayers and in our hearts. During our most recent street evangelism outreach in Tel Aviv, we met a lady called Nestya, who is a drug addict and a prostitute. We started sharing with her about Yeshua, to which she answered that she already believed in Him. She asked for some of the books we were handing out, and we gladly gave her a few. As we were wrapping up our outreach for that evening, we circled back to drive home, and on the way we were very saddened to see Nestya lying on the sidewalk, with the books beside her.
One of our team members immediately called the emergency services, but soon thereafter we realized that she was just sleeping, overwhelmed with the drugs she had taken. There are many more people like Nestya on the streets of Tel Aviv, specifically around the old Central Bus Station, who are in dire need of the Gospel message. We ask that you would stand with us in prayer and in financial support, so that we might continue to venture out into the streets of Tel Aviv, preaching the Gospel, and handing out Bibles and books about finding salvation in Yeshua.
Every time we return to the streets, we meet many of the same people again, like Nestya, and also many new people. Each time we continue to sow the Word of God into their hearts, and to pray with them, helping them to be reconciled with Yeshua, whom we know loves each of them so much, and has a special plan for their lives.