Bearing Witness: Acts of Compassion in a Challenging Season

“For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’” - Deuteronomy 15:11 God has opened up numerous doors for our congregation to serve those in need. The Israel-Hamas war left people without jobs and sent many on unpaid leave while prices for food and gas skyrocketed, making it difficult for large families, single parents, and the elderly to provide basic necessities for themselves and for their families. Our congregation immediately began preparing and distributing food bags to…
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Bringing the Gospel to Life: Impactful Tours and Faith in Messiah

Sharing our faith in Israel isn’t always easy and has its share of challenges. It is common for us as believers to experience intense verbal objections and backlash, and some have encountered physical attacks or damage to congregation and ministry buildings. “But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.” - I Corinthians 1:23 While there are people who are open to hearing what we believe, we often need to find new and creative ways to reach those around us and share our faith. One way we have done so at Beit Immanuel…
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Harmony of Hope: Bringing in the New Year with a concert at the Holocaust Survivors Center

Our congregation had the wonderful privilege and honor of ushering in the New Year by serving and blessing those in our community. The local Holocaust Survivors Center in Lod graciously invited us to be a part of their New Year’s/Christmas celebration by giving a concert for the dear elderly citizens of our community. It was a wonderful opportunity to bless them and share with them who we are and what we believe.  Our worship team poured their hearts into an array of beautiful songs in Russian that speak about the birth of Yeshua and all He has done for us.…
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Light to the Darkest Corners of South Tel Aviv

Yeshua came to save the lost, those dying, hurting, those in despair who have lost everything. We have hope because of Him. And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”  - Mark 2:17 He showed us compassion, and we have the same opportunity to reach out and show others the love of Yeshua who has the power to save, deliver, and heal emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  Together with other believers from various congregations in the…
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