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Chosen People Ministries outreach worker Maxim is always excited to be able to do ministry amongst Holocaust survivors in Israel. But there's not much time left to reach out to them. Each year there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors, so we pray God will give us more opportunities to share His love.

Recently Maxim's team in Israel organized a three-day trip to the Dead Sea where they could rest and, more importantly, hear about God. About 50 people took part; most of them were not believers, and some of them said that they'd begun to sense God's presence, and were now open to Yeshua being the Jewish Messiah.

The most thrilling moment was on the last day of the project. After the final meeting, the survivors separated into three groups and a volunteer prayed for each of the people within the group. It was such a great moment to see how they turned to God with their needs. We thank the Lord for all that He does. It's especially encouraging to see the fruit, and we rejoice when we see people change and come closer to God. "I am happy when I can minister to them, both physically and spiritually," Maxim said.


Celebrate Messiah Australia's benevolent fund Tikkun Olam is reaching many Holocaust survivors through the distribution of food parcels, particularly during the Jewish festivals. The work is co-ordinated in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane, and volunteers distribute parcels directly to people's homes. In some states, partnerships have been formed with Jewish community organisations to identify people who are in need. Volunteers, both Jewish and Gentile, pack and distribute the parcels containing kosher products. The volunteers frequently report the gratitude of the recipients, and also what a great blessing it is to them to bless others with these unconditional gifts of love. (Donations to Tikkum Olam are tax deductible)


It was certainly a very joyous occasion earlier this year when I had the great privilege of baptising 5 new Iranian believers who had come to faith in Jesus from a Muslim background at Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation. That day, only 3 people were pre-arranged to be baptised, but after I gave an opportunity for anyone else to follow Yeshua through the waters of the mikveh (baptism), two more enthusiastically joined in. After ensuring that they had indeed accepted Yeshua as the Messiah, they too were baptised in the clothes they were wearing that day. Fortunately it was a very hot day and they soon dried out. Praise the Lord for the power of the Gospel to make Jew and Gentile one in Him. - Lawrence


Recently at a visit to a Nursing Home in the Caulfield area, the Lord led us to minister comfort and pray for an elderly and sick resident. After comforting and talking to him, Rita prayed with him, and by God’s grace led him in the sinner's prayer - he gave his heart to Yeshua.


As the sounds of Hava Nagila and the sight of people singing and dancing swept across the busy street, Jay and his enthusiastic outreach volunteers sought the Lord and asked, “… please create an opportunity if you want us to share the Lord.” Jay started up a conversation with young Israeli Joel, who was from an ultra-Orthodox family. He shared that he liked listening to a particular rabbi and reading from the Tenach (the Old Testament). Jay boldly inquired, “You seem to have found joy and happiness, but do you have peace in your heart?” Joel replied that sadly he had not, and asked, “Where can I find this peace.” Jay explained that it was only through the Sar Shalom, the Prince of Peace.” Jay laid hands on Joel and prayed for him in the name of Yeshua, Sar Shalom, Yeshua Prince of Peace. Please pray for Joel, that as he explores further about the peace of Yeshua, he’ll be drawn closer to Him. - Jay


Many Israelis came to travel in New Zealand in large numbers this season and we had the privilege of meeting and hosting many of them. The two key ways we meet our Jewish friends is through hosting, and by visiting the Israelis where they stay in our area.

I find that many young Israelis are as hungry for a spiritual experience as for fresh air. They try hard to take in the beauty of God’s creation around New Zealand and experience spirituality through those special moments surrounded by nothing other than breathtaking views of nature.


From 29 December 2014 - 4 January 2015, Louise and I, together with Jahleel (Aus), Ryan Karp (USA) and Rachel David (Israel) had the privilege of leading the third international conference for young messianic believers from all around the world called Muchan (Hebrew for Ready!). This time 85 young adults, ages 18-35, gathered in Madrid, Spain from Israel, Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia.


I am always excited to be able to do ministry amongst Holocaust survivors because we do not have a lot of time left to reach out to them. Each year, there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors so I pray God will give more opportunities to share His love.

Recently, we organized a three-day trip to the Dead Sea where they could rest and, more importantly, hear about God. About fifty people took part – most of them were not believers, and some of them told me that they have begun to sense God’s presence and that they are now open to Yeshua being the Jewish Messiah.


Bondi Beach in Sydney is famous all over the world for its waves. For one South American Jewish couple it is where they recently met one of our Sydney outreach team and discussed their travels as well discussed Yeshua. They accepted a copy of the scriptures to take with them to further read. Pray that S and M will meet Yeshua personally as they read the scriptures.

Jewish and Israeli travellers are everywhere. Our Sydney staff also travel everywhere, even Tasmania, where on Australia Day at a BBQ for backpackers and fruit pickers they prayed with two travellers to discover Yeshua as the Messiah.

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