Partnering with the Messiah to See the Remnant Regathered
This has been a fruitful year for our ministry. In this newsletter, Lawrence Hirsch, our Executive Director, reviews all that the Lord has been doing this year, and how you can be a part of our mission to ‘Bring the Message to the Original Messengers’. You can watch his video and read his letter below.
Dear friends and supporters of Celebrate Messiah,
Shalom and blessings to you in Yeshua our Messiah.
As we approach the end of the financial year, we want to thank you for your continued support over the years in helping us share the Gospel with Jewish people here in Australia, Russia and in Israel. Your donations have enabled us to continue our mission of spreading the love of Messiah to those who may not have had the opportunity to hear about it.
Over the past year, we as a mission have been reflecting on our original calling and vision that we received from the Lord when we first began the work of Celebrate Messiah in 1995. While being true to our original vision, we have come up with a new vision statement for the mission of Celebrate Messiah that we hope you identify with:
“Giving all Jewish people the opportunity to hear, understand and follow Yeshua the promised Messiah.”
As we look to the coming year, we have identified three strategic breakthrough objectives that we believe will help us realise the vision of Celebrate Messiah, and we are asking for your continued support to help us achieve them.
Our first Strategic Breakthrough Objective is to advance our evangelistic and discipleship mandate through two main strategies: Hosting Israeli Backpackers and Outreach to Intermarried Couples.
Celebrate Messiah has launched a new ministry to reach out to the thousands of Israeli backpackers that come to our beautiful country called Host Israelis. This hosting network gives you an opportunity to have “Israel in your home” and provides young Israelis a safe and comfortable place to meet believers across the country and to hopefully ask questions about faith in Yeshua the Messiah. You can find out more about it at www.hostisraelis.com.au
The second strategy to help us to advance our evangelistic and discipleship mandate is by reaching out to the growing number of intermarried families in Australia, that is a marriage where one spouse is Jewish. This is a unique group of people with unique questions and challenges that we believe Yeshua the Messiah can answer. Please pray for this new ministry to be established.
Our second Strategic Breakthrough Objective is to effectively train and disciple those who come to faith in Yeshua. We believe that discipleship is essential to the growth and maturity of new believers, and we want to provide the tools and resources necessary for them to deepen their relationship with God. For this reason, we have established the Messianic Training Centre that is providing much needed cultural, historical, and biblical teaching from a Messianic Jewish perspective. These courses are available online at www.celebratemessiah.com.au/
Our third Strategic Breakthrough Objective is to focus on organisational excellence. Your Mission to the Jewish people has been working hard on sharpening up the administration of our ministry to accomplish our God-given vision.
We believe that by investing in these areas, we can make a greater impact and help more Jewish people find hope and peace in Yeshua the Messiah.
As we approach the end of the financial year, we ask for your continued support to help us achieve these strategic breakthrough objectives. Your donations will help us to reach more Jewish people with the Gospel message, host Israelis, reach out to inter-marrieds, and provide effective training and discipleship to new believers.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership in this important mission.
“He says: ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.’” (Isaiah 49:6, ESV)
Yours together in the mission of the Messiah,
Executive Director, Celebrate Messiah