Bible Study Group: Our Bible study has grown and developed into a small congregation! Since last year, we have had a good number of new and mature believers of all ages attend our meetings, and we have received some new seekers as well. Recently, a few people from the group asked to be baptized. We are praying that the Lord will give us the wisdom to guide seekers about coming to faith and to help believers grow in their walk with the Lord!
New Immigrants from Ukraine: Recently, there have been many new immigrants arriving from Ukraine because of the current political and economic climate there. We are showing the love of God by meeting some of their physical needs. We have also been sponsoring some of their children to attend our children’s camps. We have also partnered with local congregations to organize biblical sightseeing tours for new immigrants, which has provided opportunities to share the Gospel and has helped establish a foundation for the congregation to continue its work with the newcomers.
Holocaust Survivors Meetings: Every two weeks, 30-50 Holocaust survivors meet at the Jerusalem Messianic Center for a social gathering with food and music. The people are developing friendships and enjoying their time together. We weave in biblical themes, Scripture reading, and prayer. Throughout the year, a few have expressed interest in knowing Jesus and have started to attend the Center’s Bible study, which meets on a different day.
Soldiers and Youth: Every few months, we invite soldiers to come enjoy a weekend of rest and refreshment from their military bases. Not all the soldiers are believers yet; however, they are surrounded by the Scriptures, worship, and the testimonies of others. We also regularly invite the young adults who help us with our camping ministry to come for a weekend of discipleship, planning, and prayer for the future camp programs.
Short-Term Ministry Teams: Every year, we have the opportunity to host a few visiting short-term ministry teams of all ages from all over the world. They stay at our facility, share meals together, and have a wonderful time of Bible study, debriefing, and devotionals as they go out and serve in Jerusalem and beyond. Their efforts are vital for our ongoing ministry as they add energy, creative vision, and their personal testimonies to our work. Their service and encouragement are a blessing to many!