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Love 153 in Israel
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- Acts 1:8 -
"Comfort ye, comfort my people, saith your God."
- Isaiah 40:1 -
This is where the gospel began!
This is where Jesus was born, worked, was crucified, and resurrected!
And this is where He will return!
Less than 0.5% of the population of Israel believe in Jesus.
What's more, surprisingly 60% are secular atheists!
But even more surprising and heartbreaking is that the cross, a symbol of love, has become a symbol of persecution and suffering for the Jews!
In the past 2,000 years of history, such as the Crusades and the Holocaust, where 6 million Jews were killed, the cross and the name of Jesus were used whenever Jews were persecuted and killed. It is so heartbreaking history must be reversed!
Isaiah 40:1 tells us to "comfort My people", and we are called to share the love of Jesus with our lives rather than just words.
Since 2013, we have been serving them in Israel under the name of 'LOVE153'.
We have many shortcomings, but it is grace over grace that has allowed us to actually share the love of Jesus Christ with people from all walks of life, including government groups, Orthodox Jews, Arab widows, disadvantaged youth, Ethiopian and Russian Jews!
God is leading them to become the reality of the love of Jesus as they expand into new areas as the years go by.
All of this is the total grace of Jehovah God, and it is because of the love of the church and the members who pray and support us together.
We pray that we may continue to work in humility and gentleness, and run with zeal and loyalty the race entrusted to us.
We ask for you to continue to walk with us in prayer and heartfelt support, and I pray that God's promises of blessing will become reality for all of us!!
Director, Love 153 International