Friday, January 25, 2013

Christian ministry in Jerusalem - update

           Christian ministry in Jerusalem- update by Mike Evans
Jerusalem Prayer Team
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"A few years ago I was asked to speak at the ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem when Casper and Betsie ten Boom were added to the list of the Righteous among the Nations. They were recognized for their courageous and heroic sacrifices during the Second World War. They risked and eventually gave their lives to save more than 800 Jewish people from the death camps. It was one of the greatest honors of my life.
Casper ten Boom was in his 80’s when the Gestapo arrested him after the family was betrayed. The police told him he could go home and die in his bed if he would promise to stop helping the Jews. He said, “If I go home today, tomorrow I will open my door to anyone who knocks and asks for help. It would be an honor to give my life for God’s Chosen People.” After ten days in prison, he died. This is the story of Christian love for the Jewish people…but it is one most of the Jewish people have never heard.

We are working to show this love in practical ways through our humanitarian outreaches to the poor of Israel. We are also working to share the true stories of Christian love from the past with the Jewish people for generations to come—stories like the amazing courage and sacrifice of the ten Boom family in Holland.

Since 1988 when I purchased and restored the ten Boom home with the help of our Jerusalem Prayer Team members, the doors have been open at no cost. Every dollar raised goes directly to that work. I am the Chairman of the Board, and I pay all of my own expenses—flights, meals and hotels—because this message must be told. It is the purest work we can do. And though we continue to tell this story in Holland, we must tell it in Israel as well. Your gift today will help us reach out and minister to the Jewish people and tell them and show them true Christian love.
When you send your gift of $30 or more today, we will send you a paperback copy of my newest novel, The Locket.
Set during the Holocaust, it is a gripping story of love, courage and loss. This book follows the life of a young Jewish girl who finds out that the “boy next door,” Adolf Eichmann, has grown up to be the architect of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” It will challenge and stir your heart…and it also makes a great gift for a friend or loved one. If you are able to send $80 or more, we will send you an autographed, hardback copy of The Locket.       
And if you are able to send $100 or more, we will send you a paperback copy of The Locket and this beautiful color “Comfort Ye My People” afghan.
It is a lovely piece that will both decorate your home or office, as well as share your love for the Jewish people with all who see it.    
Please be as generous as you can when you send your gift today. Your gift of support for the Jerusalem Prayer Team as we stand with and for Israel and the Jewish people is your personal declaration of “never again!” As we remember those who perished in the past, we must do everything in our power to ensure that this great tragedy is never repeated. Your gift makes it possible for this great worldwide prayer movement to continue at this crucial and prophetic moment in history.

Modeh ani l’faneykha, melekh chai vekayam; rabbah emunatekha.
I thank you living and eternal King; great is your faithfulness.
Your ambassador to Jerusalem,
Dr. Mike Evans"

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