Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christian ministry in the Middle East and Israel

 update by Mike Evans
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Jerusalem Prayer Team

"I'll never forget that question! It was just before the first Gulf War started, and I had flown to Saudi Arabia to preach the Gospel. I arrived in Dhahran and encouraged the Saudis on the street to come near to hear the message of Jesus, and a large group did come.

As I prepared to speak, I could hear the voice of Satan saying, “Do not open your mouth. If you do, you will be beheaded.” I paused and something came out of my mouth which I will never forget. I said, “Before I preach, we are going to sing a song.” Immediately, I realized how absurd my statement was—I can't sing! As I hesitated, the air was filled with what sounded like the voice of an angel of the Lord. I turned and standing behind me was an African-American sergeant who had been watching me. He sang with the most incredible baritone: “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” Tears streamed down my face. I didn't know that soldier and had no idea he was there.

The following day, through a miracle of God, I was able to share the Gospel with Mohammad Khalid, who was the governor of Dhahran, the head of the Saudi Royal Air Force, and a nephew of the king. He took me with him to a meeting with the Egyptian Third Army and the Syrian High Command. At the end of the meeting, he asked me to introduce myself while he interpreted for me. Instead, I introduced Jesus.

He said to me, “Would you like me to show you where we cut off heads on Thursdays?” I said, “No, my schedule is totally filled on Thursday; I have no time.” He laughed. Years later, I met three Philippine pastors as I preached a crusade near the Bay of Manila to over a quarter-million people. They cried and hugged me and told me they had been condemned for preaching the Gospel in Saudi Arabia. Mohammad Khalid had commuted their sentences and deported them. He said to them, “You can thank Mike Evans who told me about your Jesus and his cross.”

The power of God is great! And He can and does work miracles when we obey His voice. Today, I'm asking you to heed His voice and help His Chosen People in a special way.

As you know, when I was in Israel I went to Haifa and met a large group of Holocaust survivors who are living in desperate need. I told them we would help because I knew you would want me to say YES! We need to raise $150,000 immediately to pay for the expenses of delivering food to 2,000 Holocaust survivors each week and to renovate four apartments to provide housing to homeless Holocaust survivors. We also must make the next payment on the Righteous Gentile Heritage Center by the end of the year. The payment that is due is $430,000.

That means that by the end of the year we must raise $580,000. In the natural, this is completely impossible. But with God all things are possible! Dear friends have provided a matching gift offer to double the impact of your gift. That means we need $290,000. The only way this miracle can happen is with your help. I am asking you today to send a generous, even sacrificial, gift to bless the Jewish People.

When we bless Israel, we bless what God wants blessed…and that turns His head and moves His hand to action in your life. And remember that your gift today will be doubled through the matching gift offer. So far 1,165 loving friends have given $127,990. That means we still need $162,010.
        With your gift of any amount…

We will send you this beautiful 2014 Jerusalem Prayer Team calendar.

This fourteen-month calendar is filled with amazing scenes from Israel and Scripture verses to encourage your prayers throughout the year.

          With your gift of $100 or more…

We will send you the calendar and this Star of David afghan.

The unique design of this afghan allows it to hang over a chair or couch with the design showing on both sides. It is our gift to express our gratitude for your support as we stand with and for Israel.

        With your gift of $250 or more…

We will send you the calendar and this stunning Torah Scroll.

In addition, your name or the name of someone you wish to honor will be placed on a special Scroll of Honor in the Righteous Gentile Heritage Center.

Your support of the Jerusalem Prayer Team today allows us to continue our work on the Righteous Gentile Heritage Center, to stand up and speak out for Israel, and to meet urgent humanitarian needs among the poor Jewish people living in Israel.

Your Ambassador to Jerusalem,
Dr. Mike Evans"

    Providing food and shelter for Holocaust Survivors in Haifa
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