Monday, January 28, 2008

Some good news from Israel

The email below was sent to me by a friend.

Prayer Update – Jan 15, 2008
from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shalom intercessors and friends!
We thank you for your partnership in the gospel through your prayers for us! God bless you! As you pray, "May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Thes 5:23

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17: 22-23)

What God is doing!
Thank you with all our hearts for your prayers for the Chanukah Christmas party. God blessed us in many many ways during the throwing and planning of this party. One young woman was brought closer to the Lord. She has been studying and working for peace and reconciliation between Jews and Arabs in the secular realm for a long time and had grown disillusioned as a result. She said seeing what was happening at this party through Jesus Christ and hearing the people's testimonies and exhortations has restored her hope that reconciliation is possible but she said that the only way would be through Jesus. At the end of the party we broke into groups to pray for each other. During this prayer time she wept and said that God was convicting her of some areas in her life. Praise God for the work he is doing in her life and please be in prayer that the Lord would complete the work He has started in her and bring her into a relationship with Him! Also, more praise and thanksgiving to God for a joint meeting of Arab, Jewish and International students at Haifa University that was also a success! :) :)

Please pray :)
  • For several young women (in Hebrew U's international school) who we see that satan is working hard at distancing from God. Pray God will give us wisdom in how to encourage them stay close to the One who can truly meet their deepest needs.
  • For wisdom and open doors for Michele and Dana as they plan and prepare to start an International Students' Bible Rothberg (Hebrew U)..that God will draw the people and stir up in the a hunger and a thirst for the righteousness of the living God.
  • For the students from the universities in Jerusalem, Haifa, the North, Natanya, Tel Aviv and Beersheva who are organizing 2 day trips for themselves in February. The purpose of these trips is to bring believing students together for the strengthening of relationships and the building of vision as they enter the coming semester.

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