Our Prime Minister has dropped more than one bombshell lately: we were shocked to see in the news that a Jewish believer has been appointed to Netanyahu’s team as Deputy Social Media Advisor! Just as we have been taking stock of the progress of the Body of Messiah in Israel from such small beginnings, it is very encouraging to see a believer reach such a position of influence.
As we grow in numbers and maturity, our prayer is that more and more Israeli believers will faithfully represent Yeshua in all aspects of society.
“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:14)
Our campus here at Israel College of the Bible is an ideal venue for seminars and conferences on subjects that affect the whole Body of Messiah. On Tuesday, Samuel Pfeifer, director of a Christian psychiatric hospital in Switzerland and author of many books on Christian counseling, came to share with us on the subject of one of his books: “Supporting the Weak”.
The first lecture was entitled, “How can we integrate modern psychiatry and biblical soul care? Opportunities and limitations,” and the second was on the practicalities of supporting the weak – how to create hope and understanding in our congregations. The day of training was held for pastors, ministers, former students in counseling, teachers at our Bible college, and anyone involved in pastoral ministry here in the land.
We praise God that the Body of Messiah is getting equipped and trained, and going from strength to strength.
Pray For Netanyahu’s New Adviser: Jewish Believer, Hananya Naftali
“I am just a normal guy who made his own decision to follow Jesus,” explains Hananya Naftali. But the appointment of a Jew who loves Jesus to the office of Deputy Social Media Adviser was shocking enough to end up on the front page of the Jerusalem Post. Hananya’s appointment will not go uncontested, and he needs our prayers. Continue reading…
How To Share Jesus With Israelis You Meet
If you watch our Israeli testimonies, you will see that many times, their interest in Yeshua (Jesus) was piqued while they were traveling overseas. They met Christians, like you, who caused them to consider who Yeshua really was, and then started to investigate the matter for themselves. Perhaps you have come across Israelis where you live? What is the best way to share Jesus with them? Here are some tips from us. Continue reading…
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!