Giving a tour to the tour guides – ONE FOR ISRAEL

SHALOM!
A record breaking 2.1 million tourists came to visit Israel just in the first half of this year. We have to agree – Israel is an amazing place, full of history and wonder! The large number of tour groups means there is also a large number of Israeli tour guides.
Recently, we held a day seminar for Israeli tour guides, specifically inviting those who believe in Yeshua to come and hear about our research on Messianic believers in Israel. But we were surprised that we also had non-believers wanting to come as well! It was a great success, and we intend to open this seminar up to a greater audience next year.
Dr. Erez Soref, President
of ONE FOR ISRAEL 
A DAY SEMINAR FOR ISRAELI TOUR GUIDES
The story that hasn’t been told:
THE MESSIANIC COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL
The day included four sessions presented by Dr. Erez Soref, Adv. Thomas Damianos, Dr. Jim Sibley and Dr. Seth Postell respectively:
Messianic Jews in Israel 1948-2018: Direction and Vision
The Arab Evangelical Church in Israel: History, Reality, and Future
Messianic Jews in Jerusalem During the Ottoman Period
The Torah’s Storyline in Matthew’s Gospel
The day was a great success, and there was a lot of interest in the subjects shared. We showed the tour guides around our college campus and gave them a taste of what God is doing here at ONE FOR ISRAEL.
One elderly gentleman (who guided both John McCain and George Bush when they visited) was very hungry to learn and hear more. We are grateful to God for how the day went and look forward to opening it up to more not-yet believers next time!
My lecture on ‘Messianic Jews in Israel 1948-2018: Direction and Vision’ was based on the chapter I recently contributed to the book,Israel, the Church, and the Middle East: A biblical response to the current conflict, which can be purchased here.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 33 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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