By Yevgeni Stanukevich
Israel was exiled and scattered in
judgement according to God's words (Leviticus 26:14-33), but now in
our day the exiles of Israel are being regathered, also in accordance with
"For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all
countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean
water on you, and you shall be clean ..." (Ezekiel 36:24-25).
Our ministry to new Israeli immigrants (the returning exiles) was
established at the end of 2013. Since then, God has given us many
opportunities to minister to them, and today we serve more than 1,300
families by supplying food, blankets, heaters, housewares, educational
tours and more - with no strings attached.
In 2017, we began to pray for a breakthrough in the spiritual area. In
addition to providing for their practical physical needs, it was our desire
to help these fledgling Israelis find God as the answer to their spiritual
needs. In addition, we put together an outreach team, a group of people
who serve new immigrants by visiting them at home, listening to their
problems, praying with them and arranging evangelistic events for those who
want to hear the Gospel.
We are seeing tangible results come from this endeavor. After just two
weeks of outreach, new families began visiting the congregation. They were
thirsty to hear the Word of God. A week later, a couple came to the Lord
with a prayer of repentance.
Passover Lamb Celebration
In April, during Passover, our team arranged the first trial event for new
immigrants. Fifty people came to hear the Passover story and the message of
Messiah, and their common denominator of the sacrifice lamb. During this
event, fifteen people came forward to pray a repentance prayer.
These early fruits fill us with new energy and a desire to see more. We ask
for your support in prayer that God would multiply this first fruit and
that hundreds more would come to receive Him. We hope to develop this
project further in order to bless many who have both practical and