“Why should I care about what’s happening in the Middle East when America is being shaken to her core? Because God has given us a great responsibility in the last days – to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in every nation before He returns.” – Joel C. Rosenberg
“When I accepted Christ, my parents kicked me out of the house. As the time went by, over 25 years, I felt the Lord was softening their hearts toward the Lord. Then, one day they said to me, ‘We have looked at your life and now we know that what you have is the truth, and we want it.’ That day both my parents accepted the Lord.’” – An Israeli pastor
The 2017 Epicenter Conference brought Jewish and Arab leaders to the U.S. to share with you how God is moving in Israel and in the West Bank. The upcoming Tour of the Holy Land in July 2018 will provide you the opportunity to see firsthand how God is moving.
“We believe it is very important to be together, Jewish and Arab believers in Jesus. We meet for breakfast once a month with Arab and Jewish leaders. We do more worship and prayer times with Arabic and Jewish congregations. We had over 600 gathered together recently - It was very powerful.” – An Arab pastor
“We bring Arab and Jewish young adults together for a time of Bible study and worship. While language can be a barrier, we study in Hebrew but also worship in Hebrew and Arabic. We want all the kids to feel respected to worship in their own language” – An Israeli ministry worker.
“The mission of The Joshua Fund is to mobilize Christians to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3 – that is, according to the Abrahamic Covenant in which all families of the earth would be blessed through Abraham’s family, by the Messiah. Israel and her neighbors. For us, it’s not either/or….it’s both/and.” - Joel C. Rosenberg
“The Lord calls followers of Jesus to be ‘watchmen on the walls’ in a sense to this generation, according to Ezekiel 33. My friends, we must be faithful watchmen right now – especially in the Middle East.” – Joel C. Rosenberg
Syria is currently home to the worst humanitarian crisis in world history. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives, while millions have been pushed from their homes. The church of Jesus Christ has also suffered great loss and persecution during this horrific six-year conflict.
How many of you first came to Christ at a Christian camp or young people’s ministry gathering? Because this remains such an impactful moment for so many, The Joshua Fund continues encouraging and strengthening many ministry efforts in Israel that seek to bring young Israelis from believing families face to face with their own personal need for the Messiah.
Throughout the year, holiday-based outreaches provide many Israeli and West Bank believers with occasions to open their homes to neighbors and friends, and often provide a chance for the Word of God to be shared with those who don’t know the Lord personally.
The Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot celebration begins at sundown Wednesday, October 4 through nightfall Thursday, October 12, 2017. It was the last of the seven biblically mandated feasts or celebrations. It was also the most joyful and was the only feast in which the Israelites were commanded by God to rejoice. (Deuteronomy 16:13-15)