Israel (MNN) — Russian-speaking Jews who escaped to Israel from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine now face another warfront.
But God is raising up these Jewish believers to reach those fleeing from Gaza and other dangerous areas with the hope of Jesus.
“These are churches that are planted by past and current immigrants,” says Eric Mock with Slavic Gospel Association. “We have already been helping them purchase aid and prepare hot meals.
“They’re literally either on the street or in different locations giving people places to sleep, giving people food, and the great part is they’re communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Mock adds, “In all the opportunities to distribute aid, we cannot miss the priority of the gospel. This is why we serve local, indigenous churches as they continue to care for their own and advance the gospel.”
Let compassion for those suffering move you to action. Pray that the conflict in Israel doesn’t escalate and that believers stand fast for Christ.
“They’re surrounded by people that may not want to hear the message, and surrounded by rockets. Their context is incredibly difficult right now,” says Mock.
“Be praying for them to have the bravery of Daniel, that they would be inclined to pray and proclaim the gospel rather than shrink back. Pray that they are protected by God in doing that.”
As you pray, remember Psalm 46:8-10, which points us to the God who is sovereign over the world and who calls us to be still and know that he is God.
“It’s important to recognize that we now have serious battles going on on multiple fronts. In the midst of that we are forced to ask many deep questions,” says Mock. “It’s incumbent on us to have our relationship with God squared away and have our eternity understood, and that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ by the grace of God.”
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