There are approximately 100,000 Jewish people in Australia. Jewish settlers arrived in waves, mostly from Britain and Eastern Europe at first. The gold rushes of the 1800s brought many Jewish immigrants. Tens of thousands of Jewish people fled to Australia to escape Nazi Germany and Eastern Europe. As a result, Australia has one of the highest percentages of Holocaust survivors worldwide, which does affect Jewish communal life.
Over half of Australia’s Jewish population is believed to reside in Melbourne. These are the people we are seeking to reach this month and next through our Behold Your God Melbourne campaign. The campaign begins with training on February 20 and will continue through March 12. Veteran missionary Mark Landrum (stationed in our Sydney branch) is leading the campaign with assistance from Shlomy Abramov (from our Tel Aviv branch). Pray for wisdom for the leaders, strength for the campaigners and that the efforts of our organized opposition will fail. Please also remember to pray for the Miami BYG campaign announced last month. It will continue through February 26.