Thanks to those who prayed for the outreach at Israel’s annual “Holiday of Holidays” festival last month.

Vlad Mitnitsky reports, “Once again, a team from our Tel Aviv branch partnered with other local Messianic believers, both Jews and Arabs, to proclaim the gospel in Haifa. The Lord answered our prayers for good weather and good conversations! We arrived in Wadi Nisnas (a predominantly Arab neighborhood, of whom 60% are Muslim) on a warm and sunny day. Multitudes of people flooded the streets.

“In light of the current security situation in Israel, we were concerned about safety issues, but after we had prayed and asked you to pray, we felt no fear. It was an amazing opportunity to have great conversations about Yeshua with dozens of Israelis who came to the literature table. In just half an hour, three people had given us their contact information and 500 had taken our gospel tracts. We spent most of our time planting the gospel seeds through evangelistic conversations and giving out free New Testaments and Yeshua books in Hebrew. By the end of the day we were very tired but happy, and praised the Lord for all He had done!”

Igal Vender reports, “My most memorable interaction was with an elderly couple, Yakov and his wife. According to their understanding, Yeshua was a very good person, a good Jew and a smart man. They listened as I explained what He has done in my life; how He has changed it and has given to me a new future and a family. The couple replied that Yeshua, was a prophet but not a Messiah. However, by the end of the conversation, Yakov took a New Testament to learn more about Yeshua.  Please pray that God will show them the way, the truth, and the life.”

Click to enlarge photos from the festival; watch the video clip and, within seconds, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of it all!