Andy and Jane Robb, Senior Pastors, Revival Church, Billericay
It’s been almost thirty years since God opened our eyes and our hearts to
his ongoing plans and purposes for the Jewish people and the intrinsic connection
of this understanding to our Christian faith.
As founding leaders of a church we were therefore keen to root it in God’s love of his covenant people.
Partnering with Maoz Israel presented a very practical way to achieve this goal, through channelling financial support to Israel, giving us direction in what to pray for and keeping us informed about current events.
We have appreciated the visits Maoz Israel have made to the church and the strengthening of our relationship through this.
With our partnership with Maoz Israel as the backbone to our engagement with Israel and the Jewish people, we also run the Kesher Course and have shared a Seder meal as a church. The fruit of this is that many of our people have also come into their own personal revelation of God’s love for the Jewish people.
Maoz UK/City church Cardiff Trip to Israel
In June 2017 a team of young people from Wales went to Israel to help out with two of our congregations. They were based in Ashdod and Tel Aviv and spent a couple of days in the Galilee and Jerusalem. They all had to raise their own funds to go. The trip was a great success with the young people sharing in congregational life as well as doing a mini-tour of Israel. Some great connections were made between the young people in our congregations and the team.
Tiferet Yeshua Congregation Operation Expand The Tent Pegs
Tiferet Yeshua is one of our partner congregations. Its also the congregation that Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram started and pastored for many years. Over the past year we have seen new people coming in nearly every weekend. Our next step, with the Lord's guidance is to increase the size of our main meeting area and live stream our services to all Israel. We will be the first Hebrew-speaking congregation to stream services online, thereby reaching all Israel. To be able to do this we need to remove some walls, move the stage to the centre of the hall and move some columns, as well as fit quality lighting and the acoustics required for live streaming.
Walter and Yvette. Norfolk
Back in 1976, each child in our class in South Africa had a chance to recite a bible verse each week. My verse was Exodus 20:2 "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage". After meeting my wife and completing studies, we emigrated to the UK in 2002. We were introduced to Maoz Israel by a local Christian pastor. In his services he preached repeatedly from Romans 12- "presenting your body as a living sacrifice" (Romans 11 being the portion of the grafting in of the wild branches into the olive tree-Israel). We were privileged to visit Tiferet Yeshua congregation in Tel Aviv in 2010. God gave us both visions at the Western wall in Jerusalem regarding His power and Salvation that will go out from Jerusalem to cover the whole earth.
At around 2013 we were prompted at the same time by the book of Ruth to "cross over" from Christianity to Messianic Judaism. We joined a Messianic synagogue in Norwich, UK (Adat Yeshua). The first Torah portion I was ever asked to read in the synagogue in Hebrew (at around 2015) was again Exodus 20:2! "אָֽנֹכִ֖י֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֧ר הֹוצֵאתִ֛יךָ מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם מִבֵּ֣֥ית עֲבָדִֽ֑ים׃".
Coming from an African country where there is need, I have ongoing compassion to give to the Istandwithisrael fund, I urge everyone reading to have compassion for Israel.
We have some recent stories from some of our partners. The very much appreciate all those who stand with in this great work of reaching Israel with the Good news.