Support for Even Ezer Congregation
One of our partner congregations led by Pastor Argaw lost some of their core support for this year but due to the generosity of our partners Maoz UK was able to step in and cover the monthly support for Pastor Argaw and his family which was £725pcm, the congregation is based in Tel Aviv and is currently planting another congregation elsewhere.
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.
We have some recent stories from some of our partners. We very much appreciate all those who stand with us in this great work of reaching Israel with the Good news.
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.
Over Christmas Maoz UK and some of our UK partner churches sponsored an outreach event in a particularly sensitive area in Israel. The event was a great success in reaching out to a beleaguered community in a dangerous city. We want to thank all those who supported the event financially and in prayer - where the key battle was won.
Maoz, in partnership with the Israel Bible Society, has begun a three-year project of producing a version of the English Narrated Bible in Chronological Order in Hebrew. This will be a Bible that Israelis will be able to read and understand!
The Scriptures themselves will, of course, be the original Hebrew text. But we will follow the Narrated Bible’s beautifully-written explanatory introductions to each section in the text about to be read. Headings for every few verses will reinforce the focus of the chapters. And putting the Scriptures in chronological order greatly enhances the meaning of God’s Word as the context becomes so much clearer.
Furthermore, each word no longer understood today will be noted at the end of the page in modern Hebrew. The project will take approximately three years to complete.
This Hebrew Narrated Chronological Bible will open God’s Word to multitudes of Israelis who have never before understood the Bible!
Each page of this Bible (about 2,000 pages) will cost approximately £190. We invite you to help us present the Word of God to Israel. It will be an investment of a lifetime!
Maoz UK / City Church Cardiff Israel Tour
From 8th to 16th November Brian Co-led a tour to Israel. Apart from visiting some of the sites one of the main aims of the tour was to connect with believers in the land. We visited Beit Hallel Congregation in Ashdod, and linked up with several other believers for prayer and encouragement. This is the type of tour that Maoz will be arranging in the future. We believe that connecting with believers is the single most important element of any tour of Israel. For more details contact the UK office