Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 Week of Prayer for International Missions

David and Hanna Harris (names have been changed) grew up in Baptist churches, but these days they visit Jewish synagogues, study Hebrew, and take part in Passover meals.

David & Hanna's Story
As IMB Journeymen, the Harris’ moved from their small town in Kentucky to a megacity in South America to share gospel truth with Jews living there.  art of the process is learning the language and culture of those they’ve come to reach.  Since the first Jews immigrated to this city in the nineteenth century, there has been a thriving community, now numbering more than 200,000. The Harrises, both 25, work at a Messianic Center in the heart of the Jewish community. The center celebrates Jewish holidays such as Purim and Passover, but always uses the opportunities to bridge to New Testament gospel truths. David and Hanna hope that “the veil will be removed from their eyes, and that the truth of the Messiah be made abundantly clear to them.”

  • PRAY Jewish leaders will come to know Jesus. If the leaders come to know Jesus, it would radically change the community.
  • PRAY for the equipping of Messianic Jews, those who have embraced Jesus, so they will learn how to share the truth of the Messiah with their people.

Scripture to Claim:
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  Romans 10:13-14

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