Today my guest is Avi Mizrachi. Today he is the pastor of a congregation in down town Tel Aviv. His story is fascinating … and like all good stories, we begin at the beginning!
Today finds us back in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, where the majority of the population is Muslim. There is however, a small community of evangelical Christians there too and Salim Anfous is the youth pastor in one of the churches. His vision is to encourage the youth in his care who feel they are a minority within a minority. The schools follow an Islamic curriculum so for young people who are Christians this is very challenging.
Recently I visited Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank and where the majority of the people are Muslim. There is however, a tiny evangelical community of Christians there and Salim Anfous is the youth pastor in one of the evangelical churches in the town. He was born in Saudi Arabia but came with his family to live in Bethlehem when he was a teenager. Salim is a man with a vision to help the young Palestinian Christians in his church to deepen their faith in Jesus.
Today finds us in Bethlehem in the West Bank talking to Salim Anfous who is the youth leader of the Immanuel Church there. Life for Christians in the West Bank is challenging – as we shall hear, they are a tiny percentage of the total population which is Muslim. Over the next three weeks, Salim is going to share his fascinating story. Today, we start at the beginning … which for Salim was in another Arab country.
Today my guest is Daniel Yahav, a Messianic Jewish pastor living in the north of Israel. He has been watching developments on the border between Israel and Syria closely so I asked him to explain what he believes is happening.
My guest today is a Jewish believer called Boris. He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Gefen and together they are missionaries with Jews for Jesus. I met him recently in London and he started by describing his interesting family background.
The vast majority of these programmes are recorded in Israel … I visit the places where the people live. But for today’s programme, I met my guest, who is called Gefen, in London. She was here from Tel Aviv during the summer working with a team of fellow missionaries from Jews for Jesus – an organisation that works in major cities around the world to share their faith with Jewish people. However, the reality is they talk to far more non-Jews! So, I asked Gefen, what’s it like going out onto the streets of London wearing a Jews for Jesus T shirt handing out tracts and talking to people about Jesus?
My guest today is Jewish … she is an American Jew from San Francisco and is currently working in the Jews for Jesus headquarters there using her skills in the field of creative communications. Still a young woman, she has been through some tough times which, as you will hear have honed her faith and given her a clear understanding of who she is.
This programme is all about telling the stories of both Jewish and Arab believers in Jesus, most of whom live in Israel. However, my guest today, although he is Jewish, is a missionary based in Budapest. His name is Avi Schneider and he is the European Director of Jews for Jesus. He has worked in many Eastern European countries including the former Soviet Union, as he now explains.