When 20 people were baptized on November 20, 2010, it was a day of celebration for Adventists in Israel. According to Richard Elofer, about 1,000 Sudanese cross the border from Egypt into Israel every day. To meet the spiritual needs of this immigrant group, an Adventist church was planted in Arad one year ago by Global Mission pioneers.
“This special Sabbath was a day of joy for them and for us,” says Elofer. “Praise the Lord!”
Courtesy of tedNEWS and Richard Elofer, director of the World Jewish-Adventist Friendship Center in Israel.
When a group of motivated women complete the leadership classes under Women’s Ministries, they spring right into action. Recently one group of nine women plus one supportive husband traveled to a sister church in China to train leaders in the techniques of friendship evangelism earlier this year. Interactive sessions on physical exercise, massage, vegan cooking classes, and facials were taught.
In the evenings the women presented evangelistic sermons. Each night 30-50 people responded to an altar call. The church leaders followed up on more than 100 Bible studies. Within weeks 70 people gave their hearts to Jesus and were baptized.
Courtesy of Sally Lam-Phoon, Women’s Ministries Director, Northern Asia-Pacific Division.
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One day while Rajah was holding a Bible study, a mob approached his house, brandishing sticks and swords.