December 4, 2017 Amy Reasoner

Hope That Bridges Divides (and How You Can Help Bring that Hope to Israel)

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Here at Eurasia Community, we are passionate about seeing church planting efforts realized among every single people group throughout the vast region of Eurasia.

For our workers in Israel and Palestine, this means working to share the gospel among the varied groups who live there, who, despite their political and cultural differences, all need the hope of Jesus.

These words that Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians seem particularly relevant for the hope our workers are trying to bring to this unique area:

“For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.” (Ephesians 2:14-16)

That’s also why we are particularly excited about an avenue we have to reach across the wide divides between people groups in a small town in Israel.

Through the combined efforts of both the national church and our workers in Israel, there are plans in place to start a preschool and kindergarten in this small town. The school will have the freedom to teach faith-based curriculum to the children who attend there.

In Israel, children are required to begin attending school at the age of three, so the school will meet a felt need for the community, but more importantly, it will open doors for believers there to build relationships in the community and share the saving hope of Jesus with them.

Our workers have said, “[This] project is a door with open possibilities. We believe the Lord has orchestrated this opportunity not only to impact the desperately needy community… but to serve as a catalyst and blueprint for future work throughout Israel and Palestine. “

Can you imagine how powerful it would be to see both Muslim and Jewish families in this small town coming to Jesus through the work of this school? Would you consider giving to help this important project get off the ground?

Thanks so much for being part of this community. With your help, someday, we will see churches planted and souls saved among every people group throughout Eurasia. We couldn’t do this without you.

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