We at The Jerusalem Channel and Exploits Ministry are rejoicing at the conclusion of our recent annual intercessory convocation– the Lord has brought us to be watchmen on Jerusalem’s walls for such a strategic time as this.
Delegates who participated in our 11th Watchmen convocation said they felt they were truly in the flow of what the Lord is doing in the region during these momentous times. Delegates came from as far as Australia and the Philippines, Germany, the UK and the USA.
During our January convocation we were privileged to distribute 1,500 Gospel DVDs in Bethlehem’s Manger Square and to welcome many Muslims at the Church of the Nativity along with Dr. Tony Stone of Team Support Ministries. Dr. Stone is also Chairman of Exploits Ministry in the UK. We were blessed by the openness demonstrated to us by Muslims who were visiting the church for Orthodox Christmas Eve, and we connected also with other visitors from the nations, including a large delegation from Indonesia. As always, trumpeter and caroller David Bogenrief accompanied us.
During our convocation inside the sacred Old City walls of Jerusalem, our delegates gave a generous offering and prayed fervently into the return of the Lost Tribes through Michael Freund’s agency that promotes immigration. Two members of the returning B’nei Menashe addressed our group and spoke of the lore amongst their tribe of the “wandering son,” similar to the Prodigal (Lost Son) parable in the New Testament, who would would day return to the Land of Israel. And it’s happening before our very eyes!
We also supported the brave work of the “Vicar of Baghdad,” Canon Andrew White, amongst persecuted Mideast Christians. Andrew addressed our convocation on the first evening emphasising characteristically in 2015, “Don’t take care–take risks!”
During our prayer walk on Jerusalem’s ramparts, we solemnly re-dedicated ourselves to protect Israel and to build the Isaiah 19 Highway.
A theme in recent years in our ministry is, “we have not walked this way before,” and the Biblical phrase came up repeatedly as we found ourselves in a new year bonding more closely with our elder brothers in the faith, the Jewish people.
During an extension tour as far north as the Lebanese border and south near Gaza, we also supported the ongoing emergency services of the Magen David Adom.
Now we invite YOU to pray seriously about joining us 1- 6 April 2015 for our annual Passover convocation and seder in Nazareth, where we will strengthen Israeli Arab soldiers and Father Gabriel Naddaf in prayer as he spearheads a new brave movement among Aramaic Christians and Arabs who support the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) through the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum. For prices and details, email [email protected]
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