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News Briefs with God. Using Romans Road, Isaiah 53, John 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 he explained the Gospel in clear terms and as a result five campers committed their lives to the Lord for the first time, and several recommitted their lives to Him. These campers made an eternal kesher—connection—that will last for eternity. May the Lord’s name be praised! TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MISSIONARIES TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE This summer was filled with accomplishments for our Charles L. Feinberg Center students (in Brooklyn, NY). Not only did several complete another year of training, but they also were involved in front-line ministry with Jewish people. One student in particular has truly enjoyed Jewish History this term. He wrote recently, “This has been one of the best courses I’ve ever had since I first enrolled in the Feinberg program in 2013. Learning the detailed history of the plight of the Jewish people will make me a much more empathetic communicator as I share the Gospel with them.” Our goal is not just academic knowledge but better communication skills. Hardly a week goes by without our students having serious conversations with Jewish people who need to know their Messiah. The same student is enrolled in a course at the local Jewish Community Center. He has developed a friendship with a young Jewish man who is asking questions. Please pray for our students as they tackle a new year of training, and pray for the people who they encounter in their fieldwork and regular lives! To learn more about the Master of Divinity program offered at the Feinberg Center, please visit www.feinbergcenter.com. *name has been changed ARCHAEOLOGY, ISRAEL AND THE GOSPEL Recently, staff member Raleigh M. was in Israel visiting the Temple Mount Sifting Project. Visitors are allowed to help with the dig and it is always a fantastic experience. Raleigh was able to witness to the archeologist who was helping them sift through finds at the dig site. The woman was very open with many questions about the New Testament and wanted hard evidence on why Raleigh, a Jew, believed that Yeshua is the Messiah. He was able to point her to several passages in Isaiah and Daniel. The conversation intrigued her and, although she was skeptical, promised she would study the passages they discussed, namely Isaiah 52-53 and Daniel 9. Additionally, this archaeologist was able to hear about just how Jewish the New Testament is, having been written by Jewish believers in Yeshua. Please pray for this archeologist in Jerusalem as she seeks the truth! FAITH DECISIONS AT CAMP KESHER Fifty-five campers and twenty-four staff converged in Hartfield, Virginia for Camp Kesher 2016. Kesher means “connection” and that is exactly what happened. The campers and staff connected with each other, but most important, they connected with the Lord. The theme for the week was the Book of Nehemiah where we explored Nehemiah’s heart for the Lord, his heart for prayer, his heart for the Jewish people, his Godly character, his ability to overcome adversity and keep his priorities in check, his submission to leadership, and his own abilities as a leader. One of the camp directors spoke at the last session and summed up the Book of Nehemiah. Afterwards, he directed the message to his personal relationship MINISTRY IN ACTION Our Jerusalem Messianic Center was bustling with events this summer. Staff member, David Sedaca, was in Israel and was so impressed to see the flurry of ministry activities there. He said, “There was a Bible study led by our missionary Eugene, who told us that an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor had just become a believer! There was a team of volunteers, two from Ukraine and one from Germany, who were preparing everything needed for taking children to a one-week camp in Poland. In another room, our missionary Maxim was working with a different group of volunteers preparing boxes of basic necessities to give to Holocaust survivors who live alone in southern Israel. As secretary of our mission in Israel, I regularly read the reports of the various ministries that we are carrying out. It is one thing to receive the reports and another thing to actually see our ministry in action.” September 2016 7


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