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“ ...for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14b).
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The attendees share a deep desire for Jewish people to know
the Messiah. We hope to continue Muchan and have already
started praying and planning for the next one in 2020.
Autumn, one of our Feinberg student missionaries, writes,
“I am happy that there was an intentional plan to
strengthen and encourage young adults toward their unique
purpose and place in the wider Messianic community.”
Another attendee, Abe, commented,
“What amazes me most is the Roman connection to the
Jewish people. Walking through the Jewish ghetto and
trying to imagine what it was like for the Jewish people,
I was reminded of God’s promises to them, as God
preserved them through hardship and persecution.”
And Charlotte, from Florida, noted,
“It was inspiring to see the global vision for God’s chosen
people and hear the encouraging testimonies of what the
next generation is doing to advance the kingdom. I look
forward to the next Muchan conference!
Muchan gives both the participants and our leadership a sense
of hope for the future of the Messianic Jewish community
worldwide. Muchan makes it evident that the Lord is always
doing a tremendous work among His people.
Ministry To University Students
The college campus is one of the best places to engage Jewish
students with the gospel. Students are more open-minded as
they are often away from their parents, extended family,
friends, and their local Jewish community. Jewish young
adults are generally taught not to believe in Jesus but are often
willing to talk about Him in a
college environment, as they are
usually open to new ideas.
We encourage and provide
training and resources for
campus ministries, local
churches, and Messianic
congregations near universities.
We encourage them to offer
guidance, warm fellowship, a
home-cooked meal, and lots of
love! We also try to motivate
Christian students on campus
to share the gospel with their fellow Jewish students.
Unfortunately, antisemitism is also on the rise on many
college campuses in North America. Opposing the blight of
antisemitism offers Christian students an opportunity to show
solidarity with Jewish classmates, and to let them know that
true believers love the Jewish people and detest antisemitism.
This is a great testimony to Jewish students.
We currently have campus outreaches in New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and in many other cities. We also
offer some very creative and exciting ways to engage collegeage
This year, there is a brand new opportunity, which we are
calling the House of Living Waters. It is a wonderful
opportunity for young people between the ages of eighteen
and thirty to serve Jewish university students at New York
University—the campus with the largest number of Jewish
students in the New York area.
Participants will receive free housing and a stipend for their
ministry work as part of the House of Living Waters. During the
course of a year, participants will reach out to Jewish university
students and train believers on campus to share the gospel with
their many Jewish friends and fellow students. There is still time
to submit an application. For more information, or to apply, visit
chosenpeople.com/houseof livingwaters, or pass this
information along to a young adult you think would have an
interest in this new ministry.
Our summer ministries in Israel provide short-term
opportunities to travel throughout the land of Israel and see
the Scriptures come to life as the gospel is shared with Israelis.
There is something profoundly palpable about standing in the
very places where Jesus and his early followers stood. The idea
was born when a Chosen People Ministries staff member
recognized that young adults could greatly benefit from
having the opportunity to walk and serve in the footsteps of
Jesus. Several hundred young adults have made the trip with
Chosen People Ministries.
One of our first participants, Kayla, told us this about her
“It was amazing to actually be in a place where Jesus
walked, talked, cried and prayed. I will never read the
Bible the same way again. It really opened my eyes to
the culture of the people during the time of Jesus. I now
understand so much better.”
Just recently we heard from Kayla again, and she had this to
add about her trip from years ago—
I went on this trip nineteen years ago, and it still
impacts my life to this day! The Bible came alive and
opened my eyes to things I never could imagine.
Interacting with the local Israelis was so eye opening as
well. It gave me a new understanding of this country
and the people God loves so much! And gave me a love
for it too!
This is exactly what we hope for those who serve on our Israel
teams, and we pray that there will be many others like Kayla
who will make the journey to Israel with us this summer and
return home to pass on their love for God, His Word, and the