The protestors were numerous and passionate. They lined the Hong Kong streets for miles. A human chain snaked its way across the city. In unison, they demanded their freedom.
As I walked alongside these Hong Kongers I was reminded of humanity's collective desire for freedom. To openly express our beliefs. To chart our own course. To hold higher-ups accountable.
Humanity’s longing and need for freedom propels the workers of Life in Messiah. Though freedom from political oppression is important, freedom from slavery to sin and death is more so. Messiah has come in the flesh to deliver us from all the different ways we can be enslaved to sin. Yeshua’s finished work on the cross and the freedom He offers is the message we are proclaiming to Jewish people (and anyone else who will listen!)
Our Hong Kong field is one of the fastest growing at LIFE. They are recruiting and sending teams to Israel as well as reaching Israeli tourists visiting Asia. Hong Kong prayer warriors meet regularly to pray for LIFE staff and the Jewish people. It is exciting to see God at work through our Chinese brothers and sisters. The openness of Jewish people there encourages the team to long for more outreaches and divine encounters.
But our ministry in Hong Kong is just one of our many ministry fields where God is at work through our staff. Throughout the US and also in France, Mexico, Canada, and the Netherlands, our staff continues to share the love and freedom that Jesus gives with their local Jewish communities through church plants, Bible studies, coffee shop ministry, street art, play groups, street evangelism, and internet outreach.
In Argentina, backpacking season is about to begin at a guesthouse run by our staff. It won’t be long until once again hundreds of Israeli backpackers will come to stay at the base of a popular trailhead and will end up experiencing the love of Messiah through hospitality and a place filled with Scripture while hiking and climbing with our staff and volunteers who are eager to share the truth and freedom of the gospel.
Our Israel staff minister to “the least of these” year-round, as they faithfully engage in street ministry in addition to running rehab programs for drug addicts, trafficked women, and homeless in the area. As they share the freedom Yeshua (Jesus) gives from the bondage of sin, they witness lives that are radically changed and chains that are broken. Our staff in Israel is also very involved in growing and encouraging the local body of Messianic believers in the land through church plants and discipleship programs.
As you uphold this ministry in prayer, would you also continue to invest your stewardship of what God has entrusted into your hand? We are thrilled as God leads his servants to partner with us financially.
In anticipation of even more bondage and chains broken in light of the good news of the gospel, will you join us in the mission of sharing freedom found in Yeshua with the Jewish people? Thank you for your consideration. May the Lord continue to bless you and our partnership in the gospel, for the glory of His name!