Bringing the Gospel to the Lost Sheep of Israel
As we enter the final two months to receive offerings towards our Mission Goal, we find several grants that remain unfunded. We pray that the Lord of the harvest would move mission-minded servants to come forward with contributions by March 31, 2017 so that all grants chosen by district delegates at the 2015 Des Moines Convention will be completely funded.
There is one particular one on my mind. “Bringing the Gospel to the Lost Sheep of Israel – Apple of His Eye (AOHE) Mission Society.” AOHE is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). This is their mission statement: The Apple of His Eye Mission Society exists to boldly declare Y’shua as the Messiah and urgently equip God’s people to do the same. We are passionate about telling Jewish people and gentiles that Jesus is the promised Messiah. May the Lord, by His Spirit, move them into a life of faith.
This grant is an exciting opportunity. It will provide funds to establish the first mission outreach and church planting ministry for the LCMS in Israel. The strategy includes the training of Messianic Jews living in Israel to become leaders and pastors along with the establishment of Lutheran churches. The first ministry for the LCMS in Israel! LWML has led the way in financing mission “firsts” throughout its 75 year history. Here is another opportunity to bring the word that Christ is the promised Messiah of Israel. The apostle Paul writes to his listeners in Romans 10:1 NIV, Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
Pray for this ministry. Read about it at www.lwml.org/mission-grant-14. Send your offering for it before March 31, 2017 to your district treasurer or financial secretary so that it can be sent by March 31 for this grant and the others that remain to be funded completely.
Serving with you!