The eternal reward always outweighs the temporal sacrifice.Sometimes all what it takes is a little kindness, to remind us how much Godcares.Thank you for your big hearts. Your love, prayers and gifts make a bigdifference.Rejoice reaping the good harvest with us.
Impressions and Start of the Prison Visits 2017
Thu , 2-2-2017 by Aaron und Tobias 2089 views
Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies. Hebrews 13:3 (NLT)
The bonds of the prison could not submerge the love of God in our hearts. The power of HIS Holy Spirit releases the way in front of us to announce HIS Good News of Salvation by HIS Son, Jesus-Christ
We lead the prisoners to hope; to trust the Lord; to live waiting for the real dawn in their life. This is the dawn of their spiritual salvation and the regeneration of their lives by the advent of Christ and also dawn of their physical release from the prison bonds, fruit of their hope and faith in our almighty God
By this faith and knowing how important and soul lifting it is for a prisoner to have and to read the Bible in his own mother tongue, we went in, holding Bibles in ten different languages.
The Lord so far opened the doors of 8 prisons in front of us. Inside, grateful for your financial support, we bought a bag full of sweet & salty snacks for each inmate who has a Christian background according to the permission we have from prison authorities, of who we can meet with. We took time for worship at the sound of a trumpet and a guitar that our volunteers played. Then Anis shared from the Word of God and in the end most of the inmates who joined repeated after us the prayer of repentance and asked Jesus into their hearts and lives.
“If the Son sets you free, you will really be free.” John 8:36
Usually, we go in as a group of 7 to 9 except for the prison for foreign workers whose number is above 130 persons, then there will be around 12 of us. We take time for prayer before we go into each prison premises and we walk knowing that the Lord has gone before us and prepared their hearts. We are on fire to speak and sing in front of so many inmates as well as in front of one as the Lord sent once.
“Not by might, not by power but by My Spirit says the Lord” Zechariah 4:6
His Spirit enabled us to see overflowing joy in the eyes of people who were bind by their sins, heavy past, oppression and thoughts of revenge. We could see hard and bitter faces coming to life, and right away standing and giving their heartbreaking testimonies.
We are all washed by HIS pure blood
Praise be to our Lord for the miracles that He has done and will continue to do as we visit the other 12-15 prisons until end of March. Your prayers lift us up and we appreciate you for standing alongside all of us through these visits and all through the year as we follow up with them and their families.
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Sat , 17-11-2018 62 views
Dear Prayer warriors“If the Son sets you free then you are really Free” Visiting inmates with a group of committed people who come with faith and trust that Jesus died for these inmates as well. And those who accept HIM are given authority to be “The Children of God”
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Much happened during the prison visits in December and January - here is an update from Anis and Nawal
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During the Christmas Season, a team of HOL volunteers visits around 21 prisons in Israel to meet, talk and pray with convicts of christian backgrounds, to sing songs and distribute little Christmas presents.
Tue , 3-11-2015 1661 views
Going up to the Northern side of Sea of Galilee, one can pass by two very large areas, beautifully designed & built. Very clean and attractive sites. There’s a chance of thinking: “It’s a very nice holiday village that lies at the foot of a beautiful mountain, so near to the lake and to Mount Arable, we might check possibility of staying there for our next conference.