With all that is happening around the globe, Chosen People Ministries still has our eyes fixed on reaching the worldwide Jewish community with the gospel of Messiah. This article shines a spotlight on the continuing efforts of our Israeli staff to share Jesus with His people.
We are now focusing on training Messianic Israeli women who are excited to spread the good news. In Israel, women play a significant role in evangelism. Recently, one of our staff members working with Chosen People Ministries in Israel, shared her excitement over the next generation of Israeli Jewish female believers and their significance in spreading the good news of the Jewish Messiah;
‘Believing in Jesus and living in Israel does not hinder the possibilities for women in ministry; on the contrary, it opens many doors of opportunity. After high school, military service is mandatory for every Israeli, male or female. The countless needs that arise during army service create numerous areas of ministry for female believers.
Some believing women have had the opportunity to become officers in the army and air force or serve in particular areas with high-level commanders. After the mandatory two-year requirement, the IDF has even invited some women to continue their army service. They have boldly shared their faith with others around them without compromising their positions. In some situations, they have been able to train fellow believers to take over their positions once their service is complete.
Like most Israelis, many of these believing women desire to travel after their mandatory army service and get away from Israel for a time to decompress. But instead of choosing just any country to visit, they usually decide to go to places where they can serve the Lord among their fellow (but secular) Israelis. They have spent time in countries like New Zealand, India, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, and many others—all of the most popular places where Israelis tend to travel to seek a time away from Israel.
They have joined and even trained groups traveling specifically to speak to Israeli backpackers. These women serve in hostels, campgrounds, and even coffee shops that Chosen People Ministries has explicitly established for ministry to backpacking Israelis. They often lead small groups and share the gospel in these places.
When these believing women return from their world travels, they often decide to attend university. They view education as necessary for their future, as it gives them the ability to serve, care for others, and work in an unbelieving world. As a result, many of them study at the graduate level and complete degrees in various areas, including clinical psychology, nursing, medicine, biochemistry, physical therapy, social work, archaeology, Jewish history, law, and special education.
Ultimately, they all end up in positions to share their faith and their lives with those around them. It is exciting to see how God is leading this new generation of young women who love the Lord and dedicate their lives to serving Him with all their hearts, minds, and souls.’
Please pray for Chosen People’s worldwide women’s mission amongst Jewish women, that they may come to know God’s wisdom in Jesus.