Our teams work across the Bible Lands. Today more than ever, their work is vital. Your support is enabling them to bring the hope-giving message of the Bible, as well as practical aid.
Nashat’s call to prayer
From Jerusalem, Nashat, who shares the gospel with the Palestinians, asks you to pray for all communities and for the restoration of peace.
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Victor, who leads the team in Jerusalem, said in the immediate aftermath of the invasion by Hamas, ‘People are mentally and spiritually devastated. They are in great need of the hope and encouragement that only the word of God can provide.’
Dina, who leads the team in Galilee, had the same determination to show Jesus to people suffering. She said, ‘We need to build a culture of peacemakers and a community of forgivers.’ And Nashat, in the West Bank, said, ‘We want to share Bible Society’s trauma healing programme and reach people with spiritual, social and emotional support.’
Although they serve communities that are in many ways divided from each other, the three Bible Society teams are united in their aims and in their support for each other. Victor has said, ‘We pray for each other, we call each other, especially when there are high tensions. We have a testimony of unity in our ministry.’
Your donations enable a Jesus-centred response to this disaster. Thank you for helping raise over £70,000 to provide Bible resources that will renew the strength of someone experiencing war. Any amount you give shares God’s love through emergency aid and Scripture.
The Bible Society office in Gaza has been damaged during an air strike, while in Tel Aviv a rocket fell 100 metres from the Bible Society shop, also causing considerable damage.
Fighting is focused on Gaza, but the effects of the conflict are being felt throughout the Bible Lands. Mission teams based in Jerusalem and Nazareth are responding with Scripture and practical support, and people in this country who are passionate about Bible mission are right behind them.
The leaders of the Holy Land’s three Bible Society teams are asking for your prayers. Will you pray that they’re able to maintain their amazing Christian witness in a time of war, keeping their eyes fixed on Jesus?