Mission Eurasia works in Israel with the Russian-speaking population to train and equip young Christian leaders for effective ministry.
In the early 1990s, about one million Russian-speaking Jews left the former Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel. It is now estimated that every third Jewish person in Israel speaks Russian, and about 60 percent of them are between the ages of 35 and 50. In order to help Christians reach this large Russian-speaking Jewish population, Mission Eurasia is partnering with Living Israel, a local messianic congregation, to lead a School Without Walls (SWW) leadership and ministry training program.
About 75 percent of the population of Israel is Jewish, ranging from ultra orthodox to secular. Muslim people make up about 17 percent of the population, and this number is growing due to higher birth rates in Muslim communities. Messianic Jews and Christians make up less than two percent of the entire population; however, encouragingly, this number is growing as a result of foreign workers and refugees that are moving to Israel—and the evangelistic work of Christian leaders and church plants.
The need for Scripture in Israel is growing yearly as the number of Christians is increasing and new home churches are forming. And that is why our School Without Walls (SWW) students in Israel are dedicated to bringing specially designed Scripture pieces to their neighbors, along with developing and expanding their many other ministry initiatives, including Christian rehab centers, ministries to Holocaust survivors, and summer Bible camps for children and youth.
- Please pray for peace between the Jewish and Arab people living in Israel and between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
- Please pray for the Russian-speaking Jewish population in Israel to come to know Christ as their true Messiah.
- Please pray for God to continue growing our partnership with Living Israel so that even more unreached people in Israel can hear the Good News.
- Please pray for our SWW students throughout Israel as they share the gospel with the most vulnerable people in their nation.