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Jerusalem, Israel

Mission Eurasia works in Israel with the Russian-speaking population to train and equip young believers and 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 reach this large Russian-speaking Jewish population, Mission Eurasia has partnered with Living Israel, a local messianic organization, 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 work of Jewish believers who are planting new congregations.

The need for Scripture in Israel is growing yearly as the number of believers 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 biblically-based rehab centers, ministries to Holocaust survivors, and summer Bible camps for children and youth.

Prayer Requests

  • 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 Jesus 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.
School Without Walls graduation in Israel

Report on Ministry in Israel

Read the most recent report on our ministry in Israel:

Living Israel workers

Gleb’s Story

“Before we became believers in Israel, my wife Nastya and I had very different life experiences,” shares Gleb, a young man who accepted Jesus as Messiah at the Living Israel rehabilitation center that Mission Eurasia partners with. “I grew up and went to school in Russia, where I hung out with a bad crowd and started doing drugs when I was very young. On the other hand, Nastya had a stable family in Ukraine, where she studied hard, had a prestigious job and good friends, and was involved in sports.”

“When I moved to Israel, I had already been a drug addict for 15 years, and then I found out that I was HIV-positive. Two years later, Nastya also moved to Israel, where she started using drugs. Not long after, she lost everything: her friends, job, and even her parents. But, in the midst of this darkness, God revealed Himself to us through Living Israel and the witness of faithful believers that we met through the center. God saved and restored us, not only physically, but also spiritually!

“Nastya and I met in Haifa, where we got married. We also have a son, Timothy, who is completely healthy! But, most importantly, we are serving the living God. I am currently helping to lead a School Without Walls group, where we train future leaders to serve the unreached in Israel.”

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