These days we are traveling to Turkey to attend an annual underground reconciliation conference between Israeli and Arab believers from the Middle East.
Because of security reason, the conference is kept low key to protect the brothers coming from Muslim countries where they are heavily persecuted for their faith, even more so if they are discovered to have attend a conference with Israelis.
It is no secret the situation with Christians in the Middle East is highly troublesome. During the 20th century more Christians have been persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith than in all of history. The numbers are staggering, but the individual and collective stories are heartbreaking. We are all seeing the gruesome images circulating the media of ISIS brutally slaughtering people, especially Christians.
For four days we are gathering together with our fellow Christian Arab brothers to pray for one another, to worship, share testimonies, encourage and fellowship together, to build a bridge of reconciliation and unity in the body between Jew & Arab.
Every conference is packed with amazing time of sharing and powerful testimonies that touch us all deeply. Make sure to follow our next newsletter for update and stories you will not hear on the news of what is really going on with Christians in the Middle East.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.