Shalom Dear Friends,
When young Israelis finish their mandatory army service, they are often physically and emotionally drained and left with a deep need for uplifting and renewal. For this reason Evgeni Stanukevich (young adult pastor), and Leon Mazin (senior pastor) started the Nesher Project. Nesher means eagle, and they want to help these young adults “mount up with wings like eagles” (Isaiah 40:31).
The project was first launched in 2014, and it has been a great success. It has grown in both number and strategy, gradually refining the way in which to simultaneously encourage and train these young men and women. All this began in their own Haifa congregation, Return to Zion. Now it is becoming a national ministry, serving all of the eight Tikkun congregations and beyond.
The inspiration and direction for this program comes from these two verses:
“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) “I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one.” (I John 2:14)
The Nesher Project focuses on renewing the faith of young believers after their military service, on discipleship, on fellowship among congregations, on service, and on bearing fruit – both individually and collectively. Participants meet once a week for several hours. Different teachers from Tikkun congregations come and minister to them.
Once a year there is a month long trip to Norway. While there, the young team members participate in a number of activities with local believers including Bible studies, quiet times, fellowship and nature outings. Quiet times are led by the Israeli staff and theological lessons are led by both Israeli and local leadership.
Altogether this program costs $70,000 a year. Would you like to stand with Israel by helping these young people? If so, please write “Nesher Project” on the response card and send in your gift. Or just click here to partner online.
Thank you so much!
We so value your partnership. Together, we will see powerful young men and women raised up in Israel! Until all Israel is saved,
CEO – Tikkun International
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