“But those who wait for 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)
The Eagle Project—a united ministry of Return to Zion and Revive Israel—was created to invest in young adults in Israel and abroad, to disciple and equip them for their next steps with the Lord, and to develop the next generation of leaders and servants.
In June 2019, a group of 17 young people from 6 different Israeli congregations, having completed their military service, joined together for a month. We began our physical and spiritual journey in France, where our focus was on UNITY and FAITH. Our French hosts did a great job of planning the week, and they poured out great love upon the young people, who so enjoyed their time there. Each day we began with prayer, discussion and fellowship.
In France we visited historic sites where people were persecuted for their faith. Under great pressure during those hard times, believers experienced God in the most intimate way, saw His hand, and experienced breakthroughs. We also traveled to places where French people risked their own lives to save hundreds of Jews during World War II.
From there we travelled to Norway where we were hosted by generous and hospitable families. God showed us His miraculous creation through mountain hikes, with special times of meditating and communicating with Him in the midst of nature. The group participated in corporate worship and teaching times, and some served the local community for their first time ever with testimonies, teaching and leading worship.
These weeks were a time of drawing near to God. The young people asked questions and received answers without an agenda or a schedule. The Norwegian host families made all this possible through the welcoming environment which they created.
During the last week, the group arrived in Levanger for a huge 5 day young adults encounter conference. This event was full of worship, teaching, prayers and personal revelations.
All in all, we enjoyed a great month, walking as a group on one path with Yeshua in the lead.
I would like to urge every congregation, church and organization to continue to invest in the youth, to be a spiritual family for them and to help them to grow: encouraging them to be filled with His spirit and to live a fruitful life. We know that God has a special calling for the youth; we need them in the body of Messiah—not only in Israel but worldwide.
God continues to bless this project and open new doors. Please stay tuned and pray for us, our team and these beautiful young people—God`s special army.
Eagle Project Manager