This past week was a very important time for HomeJTK as the culmination of many weeks of preparation for our Christmas projects. With all of the 4000 Christmas gift packets having been prepared and packed, it was time to hit the streets to distribute the gifts, and to spread the joy of Christmas, but most importantly, to proclaim the message that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!”
We spent one full day at our Haifa branch, which is strategically located next to a busy junction in Haifa and that also sees a lot of foot traffic, as people walk around this area of Haifa to soak in the Christmas spirit. From morning till evening our team was celebrating on our church porch and in the street out front, to invite children and their parents off the street to join us for some fellowship, dancing, singing, and of course, lovely Christmas presents.
It was a time of celebration, of generosity, as well as a time to demonstrate the love of Jesus practically to hundreds of people in Haifa, both Arabs and Jews alike. During these types of projects we always experience the supernatural grace of God, as well as the presence of the Holy Spirit, as new relationships are formed, as the Gospel message gets shared, and where Home of Jesus the King Church gets a divine opportunity to serve as bridge builders and peacemakers between Israeli Jews and Arabs.
We would like thank all of our partners who contributed towards our Christmas projects. You have most definitely made a difference, and have sown powerful seeds towards revival and renewal in Israel. Thank you so much, and Merry Christmas!