Hey everyone, my name is Josh, and I graduated last year. As a part of the Summit internship program, I had the opportunity to live in Israel for a few months and bless the people of the nation.
Here’s a little bit of what I encountered:
Seeking refuge, women and children from Sudan & Eritrea travel the sweltering hot desert filled with dangerous animals and soldiers, headed towards Israel. Opening up the doors of their hearts and homes, Messianic Jews on Mt Carmel take them in and care for them. Laying down one’s life for the sake of a refugee is not easy. However, they have committed themselves to being a light to the nations and sharing the love of Yeshua.
The doors of the worship center are opened to Gentiles, like me, who visit. People from different nations and ethnicities, bringing a colorful variety of worship, take time to pray and worship God on Mt. Carmel. My experience in Israel and with God’s chosen people showed me the vast importance of the Gospel being spread. These Messianic Jews were inspiring…they had the freedom to say yes to the will of God, no matter what it meant. Never forgetting the commission Christ gave in that very nation, their work is coming back around full circle. People flock from every nation, desiring to come to the Holy Land to bless the people of Israel.
To say that my walk with Christ has been radically changed would be an understatement. My whole view of what it means to be a child of God and an ambassador of Christ has been flipped. When you say “yes” to the will of God for your life, you can’t help but be changed!