"As true disciples, we are here to serve in God’s army – we are not civilians – and we are being trained to withstand whatever may come."
In a matter-of-fact if not outright positive article, The Jerusalem Post featured a young Messianic man and his siblings from the United States who came to Israel to serve in the IDF.
Today, April 17, 2018, is Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) in Israel, and the nation remembers the 23,646 soldiers who have been killed in battle and 3,134 victims of terrorist attacks.
The Eagle (nesher in Hebrew) Project, which began in 2015, aims to encourage and strengthen young Israeli believers who have recently completed their army service.
Just over a year ago a young soldier’s dreams and aspirations literally exploded out of view obscuring his dreams and his future.
As more and more Israelis are recognizing Yeshua as their Messiah, the number of believing youth is also growing. They grow up in faith and when they come of age, they join the Israeli army and become, quite literally, “watchmen on the walls”.
Matan shares about "Hetzim" (Arrows in Hebrew), a pre-military preparatory program for young people before they are drafted into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)....
Some of us may know him from the Tents of Mercy congregation, some of us see his posts in the Messianic group on Facebook, some of us have heard a song from his album "Bou Elav" [Come to Him]. So who is Eli Haytov?
Yoel writes, "My brother Dan and I serve with an elite unit of combat engineers in the Israel Defense Forces. Given some of the battles we have been involved in, I consider it a miracle we are still alive."
This year, Mark Lampert, a believer who attends a congregation in Beersheba, was one of the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence, given at the President's Residence in Jerusalem. KNI spoke with Lampert to find out more.