Eitan writes, "Our conference was held in the shadow of Mt. Tabor, which some believe was the Mount of Transfiguration. In the cool of each evening we gathered under the stars, led in praise and worship by the teens themselves."
The only Messianic day school in Jerusalem, Makor HaTikvah, recently attended the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition. The team of Messianic believers completed an amazing comeback to go from 24th place to 5th place to make the finals!
Eitan writes, "Knowing that an initial declaration of faith must be followed by a walk of devoted discipleship, we took as our theme Yeshua’s enduring invitation, "Follow me"."
Eitan writes, "Yeshua's transforming power has been on wonderful display consistently over many years during these Messianic youth camps. Again, this summer, we will be gathering teens from all over Israel..."
A new and encouraging phenomenon is taking place among Messianic young people in Israel: Israeli students who are believers are openly sharing about their faith in Yeshua at their schools. This sort of boldness seems to have been unprecedented until now.
Eitan writes, "This phase of life that we call “the teenage years” is challenging in any 21st century culture–with its waves of sewage instantly available on every smartphone – but especially now for youth trying to live as disciples of Yeshua."
For most, the teen years are not easy. It is a time of rapid change, an emotional and physical roller coaster. My heart goes...
The Elav 2015 Israeli Youth and Young Adult Conference took place from July 8-10, 2015 in Jerusalem. See video archives of the event.