Zion's Glory Update
June 22 2018
The following is a Zion's Glory prayer update from Eddie and Jackie Santoro in Israel. We encourage you to forward it to whomever you think might be interested in the following information. It is sent out in conjunction with a monthly newsletter. If you are currently not receiving this information and would like to become a regular subscriber, please forward your name, email and address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Faithful Friend,
Another summer season has begun! Schools are getting out this week and the Israeli students are starting their "Chofesh Hagadol" which means their "Big Vacation". And big on our hearts as we enter this season is our appreciation for your ongoing support of Zion's Glory in every way. Your personal love and connection with us, your prayers and your financial support of our work is a great gift that God has given to us. We know that because of your active presence in our lives, we have been fruitful and blessed. So once again, we say a very heartfelt "THANK YOU!" for the important part that you are in our life.
As you know we are in an ongoing health battle. Last week I had an MRI and several days ago we went to see the oncologist to evaluate the results. Unfortunately, the MRI showed that the tumor in my brain is still there and growing. Due to my body's negative reaction to the chemotherapy pills that I had started taking, the doctor recommended a treatment with a biological drug which I will start in one week. This drug is given intravenously twice a month. According to the doctor, this particular treatment is very effective in 60% of the cases.
Ultimately, we know that it is God who is our healer. So please join us in faith as we continue to pray for complete deliverance from this cancer. We are not giving up. The word of God is living and active and it declares that greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world and by His stripes I am healed. I still spend hours a day listening to healing scriptures, we pray alone and we pray with friends and we are confident that even after three years, we will see His victory.
Yesterday, I was in a store getting my phone fixed and the clerk was a young Muslim. We started sharing about who we were and not only was he very interested in hearing about Yeshua but he wanted to read my book! We gave him a copy through the email. Please pray that he is able to read it and that he is touched in his heart. Pray that the words we spoke to him of Yeshua would ignite something new in him.
I am committed to speaking about the Lord with whomever I meet. In the supermarket, gas station, on a walk in our neighbourhood or doing anything at any place, I endeavour to start a conversation and lift up the name of Yeshua. Remember; one plants, another waters but God brings the increase!
Please continue to pray for our monthly outreach meetings in our congregation. Once a month the Revive Israel worship and prayer meeting is held in our congregation meeting hall with whoever wants to participate. After a time of prayer and intercession and worship, they go on the street to share the good news of Yeshua. Please pray that increasing numbers of local believers will participate and that we will begin to see many coming to faith! Yeshua is still a very foreign concept to most and it can be a long and ongoing process as we evangelise and witness to people. We believe that the time is now for Israelis to know the truth of Yeshua and we encourage all our brothers and sisters to step out and to go forth in the truth and power that is resident within us.
Persecution of Believers
Israel is a land where there are complicated political realities. We are very pleased with Netanyahu and his government and the uncompromising stand he takes on the international scene. We are tremendously blessed with the warm relationship between the USA and Israel. The move of the American Embassy to Jerusalem is historic and the stand of the USA against those who want to destroy Israel is also stronger than ever.
On the other side is the reality that to insure the right wing support, the current Israeli governent also must include religious politicians in the coalition and they are often very anti Messianic. The Interior Ministry is controlled by one such party and as a result many Jewish believers have been denied citizenship because they are suspected of being believers in Yeshua. We personally know too many quality individuals who have had their legal right to move to this country be denied. Couples who marry here and where one spouse is a citizen and one is non Jewish must go through a 5 year process in order for the non Jewish partner to obtain citizenship. The Interior Ministry has a history of illegally harassing these couples and prolonging the process, not giving necessary visas and threatening to not give citizenship. As of this date, the situation is becoming increasingly difficult and many of our friends are enduring this harrassment. Please join us in praying that this "anti Messianic" force will be exposed as illegal and that all Jews, no matter what their individual religious beliefs will find Israel a nation open and welcoming to them.
Ahavat Yeshua is planning a weekend in the Golan Heights, July 5th-7th. The last time the congregation did this was three years ago and it was an incredible blessing for everyone who went. Please pray that many would participate, that it would be a refreshing and encouraging "family" time which will bond everyone together with deeper cords of love. The congregation subsidizes a good portion of the cost so many who could never get away are able to enjoy a special time with their natural and spiritual family.
We are very excited that our book is available. We have included at the bottom a summation and contact address and want to encourage everyone to get a copy. We believe that you will be blessed, encouraged and empowered, no matter what your battle may be as you read my story. I have included an introduction to the book and we want to encourage you to send it out to others. We really need your help to get the word out and thank you in advance for your assistance.
Eddie Santoro was excited with all that was going on in his life as pastor of a thriving and growing congregation in the heart of the city of Jerusalem. Feeling fulfilled and full of energy, he and his wife Jackie were thrilled to be spiritual parents - even spiritual grandparents - to so many in these days. Then suddenly, three years ago, deadly cancer exploded in his brain. The doctors declared a certain and quick death. But God declared life! And Eddie not only survived, he was transformed and prepared to overcome the next battle.
LIFTED UP is more than the incredible account of Eddie Santoro's trials and victory over multiple cancers, it is the inspirational testimony of being lifted up and transformed. It is the story of learning how to overcome through the power of love and the Word of God.
In this book, you will discover the truth of this same overcoming power that you can apply in your life. Trials and tribulations are difficult to face, but the authority and power that is ours through our faith and our love of Yeshua knows no boundary. In every situation, Jesus is the victor! As you read and apply these truths, your life will be also be transformed and victory will be yours.
We thank you for helping me spread the news of the availability of the book.
We would also love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to send us a note. We may not always be able to answer each one but your words are always an encouragement to us. To this and everything we mentioned along with all of your needs, we declare, "To God be the Glory". May we pray with one heart, stand in faith and see His wonderful victory in all of our lives.
We send you our love from Zion,
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