NEWS PROVIDED BY
Dec. 18, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 18, 2023 /Christian
Newswire/ -- A group of more than a dozen influential pastors from
America, Canada, and the United Kingdom, led by Bishop Robert Stearns and
Eagles' Wings, returned to their home countries on Friday after a powerful
4-day Mission of Solidarity with the Jewish state.
It was the first known Christian Pastors
Solidarity Mission to Israel since the atrocities that took place on October
During the timely mission, the group of
leaders had the opportunity to see first-hand the devastation that the
Jewish people experienced in the attacks unleashed against them two months
ago. During a visit to Kibbutz Kfar Aza in southern Israel, just a few miles
from the Gaza border, the group saw the ransacked homes of the community
that was brutally destroyed by Hamas. Escorted by IDF officers, they spoke
with family members of hostages who are still being held in Gaza.
In addition, the group visited the city of
Sderot, another site of the October 7th attacks, speaking with Mayor Alon
Davidi about the grave challenges their community is still facing.
The pastors also met with Ambassador Danny
Danon, a member of Knesset and the former representative of Israel to the
UN, expressing the support and prayers of Christians around the world for
the State of Israel in this difficult period of time.
The group brought significant donations for
humanitarian assistance, which were given to key efforts in Israel --
supporting displaced Israeli families, strengthening the work of emergency
medical responders, and providing food supplies to soldiers on the
frontlines and those in need through the Abraham's Bread Feeding Centers.
"There are absolutely no words for the
horrors against Israel that we are now witnesses of after this trip. It is
time for Christians to courageously stand with Israel like never before.
‘Never again' is now," Bishop Stearns said.
The pastors who attended were bolstered in
their determination to garner support from their constituents on behalf of
Israel in the days to come.
Despite the ongoing war, Pastor Juan Rivera
of Victory Church in Youngtown, Ohio, is already continuing plans to return
to Israel with members of his congregation in 2024. He added, "As soon as
the doors open for tours back in Israel, one of the greatest things that we
can do in this critical moment is to stand with Israel by taking this trip
of a lifetime."
This Pastors Mission will stand as an
unequivocal statement of solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people. It is
also an extension of the urgent work of Eagles' Wings and the Israel
Christian Nexus to train the Christian church worldwide on the vital and
moral imperative of standing with Israel and against antisemitism and
Wings is a global movement advancing three strategic mandates: actively
praying and working for a just and lasting peace for Jerusalem and all her
inhabitants, renewing spiritual community, and building bridges of
friendship across cultural divides.
Learn more at www.eagleswings.org
SOURCE Eagles' Wings
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