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The ‘Gospel to all Nations Church’ is a congregation mainly founded by refugees from Eritrea. Eritrea lies on the western shore of the Red Sea, bordering on Sudan and Ethiopia. The government of Eritrea has been ruled by a dictatorial leadership for the last 27 years that has one of the worst human rights records in the world. The government imposed an undefined time of compulsory military national service, and politically you are not able to express your own personal opinion. This is the main reason for the lack of freedom for its citizens. Many Eritreans have migrated to different parts of the globe in search of a safe place for the time being. There are now a considerable number of Muslims living in what was formally a Christian country. Since 2000, there has been no freedom of worship, especially for Pentecostal Christian believers. In 2002, this was our case and we had to flee from our homeland. Almost all migrants from Eritrea are recognised as refugees all over the world - in Europe, USA and Canada. As refugees, we don’t have any status from the government and, as a result, we face some debts from the municipality.
‘Gospel to all Nations Church’ is located in Tel Aviv’s Old City neighbourhood. It was founded by some 15 Eritrean young migrants, of whom I, Pastor Sibhat, am one. In September 2007 I started a home cell group with some others for Bible study for two or three months. As the number of participants and new believers grew fast, we selected four elders and started the regular service. Now the members of the church are mostly Eritreans with some Ethiopians who understand Tigrigna, which is our main language.
Our goal is to reach the unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Messiah. Our main focus is the Eritrean and Ethiopian migrants: Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the LORD worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it (Mark 16:20).
As in every church, God has blessed us with many children. As a result, we have a children’s ministry. They are struggling with our mother language, Tigrigna, which we teach them for two reasons: firstly to show them the way in the Word of God and secondly to keep the mother tongue.
Since September 2007, twice a year on our trip to the Jordan River, we have baptised between 25-30 people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, including many young people. We teach them basic Christian foundations, discipleship and give them basic ministry tools. For the last 11 years God has given us many souls for the sake of His Kingdom. Glory to His Mighty
|Breakthrough in Scripture|
|Introduction to the Feast|
|High Holy Day Readings|
|Israel and the Nations|
|Map of Israel|
|Days of Awe|
|Feast of Trumpets|
|Day of Atonement|
|Feast of Taberacles|
|Day of Prayer for Jerusalem|