Back to Jerusalem 2010

Held in early July, volunteers came from all over the world for the Back to Jerusalem conference. Once again Christ was preached as crucified, buried, risen and coming again.

Committed and passionate believers came from local communities and churches from North America, Sudan, South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and as far as Peru.

The main theme of the Conference was "The Church from Jerusalem to Samaria." Rev. Dikran Salbashian, pastor of the New Life Church "Assemblies of God "in Amman - Jordan, gave powerful messages on how the Church should recognize its purpose of existence and how to move from Jerusalem to the un reached areas.

Twice, Campus Crusade for Christ President Steve Douglass inspired the audience to be bold, to trust God, and to let Him do the work. More than 330 pastors and Church leaders participated in the conference from the majority of the Evangelical churches in Israel and the Palestinian territories including 100 internationals. Then scores of volunteers fanned out with materials to non-Christian neighborhoods, first in Jerusalem, then Immediately after the conference, the international participants were assign to go to work in different cities and villages along side with local churches in the outreach to preach Jesus Christ to others in the cities of Nazareth, Haifa, Akko, Kfar Yassif, Shefamer, the villages of Upper and western Galilee, I'billin, Eilabun, Maghar, Jaffa of Nazareth, Reineh, Upper Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Arad, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and the Sudanese settlements of Tel Aviv.

More than 23.000 packets where distributed. Each packet contained the classic "JESUS" film, "Magdalena: Released from Shame" (based on the film "JESUS"), the New Palestinian Arabic translation of "The Story of Jesus for Children," and other evangelistic materials—all in the peoples' heart language. Door to door evangelism resulted in scores of people receiving Christ. One small church in the city of Haifa indicated that its number has grown 100% as a result of the outreach.

Young people were especially open to learn about Jesus. One 17-year-old, non-Christian girl heard about Back to Jerusalem, and contacted the project through the Internet. She telephoned saying she wanted a DVD of "JESUS." A worker delivered the DVD in person. Her entire family gave their life to Christ.

In the Medical outreach clinics, the doctors treat over 250 patients, mainly from southern Sudan and DarFur. Over 300 boxes of food were giving out to refugees families. New converts started to attend the Sudanese Church in Tel Aviv as a result.

Different outreaches where held for children in Jerusalem and Nazareth in addition to film showings.


More Links:
http://en.linga.org/christian-news-in-the-holy-land/article-341.html
http://www.jesusfilm.org/updates/100921


Photos from Back to Jerusalem 2010