Below are current prayer requests from our ministry team in the Galilee.
Saleem and Andera Hanna - Nazareth
The Lord Jesus is risen, truly He is.
The passion week in our church in Tur'an was very blessed with the services we had and the activities proclaiming that He is risen and His resurrection is our victory. Please pray for encouragement and determination for the Tur'an church congregation and for commitment for the new people who attended, and for spiritual growth.
Also, pray for our team and their families - pray for divine wisdom as we answer the questions and needs of the people; for guidance how to show the love of Jesus to them, and for protection from our enemy.
Please continue to pray for the finances of the ministry on the American side and on our Arab Israeli side.
Hani and Shifa Billan - Cana of Galilee
We praise the Lord for His amazing gift of love through His death and resurrection. Following the wonderful time we had over Easter as a church we will be having a conference on the 3rd - 4th of May. Please pray for protection during our travels and for a blessed time of fellowship together.
Also, upon our return from the conference we will begin the preparations for the various summer ministry opportunities. We will have the annual VBS, which is the longest running VBS in the Galilee. Pray that God will guide our hearts and give us His grace to be able to do everything that He leads us into with joy.
Ibrahim and Ekhlas Sadran - Cana of Galilee
God is good! Ministry poses many challenges but what a joy to see the fruit after working so hard. All glory to God. Please pray for the young people we minister to. They are about 25 young men and women who have grown strongly in their faith and seek every opportunity to serve the Lord. We can only praise the Lord for the work that He’s done in their lives.
Also pray for us as a family to be healthy. We are currently facing some physical pain and we trust that the Great Physician can heal us; we have the faith. Despite that, we continue our weekly follow up ministry and are currently preparing some of them for baptism. Please keep us and them in your prayers that this step of obedience will bring joy and glory to God.
Hanna and Lina Eid - Eilabun
We thank the Lord for His faithfulness with us and for the growth He is bringing to His church in Eilabun. We are seeing new people attend the church weekly, and we are witnessing single young men and women take their first steps towards forming families. Last week I officiated the engagement of a young couple in the church, and next week I’m officiating yet another engagement of two other church members. This brings such joy to our hearts to see the God’s family grow in the form of families!
Please pray for these two couples and for their relationships. Pray that their homes will be built on the foundations of Jesus and the word, and that whole future households will worship the Lord.
Bshara and Randa Khazen - Beine
Pastoring two churches has been a fun challenge. We have seen the Lord do amazing things in both Be’ine and Rameh and we look forward for what is to come. Please keep us in your prayers this time of the year as it will be very busy and full of ministry. Pray that we will stay healthy, that we will remain strong in Him and that the Lord will be glorified in all that we do. Our hearts' desire is to see both churches grow and be a true testimony of God’s love to both villages.
Elias and Rose Obeid - Tura'an
We give thanks to God for the work He’s done at the Mother’s Day Celebration. We are currently following up with new women and new families that came to the Lord. Our hearts are filled with joy as we see families we follow up with make a decision to not only follow the Lord, but also come to church weekly. Please pray for us for strength to continue with the follow up. For people to hear the Word, to accept it and grow in their love for the Lord.