LIVING STONES on University Campuses “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16)

Christmas Newsletter 2017


Reaching Students with the Message of Life & Hope 

 

During Christmas season, the Arab Christian Students in FCSI are celebrating in a unique way. They want to share God’s love with all their friends and talk about the true meaning of Christmas,

  ” Emmanuel, God is with us”   


We opened this season with a series of outreach events in different campuses in the land. God blessed us with a great offer of a famous actress, a committed Christian herself, to write a stand-up comedy routine with a Christian message and present it at our Christmas events. 
For our first event, at Haifa University on December 11th, students performed Christmas songs followed with the stand-up comedy and then one of our students leaders shared about searching for the true happiness and finding it in a true relationship with the God who came in flesh and offered His love for us. Over 130 students attended the event, students from various backgrounds, Muslims, nominal Christians, agnostics and atheists. Some students stayed longer and asked questions about God, while others showed interest in joining our weekly students meeting and to study the bible with our students. Pray for a good follow-up!

Our second event was held at the Technion Institute in Haifa on December 13th.  Again, the student group arranged the event with Christmas songs performed by students from the group, the stand-up comedy, and concluded with a strong message from one of the students leaders who shared about the true meaning of life that we can only experience in a relationship with a God who spoke to us in different ways and when the proper time had fully come sent His Son, the Word of Life who existed from the beginning. Over 200 students attended, many of them were the same atheist students that used to attend the lectures we held on “Evidence about God’s Existence”. Also, there were students from Muslim and various other backgrounds.  We felt the presence of God in the room, the students were fully concentrated. Some of them even came and told us that they will start attending the students meeting (which we shared about with you in our previous newsletter). Please pray for a strong and fruitful follow-ups; we see God’s hand moving among the students in a marvelous way that we didn’t experience before!

Our third Event was suppose to take place at Ort Braude college in the North was unfortunately cancelled since we were not given a permission by the college management. Please pray for us to be able to get the permissions we need at this college for later events. The students were so disappointed, but they trust God and they are still sharing the Gospel with their friends at the college.  

The last event will take place at Tel Aviv University during the first week of January. We are still working on getting the permission from the university. Please pray for favor in the eyes of the university officials.


As we celebrate God’s work in the midst of us and remember His deep love for us this season, we give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers. 
Thank you for your friendship and partnership, for being so faithful to us in your prayers and support. 

May the ” God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints”. Ephesians 1:15-18

We would appreciate your prayers for these issues:

  • Student groups to be real salt and light in campuses
  • We would be able to have good follow ups after these events
  • FCSI financial situation and the deficit of about 10,000$ 

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