By Anna Popescu
First published at Cataclysm Missions International (CMI) on May 14, 2015
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ONE FOR ISRAEL is an organization utilizing many methods of reaching out to Jews and Arabs with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Today, because of the ongoing and escalating persecution and threats against them, Israelis believe that their lives are more endangered than ever before.
On the streets of Israel, terrorism is a constant.
“Young people generally feel very little hope for the future and are therefore more open to the gospel,” said Tuvya Zaretsky, chairman of the board for the Israel branch of Jews for Jesus.
According to the ONE FOR ISRAEL site, 99% of all Israeli homes are connected to the internet. For every 100 people, there are 122 computers. Israel is the number one country worldwide for time spent online, and social media is abundantly used:
About 97% of all Israelis between the ages of 13-34 have a Facebook account and actively use it.
Here’s another important piece of information. Israel ranks second in the world for how many smart phones are used per person. They spend about 70% of their time surfing the internet on those smart phones.
It is no wonder that ONE FOR ISRAEL is making such a great impact by utilizing the internet to show Israelis that their only hope is to believe in Jesus (Yeshua) as their Savior. Their site tagline reads:
Because the best way to bless Israel is with Yeshua (Jesus)
From the ONE FOR ISRAEL site:
ONE FOR ISRAEL is a ministry-initiative of native-born Israels (Jews & Arabs one in Christ!) on the forefront of high-tech evangelism, proclaiming salvation in Jesus to Israel, raising up leaders and equipping them with the tools they need to transform Israel with the gospel of Messiah! ONE FOR ISRAEL is perhaps the only place in the Middle East where true peace can be found – in Jesus!
ONE FOR ISRAEL in Netanya, Israel has a media center which enables them to broadcast the Good News worldwide. Their facilities also include the only Hebrew-speaking Bible College in Israel (and in the world). They know that there are many ways to share Yeshua with the Israelis and they strive to do this online by:
- Reaching Israelis with the Gospel message.
- Training up the next generation of leaders.
They have also launched several organizations, including I Met Messiah, We Love Israel – Because of Jesus, iGod, and Messiah Project (the English version of the Messiah Project is www.oneforisrael.org/messiah). You can also find a link there to a virtual community for Israelis.
ONE FOR ISRAEL has a newsletter to which you can subscribe, as well as a blog. They broadcast through Radio Agape – Messianic Radio from Israel (Agape.fm) and have a Q & A forum which is accessible through each of their sites.
One of the other great ways they share the Gospel message is through YouTube videos. Israel leads the world in the amount of time spent watching videos on YouTube, so ONE FOR ISRAEL has taken some of the most frequently asked questions from the Q&A forum and turned them into short video clips.
There are so many ways to partner with ONE FOR ISRAEL in using social media to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the Israelis and Arabs that you’ll have no problem finding your best fit. Read more here.