Sunday, November 6, 2011

For Such a Time as This

Even though I know very little about politics {I can tell you anything you want to know about changing a diaper though!}, it literally gives me goosebumps to think about where we live and the opportunities we have to influence the Russian-speaking people for the need of the Russian Jews in Israel.  Just read on to see what I mean...

Recently, my kiddos and I were home alone for 8 days while hubby was traveling throughout Ukraine holding Israel and Prophecy Conferences.  His two good friends, one a Ukrainian Jewish pastor, flew in from Israel and the other, a preacher from the States, flew in for these meetings.  In these conferences these three men from three different countries taught the prophecies concerning Israel and what part the church plays in their fulfillment. It is our prayer that the Lord would open the eyes of Christians in Ukraine to the need of Jews and our responsibility to them.

Of the six million Jews in Israel, 25% of them are from the former Soviet Union, most of whom are from Ukraine.  Did you know that? These are first-generation immigrants. Therefore, they still have their Russian/Ukrainian culture, and speak the Russian language. So, the statement “for such a time as this” is very real to us for this generation, because, in time, they will more than likely lose the Russian language in favor of Hebrew.  [And God has allowed us to learn Russian in the last 10 years.]  There are many cities in Israel where more than half of the population is Russian.

Please pray with us for the great need of the Jewish Nation, and in particular the Russian Jewish community. Over 1,000 attended the recent conferences here in Ukraine, with over twenty churches represented during that week of traveling. Some Ukrainian pastors traveled for over two days to attend these conferences.  There is a great interest among Ukrainian Christians to learn more about their responsibility to be friends of Israel.  These recent conferences have sparked that desire in some.  This land that is stained with the blood of Jews for many generations past can become a beacon of hope to this generation of Russian Jews.

It is our humble prayer and desire that the Lord would use us in any way He sees fit to fulfill these great end-time prophecies. The Prophet Jeremiah said that the day would come when the greatest exodus to Israel would not be remembered as the exodus from Egypt, but that it would be said: “The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north….” [Jeremiah 16:15] The land to the north of Israel is the former Soviet Union... our home! 

Do you have goosebumps too?!


  1. Yes, I HAVE goosebumps and will continue to pray!!! And, thank you so much Jolene, for sharing prayer needs from across the globe. It's an honor to be in-prayer with you, my sister in the Lord.

  2. Yes! Israel as a nation needs our prayers, but as individuals without Christ, the people need our prayers even more.

    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    (Acts 4:12 KJV)

  3. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

    We continue to pray for you concering your visa situation.

    Much love,

  4. What a wonderful opportunity. I am sure that the Lord will bless the efforts for His glory, greatly.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Wow!!! That is wonderful/amazing.

    Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25