Messianic Jews meet with leaders

The visiting family of messianic Jews from Israel met business leaders and ministers yesterday morning to share the Gospel.

Pastor Avi Mizrachi, his wife Pastor Chaya, daughter Or El and nephew Eden arrived in Samoa last week on the invitation of Reverend Nu’uausala Siaosi of the Apia Protestant Church. 

Reverend Nu’uausala is the Chairman of Prayer for Israel Samoa (P.F.I.S.) and invited the family in an effort to strengthen the relationship between Israel and Samoa.

Mr. and Mrs. Mizrachi gave separate sermons to groups of men and women from government and the private sector.

Or El joined her mother in ministering to the group of women, accompanied by her guitar. She found being in Samoa amazing and even visited Savaii.

“The people are amazing and really sweet,” she said.

“The food was amazing because it’s really different and I am trying new things.”

Or El said the meeting was about encouraging the women to be who they are.

Everyone needs encouragement, she said, no matter who you are or what you’ve learned.

“You need to stand in relationship with the Lord and at the courage to step up and do what you were called to do.”

Or El said the family is enjoying building relationships with people in Samoa and hopes to get people excited to have more passionate relationships with God.

She also wanted to help build a bridge between Samoa and Israel. At the end of their sermons, Mr. and Mrs. Mizrachi opened the floor to questions from the audience.

Of particular interest to the audience were questions about the current state of affairs in Israel and the challenges of evangelical Christianity in a modern world.

Both pastors encouraged their audience to visit Israel.

Mr. Mizrachi said when people walk the streets of Israel, they feel changed.

“The Word of God will feel alive to you,” he said.

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