Report From Rome:
Israel staff member Rachel says, “Thank you for your prayers for our recent young adults’ conference that we had in Rome called Muchan (“Ready” in Hebrew)!” There are so many answers to prayer for this event. Chosen People Ministries holds these conferences for Messianic young adults every two years in a European city with significant Jewish history (past sites have included Berlin, Paris, Madrid, and Prague).
There were one hundred fifty-three young Jewish and Gentile believers from ten different countries who attended this year’s conference. These men and women brought stories of how the Lord has been moving in their lives and communities, all with the desire and hope to see Jewish people come into a saving relationship with their Messiah. As Rachel was in Rome, the thought crossed her mind that this gathering may have very well have been the largest gathering of Messianic believers in Rome for many centuries…even to the time of Paul!
Rachel and the group went to the Colosseum and felt the prayers of the Christian martyrs and the tears of the Jewish slaves who built it after they were captured from Jerusalem. Next to the Colosseum, there stands the Arch of Titus at the Roman Forum, which depicts Roman soldiers marching back with the golden menorah taken from the Temple in Jerusalem.
The Muchan conference inspired many young men and women to serve the Lord and share the gospel with Jewish people with more fervor than ever before!