One of our Israeli missionaries who is currently studying at Moody Bible Institute had the amazing opportunity to get connected to the Consul General of Israel in Chicago. There were three different events where he had the opportunity to talk with him and his team. First, our staff member, who served in the Israeli military, was invited to the memorial for Israel’s fallen soldiers that was held in Chicago.
The second event was during the Israeli Independence Day celebration, where he was invited to celebrate Israel’s seventy-fourth Yom Huledet (birthday). Our missionary was able to make some great connections with the leaders of the Jewish community around Chicago. The third event was a seminar where three speakers presented on the Abraham Accords, the recent normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco.
After this last event, he had a private meeting with the team that works on cultural affairs with the Israeli consulate in Chicago. Our missionary shared some of his testimony with the team and his vision for Moody Bible Institute to be connected to the Jewish roots of their faith and, of course, to show support to Israel. He felt the time with them was very fruitful, and they agreed to do some events together at the school. As you can imagine, it is a huge step to have officials from the Israeli government come and speak in front of the students!