Serving in the IDF is not easy. It comes with a host of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges that can severely test and even break a person. For a soldier who believes in Yeshua (Jesus), the challenges can be compounded by the intense feeling of being alone – oftentimes, there is no community of believers on a base, and the soldier discovers he or she is the only one. Surrounded by conflicting values and worldviews, with strong peer pressure to conform and not stand out, they find themselves facing a battle of a different kind: the battle to stay strong in their faith.
With base life isolating them from their homes, congregations, and other believing friends, they decide to give the ways of the world a shot. They walk away from the faith. Others, though not walking away, find it difficult to stay strong, being buffeted by trials and temptations to such a degree that when they leave the army they are on spiritual life support.
ONE FOR ISRAEL’s Soldier Ministry exists as a spiritual armory and training center to support these and all believing soldiers, equipping them to stand strong in their faith and against the spiritual attacks of the enemy. Our aim is nothing less than to raise up generations of Ephesians 6 men and women who are trained to put on the full armor of God, looking to Him as their commander-in-chief and sticking with Him no matter what battles they face. Men and women who leave the army stronger than when they entered it, who don’t merely survive their service, but thrive within it. Men and women who not only maintain their walk with the Lord, but who also seize the opportunity to be His ambassadors to their fellow soldiers.
For any army to succeed, the soldiers need a good, reliable supply chain, the resources to get the job done. For ONE FOR ISRAEL’s Soldier Ministry, we need a good supply chain too. Would you prayerfully consider being part of our supply team, to bless and encourage the believers who are serving their country, to help them stand strong in their faith and be a light and testimony within the IDF?
Your regular or one-time gift designated to ONE FOR ISRAEL’s Soldier Ministry will enable the production of spiritual equipment and resources for our soldiers – weekly videos and devotionals, prepared Bible readings with practical, real-life applications, and regular conferences. It will remind our soldiers that they are not alone, but supported by believers from around the world who stand with them. And ultimately, it will be a blessing not only for them, but will overflow to those they encounter, as they serve the nation of Israel.