FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A Holy Convocation in Jerusalem, launching at this year’s Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.
The first Sunday of every October marks the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace Jerusalem. Launched in 2002 by evangelical Christian leaders, Dr. Jack W. Hayford and Bishop Robert Stearns, millions around the world now join in on this annual observance. This year, however, hundreds of millennial evangelicals are not just praying, but they are engaging in a 21 day fast, and then traveling to Jerusalem, many of them for the first time.
Keynote speaker – MK Michael Oren. Joining him will be Rabbi Marc Schneier, former head of the World Jewish Congress. A host of other luminaries and leaders from Israel and around the world are expected to attend.
Robert Stearns, the head organizer of the event, has long been a leading figure in the pro-Israel global community. He leads both Eagles Wings, a New York based organization, and a sister organization in Los Angeles, the Israel-Christian Nexus. “We are hearing a lot of reports about a decline of next generation evangelical support for Israel” Stearns said. “But gatherings like this one are a strong part of the remedy to that. Millennial evangelicals simply need a re-introduction to Israel, not only from a biblical basis, but also from a basis of things which speak to them, like human rights and social justice.”
32 year old Adam Mesa, senior pastor of the 8000 member Abundant Life Worship Center outside Los Angeles, was profoundly impacted by a Stearns journey to Israel. “Israel was very important to my parent’s generation because they witnessed the rebirth of the Jewish State and it fit in with their view of Bible prophecy. For me, I was not very interested in Israel, until I went with the Nexus trip. I was amazed when I went to Israel with Bishop Stearns to learn other facts, such as the reality that Israel is the only nation in the Middle East where the Christian population lives in real security and religious freedom. An awareness and support of Israel is now a part of my daily life and ministry. I feel like my life has been married to Israel.”
“I am proud to be a supporter of the Israel Christian Nexus. Robert Stearns has been a long-time friend of Israel, and is doing important work in bringing our message to a younger evangelical generation.”
~ Adam Milstein, Jewish Leader & Philanthropist
Hundreds are expected to attend the event and are coming from approximately 20 different nations. In preparation, many have been on a 21 day fast, which began on Rosh ha Shana and is scheduled to end on the last day of Succoth.
The main “kick-off” event, The Global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, will be held on Sunday, October 7th at the Tayelet Haas Promenade at 4pm.
This will be broadcast live globally by G-D TV and will take place in churches and congregations around the world that Sunday. G-D TV is one of the largest Christian television networks in the world with millions of viewers.
“I have seen Robert Stearns work for Israel up close.
It is nothing short of transformational. If the Jewish community wants to know the future of Christian Zionism, look to Robert Stearns and Eagles Wings, and get behind him with all your heart and all your soul.”
~ Rabbi Pini Dunner
The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem event, Sunday, October 7, at 4 PM (seating by 3:45), is free and open to the public.
Media kits and interviews will be available on location. Press check-in is at 2:30 pm.
Mrs. Wendy Miller