Programmes 76 – 90

Radio programmes from 76 to 90

Programme 90 – Bishara Deeb (student at NETS)

My guest today, Bishara Deeb, was born and went to school in Nazareth and, several years later, he still lives there with his wife and family. Bishara gave up a successful business to study the Bible at the Nazareth

Evangelical Theological Seminary, or NETS for short. Why? Because he wants to share his faith in the Arab villages surrounding Nazareth.

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Programme 89 – Azar Ajaz and students at NETS

Today I’m taking you to Nazareth which lies to the West of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. Nazareth today is an Arab town and we’re going to visit Dr Azar Ajar, an Arab Christian who is Dean of Students and a lecturer at the Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, or NETS for short. We will also be hearing from some of the students.

This college is the realisation of a dream that Azar had some time ago to train young Arab Christians and prepare them for church leadership in Israel in the future.

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Programme 88 – Patrick (at Beit Nitzachon)

My guest today is Patrick … he was born in Holland into a Jewish family. He has lived in Israel for many years as you will hear, and for most of those years he has been addicted to heroin. When I first met Patrick he looked very

ill … he had just arrived at Beit Nitzachon or the House of Victory – a faith based drug rehab centre in Haifa, northern Israel where the director, Eric Benson is a Christian. The philosophy of Beit Nitzachon is very simple –

prayer. And it works … because when I saw Patrick recently, just 16 months after coming to Beit Nitzachon I didn’t recognise him. He had transformed from somebody at death’s door, to a man who looked fit, bright and happy.

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Programme 87 – Rita

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Programme 86 – Igor (Beit Nitzachon)

My guest today is Igor. Born in Russia, he didn’t discover he was Jewish until he was 16 years old. I met him in Haifa recently, at a drug rehab centre called Beit Nitzachon. He had been there for six months and in that time not only had he recovered from his addiction, but he had also come to know his Messiah, Yeshua.

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Programme 85 – Botrus Mansour

My guest today is Botrus Mansour. He is an Israeli Arab and was born in Nazareth. A qualified lawyer, he has chosen to stay in Nazareth where he is the General Director of the Nazareth Baptist School – one of the most highly regarded schools in Israel and a school where today both Christians and Muslims are educated.

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Programme 84 – Yoyakim Figueras (part 3 of 3)

Today we continue with the story of Yoyakim Figueras, the pastor of a congregation in Arad, in southern Israel, that has experienced much opposition from the orthodox Jews there. In this programme, Yoyakim describes how he has faced these challenges and explains what he believes God is doing in Israel at this time.

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Programme 83 – Yoyakim Figueras (part 2 of 3)

Today we continue with the story of Yoyakim Figueras. Last week we heard how he was born in Israel to a Dutch mother and Spanish father and, along with his four brothers, grew up as an Israeli. After completing his national service in the Israeli army, Yoyakim qualified as a social worker and together with his wife Debbie moved to Beersheva, a city in the Negev desert in the south of Israel, where he worked in a boarding school for disadvantaged children.

In this programme, the second of three that feature Yoyakim’s story, we hear about what happened when he moved to Arad and started a congregation there.

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Programme 82 – Yoyakim Figueras (part 1 of 3)

My guest today was brought up as an Israeli although he is not Jewish. His name is Yoyakim Figueras and today he lives in Arad, a town in the Negev in southern Israel, with his wife and their six children where Yoyakim is the

pastor of a Messianic congregation.

In this programme, the first of three that feature Yoyakim’s story, we hear about his unusual family background.

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Programme 81 – Bassem Adranly

Today we hear from Bassem Adranly, a Palestinian Christian living in Jerusalem who believes it is important for Arab Christians to understand their role in sharing God’s heart for Israel and the Jewish people, and at the same time share the gospel with Muslim people.

I met Bassem in Jerusalem recently … and he began by giving a Christian Arab perspective on the recent upheaval in the Arab world.

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Programme 80 – Ofer Amitai (part 3)

Today we hear once more from Ofer Amitai. An Israeli believer, he is also a Bible teacher and pastor of a congregation in Jerusalem and a leader of the Israel Prayer Centre where they pray to see the Kingdom of God come to Israel and the surrounding Arab nations.

Today he explains why it is so important for the church to seek God’s passion and agenda for Israel – he begins by outlining what that is.

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Programme 79 – Ofer Amitai (part 2)

My guest today is Ofer Amitai, an Israeli believer. He is also the pastor of a congregation in Jerusalem and one of the leaders of the Israel Prayer Centre where they pray to see the Kingdom of God come to Israel and the surrounding Arab nations.

On last week’s programme Ofer shared his own story of coming to faith and his understanding of Israel’s place in God’s plan in bringing salvation to the nations as described in the Bible.

Today, he reports on the growth he has seen in the Body of believers living in Israel … he also describes why it is important for Christians to take note of what is happening.

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Programme 78 – Ofer Amitai (part 1)

For the next three weeks, my guest is Ofer Amitai. An Israeli believer, he is also the pastor of a congregation in Jerusalem and one of the leaders of the Israel Prayer Centre where they pray to see the Kingdom of God come to Israel and the surrounding Arab nations. Today Ofer tells his story.

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Programme 77 – Zvi Randelman

The Olive Tree – the programme that introduces you to some of the believers living in Israel today – both Jews and Palestinians. We hear so much about trouble in the region, but despite this, there are many wonderful stories of reconciliation – man with God and man with man, that deserve to be told, and that’s the purpose of this programme.

My guest today is Zvi Randelman. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and family. He is the pastor of a Messianic congregation and he runs a drug rehab centre called Beit HaYeshua. I met Zvi recently in Jerusalem and he told me his story.

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Programme 76 – Marianna

It’s well known that Israeli Jews come from many different backgrounds. One of the largest groups to emigrate to Israel have come from the former Soviet Union and my guest today is one such person. Originally from St Petersburg, Marianna came to Israel almost 15 years ago. Her father is a poet and writer. Her mother is a theatre director. The family is Jewish but not religious so Marianna grew up in a communist country in a secular environment. At the age of 18 something happened to Marianna and she started to believe that God exists. When we met recently in Netanya, a town in Israel, she told me what happened.

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