‘The Last Stop’ – The Story of Aviv Ministry // Israel, Drug Addiction

Dear Friends,

‘The Last Stop’ is a film about the works of Aviv Ministry in one of the most hopeless area’s in Israel. Where once was a bus station, now there is a place of prostitution, drug abuse, homelessness and refugees. With a soup kitchen close to the old bus station and a rehab centre in Beer-Sheva, Aviv Ministries aims to help those who can’t help themselves.

About Aviv Ministry

Drug addiction has penetrated all groups of Israeli society, but those we meet in Tel-Aviv are mostly immigrants from the former Soviet Union, aged 20 to 40. Besides them, we also minister to native Israelis – Jews and Arabs – and other people. However, not only these people benefit from our work in the long run, but also their relatives – wives, children, parents – as well as the whole community itself.

We see that young people – drug addicts, prostitutes and the homeless – die in Tel-Aviv streets all the time, and those who remain alive live in real slavery to drugs, and this cannot be even called “life”. Drug addicts loose all their possessions, their families and their health. As time goes by, they become so sick and skinny that remind inmates of a concentration camp. Sadly, they represent the most vulnerable group of our society, for nobody really cares for them. This is true for thousands of young men and women in today’s Israel. Addiction is a terrible disease and noone can wholly cure a person from it but God.

Meal in Aviv Center

Our work with drug addicts began in 2005 with table ministry, street evangelism, Bible studies, etc. In 2012 the Lord put it on our hearts to establish an outreach center in Tel-Aviv. That was how Aviv Center came into being. Today it is situated in a building next to a disused bus terminus in downtown Tel-Aviv. The terminus is known as the ‘Last Stop.’ (The levels of addiction and prostitution are so severe there, that for many it is the ‘Last Stop’ indeed. They can’t get any lower.

Soup

Our center is open 6 days a week and hundreds of addicts pass through it every month. They come daily in all kinds of conditions for a bowl of soup, clean clothes and to get first aid for their damaged arms and legs. Whilst in the center they are exposed to the unconditional love of Jesus and the teaching of His word.

Have a great day!

What about satan’s influence in people’s lives?

Dear Friends,

Satan’s influence isn’t always obvious. The father of lies is incredibly subtle. Among other things, he has infiltrated the Church and changed the message of the gospel.

In this video Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron talk about this murderer and the influence he has in people’s lives.

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From Atheist to Bible-Reader!

Dear Friends,

Watch the full story of Tristan; when Ray first talked with him, he was an ex-atheist turned agnostic, and a month later was a complete believer in God!

Visit https://www.LivingWaters.com to view more free Christian videos, articles, and to get tracts and other resources by Ray Comfort and the Living Waters team.

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Why Israel?

One of Israel’s Basic Laws, the 1980 Jerusalem Law, refers
to Jerusalem as the country’s undivided capital.

Dear Friends,

As I continue my pilgrimage to Jerusalem next month I would like to share with you some information about Israel.

Some facts about Israel:

  • Israel is the name for the nation descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob;
  • Israel or Israelite occurs more than 2,500 times in the Old Testament;
  • In the New Testament 79 times—never once is it a description of the Church (the word Christian occurs only 3 times in the New Testament);
  • The word Jew occurs 84 times in the Old Testament; 192 times in the New.

The Uniqueness Of Israel:

A. David says it is the only nation called out by God for redemption (1 Chron. 17:21);
B. A kingdom of priests and a holy nation (Ex. 19:6);
C. Distinctive features that apply only to Israel (Rom. 9:4–5);

  1. God adopted them as a nation;
  2. The glory = the manifest supernatural presence of God;
  3. The covenants were all made with Israel;
  4. The giving of the Law;
  5. The priestly service of God;
  6. The promises;
  7. All the patriarchs are from that stock;
  8. Messiah came from it.

D. Lion of the tribe of Judah = Jesus—Eternally identified with the Jews (Rev. 5:5);
E. Salvation is of the Jews (John 4:22);
F. Their whole history is foretold in prophecy:

  1. Enslavement in Egypt;
  2. Their deliverance with wealth from Egypt;
  3. Their possession of the land of Canaan;
  4. That they would turn to idolatry in the Promised Land;
  5. That God would establish a center of worship in Jerusalem;
  6. Northern kingdom would be taken into captivity in Assyria;
  7. Southern kingdom would be taken into captivity in Babylon;
  8. Destruction of the first temple (built by Solomon);
  9. Return of a remnant from Babylon;
  10. Destruction of the second temple (from time of Jesus);
  11. They would be scattered amongst the Gentile nations;
  12. Endure persecution and oppression among the Gentiles;
  13. Re-gathered from all nations.

G. Three still unfulfilled;

  1. The gathering of all nations against Jerusalem in war;
  2. The supernatural revelation of Messiah to His people;
  3. The coming of Messiah in glory and power.

Our debt to Israel:

As Christians, we need to acknowledge our unfathomable debt to Israel and to always pray on the basis of that total indebtedness. The identification of Jesus with the Jewish people was not just for the few years of His earthly life and ministry. It is eternal.

You cannot fully understand the Bible unless you know something about Israel. And if you’re confused about Israel, you’re confused about the Bible.

Enjoy the following teaching of one of the best Biblical scholars of our time: Dr. Derek Prince.

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Jewish scientist (James Tour) makes the greatest Jewish discovery!!

Dear Friends,

James M. Tour is an American synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology. Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States.

Tour was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015. He was named among “The 50 most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org in 2014. Tour was named “Scientist of the Year” by R&D Magazine in 2013. Tour won the ACS Nano Lectureship Award from the American Chemical Society in 2012. Tour was ranked one of the top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade by Thomson Reuters in 2009. That year, he was also made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other notable awards won by Tour include the 2008 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, the NASA Space Act Award in 2008 for his development of carbon nanotube reinforced elastomers, the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his achievements in organic chemistry in 2007, the Small Times magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2006, the Southern Chemist of the Year Award from ACS in 2005, the Honda Innovation Award for Nanocars in 2005, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1989.

In 2005, Tour’s journal article “Directional Control in Thermally Driven Single-Molecule Nanocars” was ranked the Most Accessed Journal Article by the American Chemical Society. Tour has twice won the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching at Rice University in 2007 and 2012.

Enjoy the greatest Jewish discovery he made.

Shalom!


James Tour: The Mystery of the Origin of Life

Taped at the 2019 Dallas Science and Faith Conference at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.
UPDATE: This lecture has obviously hit a nerve.

The Fool (Full Movie) – What consolation can you find when you become known worldwide as atheism’s celebrity idiot?

Dear Friends,

If you’re afraid of looking foolish as a Christian, this true story not only will fascinate, delight, and encourage you, it will help you to see God’s hand in your life and bring your own fears into perspective.

All the best!
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“What an appealing story! Banana Man will show how you can bear sweet and lasting fruit in this often hostile world.” — David and Jason Benham

“I can’t eat a banana anymore without thinking of Ray.” — Hemant Mehta, FriendlyAtheist.com


 

God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves …

Dear Friends,

God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves. God takes no pleasure in our infirmities but He loves the way He changes us and encourages others through it.

God is calling us to search for a deeper healing. He is interested in delivering us from a complaining spirit, cleansing our heart and healing our soul.

Our physical problems are not God’s main focus. The Gospel is His focus. Sin kills, Hell is real, His kingdom can change you and Jesus is your passport.

Joni Eareckson Tada – Times Square Church – A Deeper Healing.

Have a great day.