FIRST BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH Rev. Atif Himadeh P.O.Box 19349 Jerusalem, Israel
Date: September 2009
Dear Praying partners:
This is the 47th anniversary of the church in Jerusalem. I came as a missionary 47 years ago. On September 16, 1962 the church was established with twelve members. In two years the jubile year will start. What is the jubile year?
Lev. 25:8-10, 12
8: And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven
times seven years; and
the space of the seven abbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and
nine years. 9:
Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth
day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the
trumpet sound throughout all your land. 10: And ye shall hallow
the fiftieth year, and
proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return
every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his
In the jubilee year the Jews were ordered to liberate all those who are slaves and in bondage. Two years from now the church in Jerusalem will have its 49th anniversary which is the jubile year. The Jewish jubile year starts around September every forty nine years. So two years from now on the 16th of September 2011 we will start our church jubile. Our aim is to send out the largest number of tracts all over the country. Last year we send out 8,000 tracts, and this year we send out 23,200 tracts. Our aim for next year is to send out 40,000 tracts. We are praying if the Lord does not come by the jubile year that he allows us to send 100,000 tracts.
To the pastors of churches that are supporting us, if you are planning to visit the holy land in the year 2011 or 2012 we would like to invite you to preach for us.
Keep praying for us, and may the Lord richly bless you.
Yours in Christ
Atif and Rajaa Himadeh