Prayer letter- 1 - 2014

The year 2013 was a year of extreme cold weather and snow. The heavy snow started to fall on the 12th of December and kept falling until the 14th of December and that was Saturday afternoon. By that time the snow was   over a feet deep and all the churches in Jerusalem closed their doors. We opened our church and we had a Bible study and two good services.

God is in control of the weather on earth, the carbon dioxide can never control the weather whatever science you use. This what God told us in the Bible. "And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree."  Rev.7: 1

Sin is war against God whether it is idolatry, adultery, homosexual, atheism, believing in evolution, or the practice of same sex marriage. When the people on earth will not listen to God than He will declare war on man. "Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail.  Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?" Job 38: 22, 23

The day of judgment is very near, may God help us to abhor sin and preach against it, while waiting for His coming.      

 We thank the Lord for the new people who accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior, and started to bring people to church and those who had the courage to obey the Lord and be baptized.

 

 

Prayer letters - 2- 2014

 

 

 

Fifty three years ago my father told me if you do not stop preaching I will disinherit you. My father assets were over the million and less than two millions. When I did not agree he made me an offer I will make you the manager of the paint company and that did not convince me to forsake God's calling for me to serve Him. The airplane company I was working for at that time told me " withdraw your resignation and we will appoint you the superintendent of the electronics department." I told them God called me to preach and they laughed not believing.

My grandmother who was a born again believer told me, " God called you to preach never disobey his calling. "And Jesus said .... , No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." Luke 9: 62 Now I have been preaching in Jerusalem for 52 years, and I will stay as long as He wants me to stay. I am trying my best to please the Lord, I do not care what people will think of me.

My first prayer letter I send to the Lord Jesus Christ my savior because He controls the world. The result of this letter is immediate, Many times I receive letters saying God put on our heart to pray for you and send you a special offering and they will send exactly what I prayed for not more and not less.

 I want to thank those who prayed for us when we were sick, although they did not know we were sick. But god put us on their hearts and they were obedient and they prayed and God answered their prayers.

We were sick for the last two months but that did not prevent us from visiting and preaching and working even we were under pain. Now my pain is gone 95 % and my wife the Doctors finally could find the reason for her pain and they started to give her medicine.

 

                                    Prayer Letter - 3-  2014


I am a missionary for fifty two years in Israel.  We invite you to pray for the peace of
Jerusalem.

The most difficult war was the six day war in 1967, because the shells
kept falling like rain around the church for around half an hour and God
protected us. The war in 1973 was far from the church in Sinia. The war
in 1982 was in lebanon. The uprising in 1987-1993 was very difficult
because every day or few days a car was burned next to our house or next
to the church’s car and I had to run and move the car.

The war in 1990

we had to run to shelter evrey time we hear the ciren. The war 2006 was
rockets from Lebanon shelling North of Israel. The war 2008 - 2009 was
to stop rockets fired from Gaza to Isreal. The war of November 2012 was
to stop the 100 rockets fired on Israel.

The war in 2014 was in response to
the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. Now the rockets
are able to reach all of Israel. There is no more a safe place in Israel.
Rockets now can reac Hifa and the only international Airport in Israel.
Coming and leaving Israel now is a problem. Pray for us.

Why I am not retiring and in few months I will be 80 years old? Here are
the reasons: First is that God have given me the physical strength to do
the job, knowing that to go out visiting in Jerusalem you need to be able
to walk few hours because no cars can go inside the city. Second God is
giving me new massages, clear mind, and writing new tracts. Third God is
giving me the wisdom to train men to be faithful and to serve.

 

Prayer letter  November 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

After I write a prayer letter, I feel I am writing about me and not the Lord and I erase it and never send it. Other times I erase it and send it to the Lord. When you read this prayer letter I want you to praise the Lord who have done what we could not do. 

In 1964 I started to write a tract that will apply to the mentality of the people in Jerusalem. I failed but I did not give up and I prayed every day for four years. In 1968 four years later God answered my prayer and I wrote the first tract "Christmas Gift"  and put an advertisement for the tract  in the paper and I received 300 letters asking for the "Christmas Gift".   At that time I did not have enough money to print it. So I wrote the tract on a stencil and made copies of it and send it to those who asked for it and I send them also the gospel of John and questions on the gospel of John.

The people who read the tract and accepted  the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior  started to study with us by correspondence. Since 1969 until now we have received over 20,000 requests for the many courses we offer. More than four thousands received a certificate for finishing the course they studied. Some came to church and were baptized and joined the church and continued to study until they finished a B.A., M.A.,  M.D. and some finished PHD.  Some studied the Bible but continued to study Medicine, and some became doctors, Dentists, Engineers and many other professions. You ask with all the people who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ Why your church needs support? 

We did not teach these people when they immigrate to another country to send  their tithes to the church in Jerusalem. Since more than 60% of the people that joined the church immigrated and now they tithe to their local churches. Most of these people are now all over the world.

The church was organized in 1962  with twelve members. Five of the twelve members are still living. One lives in California, another lives in London and three live in Australia and the rest are with the Lord. Most of the people who were saved and were baptized  after we organized the church also immigrated or were called to preach or are serving in other churches.

The highest attendance in 53 years was 250 during a revival meeting, and the largest number of people coming forward to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their savoir on a Sunday morning service was 35.  The number of people who wrote saying that they have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their savoir  is in the thousands.  Over thirteen persons are in the Lord's ministry, preaching,  teaching or helping in churches. We are working hard and praying for more people to join and serve the Lord.

 Atif Himadeh