The 12th annual Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism recently drew 180 people from 21 countries to Wisla, Poland. Christian leaders representing 20 mission agencies for the week-long Aug. 13–18 event, which highlighted the theme “From Generation to Generation.”
Levi Hazen, one of the conference planners, commented, “While LCJE is a 43-year-old network, much of this year’s planning was given over to younger generation leaders. I believe it is a signal that we are a dynamic movement with a long future.”
They then heard from pastor, Kazimierz Barczuk, who traveled from Warsaw to give testimony of Jewish people who are finding salvation in Jesus.
Barczuk told of evangelistic mission in Poland spanning five generations. Two speakers during the event were Ukrainian army chaplains who were Jewish and had put their faith in Christ.
Prayers for an end to conflict
The two chaplains shared about the devastation to their country and of the hope they are sharing throughout Ukraine. Those who attended the conference prayed for an end to the war and for the salvation of many in that region, Ukrainians, Russians and Belarussians.
The group also prayed for the testimony of Jewish believers in Israel.
LCJE President Dan Sered, an Israeli believer in Jesus, said that “while there is turmoil in Israel today, I have confidence in the promises of God for our people as cited by Jeremiah in the Hebrew Scriptures, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).
LCJE is a global network with regional works in Europe, Israel, North America, South Africa, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong/China and Australia.