Update on Israel & The Middle East

Update on Israel & The Middle East

Join us in the Caleb Ranch House Training Room to hear Michael N., our Israel-Middle East Coordinator, share the latest update on the war in Gaza*, the current situation with believers in the land, and the state of the nations surrounding Israel.

Monday, January 8th
7:30 PM
The Ranch House, Caleb Training Room

*Parents, please be advised this meeting will include mature content about the war that may be inappropriate for children. Childcare is not provided.

2023 Year in Review

As the year draws to a close, we want to express deep gratitude for your partnership with Caleb Global. Your support is fueling revival, and we’re excited to share a glimpse of how your generosity has been invested this year:

  • 15 Trips to Israel & the Middle East
  • 20 Ministries Equipped with God’s Heart for Israel
  • 27 Revivalists Released
  • 220 + Hours of Worship and Prayer
  • $140,000+ given towards humanitarian relief

These statistics barely scratch the surface of the deep impact your partnership has made. Behind these numbers are moving stories of God’s power and love touching hearts and bringing comfort, healing, salvation, transformation, and refuge in Israel, the Middle East, and the nations.

We are living in a crucial moment in history unlike any our generation has faced. We thank you for being a vital part of our mission as we stand in the gap both spiritually and practically for God’s purposes in Israel and the nations. We could not do what we do without your generosity and support.

Help us do even more in the coming year with your gift during our Year-End Matching Gift Challenge.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the incredible impact your generosity has had on reaching Israel and the Middle East with the love of Yeshua this year.

In addition to sustaining our ongoing ministries and programs, your extraordinary generosity has been pivotal in addressing the urgent humanitarian crisis in Turkey and Israel. Following the earthquakes in Turkey, we received over $30,000 in aid to help build shelters for those who lost everything.

In the past few weeks, you have done it again, contributing over $75,000 towards Caleb Global’s crisis response in Israel. From displaced families to soldiers, Palestinians, and believers in Gaza, you have provided crucial support in a time of great turmoil. We cannot thank you enough!

While there are numerous testimonies for which we are thankful this year, one story in particular stands out. Over the summer, one of our teams spent several weeks ministering in Israel. Before departing for their trip, they wrote a worship song in Hebrew to share at a children’s summer camp.

As the conflict unfolded in Israel, one of the first messages we received from our partners was a touching video of children sheltering in a bomb shelter singing the very song our team had written. It is impossible to express our gratitude at seeing the fruit of seeds sown in these children’s hearts bear fruit of hope, security, and comfort in the God of Israel at a time of great peril.

We believe that the events unfolding before our eyes are clear evidence that now is the time for revival. Now is the time for Israel’s eyes to be open to her Messiah. Now is the time for the sons of Abraham—Isaac and Ishmael—to be reconciled. Now is the time for the greatest outpouring the world has ever seen.

Thank you for standing with us with your prayers, your finances, and your faith as we contend for revival in Israel, the Middle East, and the nations. You are an integral part of Caleb’s mission, and we are profoundly grateful for each and every one of you.

May you and your family be blessed with a joyous Thanksgiving,

Founder, Don Finto

Executive Director, Tod McDowell

Three Keys for Effective Prayer in this Hour 

As we carry the burden of this war in our hearts, minds, and spirits; we need to keep our eyes upward. We need to “look to see what the Lord speaks” (Habakkuk 2:4). As we set our hearts on things above (Colossians 3:2), we can get God’s perspective and walk in His strength and peace. I believe the most important thing we can do concerning the war in Gaza is to pray.

As I sought the Lord for keys on how to pray, I sensed Him bring Romans 12:12 to me. This powerful Scripture has three directives that I believe will empower and strengthen our prayer lives! These mandates will help us stay in effective intercession for the long haul.

Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” ‭

Joyful in Hope

Joy strengthens us as Nehemiah 8:10 declares, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Joy is not an emotion. It is supernatural. It is a demonstration of the Kingdom of God as Romans 14:17 says, “The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” To have a kingdom perspective and empowerment, we must operate out of joy.

Hope is an expectation of good. Hope fuels faith according to Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is being sure what you hope for and certain of that which you don’t see.” Hope also is supernatural. As Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Patient in Affliction

The proper definition of patient is “long-suffering.” That means to be willing to suffer long! Most of us get impatient when things don’t go our way. This patience in affliction requires supernatural grace and power. The word affliction in Greek means “tribulation, oppression, or distress.” So we are called to persevere when things are extremely difficult. We do not have an option to give up. This grit and determination postures us to thrive in the next mandate.

Faithful in Prayer

The word faithful here means “to be constant, to be diligent, and to give yourself to.” This reveals that we are called to pray continually. This is a practicing-the-presence-of-God prayer life. This is a proactive prayer life and not a reactive prayer life. We pray God’s prayers. We remember His promises and diligently remind God of what He said in His word!

Here is a review of this progression that is a key for us in this hour: 

Being joyful in hope gives us strength and a positive view of the future. This keeps anxiety, depression, and fear at bay. We can then pray from God’s kingdom perspective empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Being patient in affliction helps us to persevere and to not be discouraged when things don’t turn out the way we want them to. This keeps us grounded and immovable in our faith and trust that God’s word will prevail even when don’t immediately see it.
Our faith-filled diligent prayer life is what really transforms hearts and moves mountains in nations and people groups. Being faithful in prayer changes history. As Paul said we are to “wrestle in prayer.” There are no breaks in a wrestling match. We are to pray continually!

I bless you to continue to partner with God in this season of crisis and prayer intervention concerning the war between Israel and Hamas. You are called to be a watchmen on the wall for such a time is this. I pray that you will be strengthened with power in your inner being through your fellowship with the Holy Spirit as you pray and contend for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done!