Friday, June 29, 2012

The Jerusalem Prayer Team World Headquarters

Over the years, I’ve been asked the same question repeatedly: Who inspired you to do what you do? Why have you gone to 41 war zones and worked as an ambassador for 40 years to Jerusalem?

The most obvious answer to that question: The Lord, who appeared to me at the age of eleven after I had been strangled and left for dead by my own father. There are also four more people who have inspired me. They are my darling wife, Carolyn, who was the first person on earth ever to believe in me and still does. (She says my life is the greatest evidence of Christ that she knows.) Following her are Corrie ten Boom, Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and YOU, my partner. (You are part of my FAMILY!)

In 1988 I purchased and restored the home and clock shop that had belonged to Corrie ten Boom’s family with the help of my ministry partners. It has been open since that time at no cost to the visitor. No one in the organization has ever received a penny in compensation for their assistance with the work. I’ve even paid my own expenses—hotels and flights to Ha’arlem, Holland. It’s the least I can do, since the ten Boom family saved 800 Jewish lives and sacrificed their own to do it.

It was this inspiration that gave me the vision of creating a museum in Jerusalem. I wanted to tell the story of Corrie’s family, which is virtually unknown to the Jewish people in Israel. Then I realized there were hundreds of other amazing stories that also needed to be told.

I have dedicated my life to telling the story and to encouraging the people of Israel. I recently spearheaded the establishment of the Mike Evans Museum in Jerusalem, officially called the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.  The Museum is yet another way of communicating that story that so many so-called Christians have tarnished, so much so that the Jewish people – God’s chosen – have been unable to comprehend.

The Friends of Zion Heritage Center is unique, simply based on the use of 21st century technologies that make it a museum of experience that takes visitors well beyond the ordinary and expected. It is a place where this love story is unfolded for all to acknowledge and receive. Not a typical museum, it highlights among other things: cutting-edge technology, Heroes of Israel, Righteous Gentiles.

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