They have a vision burning in their hearts to build up a ‘medical mission practice’.
Dr Aleksander Kravtsov and his wife Lena are medical doctors in Haifa, Israel. They live a sacrificial lifestyle of constantly serving people.
Aleksander and Lena emigrated, together with thousands of other Slavic Jews from Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe, to Israel. They were Orthodox Russian Jews that ‘discovered’ Jesus as their Messiah after they came to Israel. A Messianic Church in Ukraine became their covering and they started a Messianic Congregation. When we were there they had 75 very dedicated and active members in the congregation. The church is constantly growing and is taught to be actively involved in their community by serving and caring for the needy and through ‘friendship evangelism’ introduce others to Jesus as their Saviour and Messiah.
For this visit only Lena could come to SA. She will share their vision and passion for Israel to come to the revelation-understanding that Jesus is their true Messiah. They have an extremely full program in both their congregation and their medical practice. Alexander’s responsibilities, both as pastor and surgeon, were such that he could not make the time to come to SA now.
They are both great visionaries with real pioneer spirits. Lena is an excellent communicator and is able to give a lot of info about Israel. She will be able to share with understanding how to share the Gospel with Orthodox Jews. They have a vision burning in their hearts to build up a ‘medical mission practice’. There is an urgent need and opportunity for that in Israel. They have a few other doctors in their congregation and they already started with ‘Mercy Ministry’ where doctors, in their free time, serve the people in need. At present they are renting one floor of a building for their ministry. They want to rent the second floor for their Medical Mission Practice.
Lena is bringing with her a very interesting and informative video that they made about their work and vision and also with important facts and info about the current situation in Israel. Dima, an excellent young interpreter from their parent church in Ukraine, who has been to Israel often and is also very involved with their mission. He came with Lena to South Africa. He speaks fluent English and will be Lena’s interpreter from Russian to English.
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