March 9, 2013 was a joyous occasion for us at the Cross Media Studios.
That evening about 130 people gathered in the newly-renovated facilities to dedicate the premises to the Lord and to celebrate God’s work among us.
It was truly an evening of righteousness, joy, and peace in the Spirit.
Guests included, visitors and members of the New Covenant Church, the studio ministry team, representatives of the Council of Evangelical Churches in Israel, friends from sister congregations, leaders from the Messianic and Arab Christian communities, volunteers from the various stages of Cross Media’s history, and even the honorable mayor of Haifa, Mr. Yonah Yahav.
Video greetings were sent by key friends and supporters who could not be present.
Several themes ran through the night in the words of those who spoke, in the presentation of the video history of the ministry, and in the prayer and fellowship. It was a night of grateful remembrance of the journey on which the Lord has taken us at Cross Media, a journey from one room and a computer to the place we are today. It was a night to recall the small, even improbable, beginnings; a night to look ahead with expectation to the calling placed before us—transmitting Good News to the waiting youth of a spiritually thirsty Arab world. It was a night of challenge to our faith, a challenge to take whatever small resources we’ve been given and return them to the mighty, wonder-working hand of our God.
It was an evening of excitement about still more opportunities (for example, our new push into production for satellite TV). The evidence of the abundance and generosity of God is all around us, witnessed to by the beautiful studio facilities we now enjoy. Thank you all for your interest, your care, and your commitment to our work in the Master’s field. May the Lord empower our team and this place so that his hope may resound throughout Israel and the Middle East, and to the ends of the earth.