Pastor (Dr) Kemi Ilori - Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme
We have strong reasons to support Israel and Jewish people:
1) Our faith - the Lord says in John 4:21-22 that salvation is of the Jews, and the God we worship calls Himself the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 43:3).
2) Our heritage - we inherit the blessing of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in whose seed all the nations shall be blessed (Genesis 22:18).
3) Our Lord and Saviour - Jesus Christ is Himself Jewish
4) The Hebrew Bible (from Genesis to Malachi) is the root of the New Testament. It proclaims God's unconditional love for Israel (Jeremiah 31:3, 35-37).
5) The New Testament declares that Jesus Christ has broken down the middle wall of separation between Jews and Gentiles. Therefore, we belong to the same household of faith (Ephesians 2:14).
We are Jewish by faith, and by our heritage and calling as Christians. Let's support Israel and Jewish people everywhere.
Living Hope Church organises regular tours to Israel for Christians who support Israel as a Jewish State and would like to visit Israel in furtherance of their Christian faith. We do this through Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme led by our General Overseer, Pastor (Dr) Kemi Ilori.
This programme is part of our work in supporting Israel and Jewish people by tackling anti-Semitism and the delegitimisation of Israel. Secondly, it goes beyond sightseeing and being a tourist - it is a pilgrimage based on the purpose and promises of Psalm 84. It is a time for Christians to become more intimate in their relationship with God, and to experience and meet Him in a new way. There are seminars before and after the visit to Israel to encourage participants to support Israel and Jewish people.
Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme inspires and strengthens the faith of participants, deepening their understanding that the Christian faith has strong Jewish roots and, through Christ Jesus, we have been grafted into the same family tree as Jewish people (Romans 11:11-18).
Upcoming Trips! 2016
LET'S VISIT ISRAEL!
Join Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme on one of their subsidised trips to Israel.
The next available date is:
Sunday 3rd December, 2017 to Sunday 10th December, 2017
Pastor Kemi Ilori - Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme
Living Hope Church (HQ)
Telephone: 0113 234 0088
We will visit several holy sites in:
The Dead Sea
The Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Olives
You will need to pay a non-refundable booking fee of £50 per trip to reserve a place on this trip. If you are interested in joining us on this trip, please contact us immediately. The final payment must be made by Tuesday 31st October, 2017.
For more information, contact us using the details below.
Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme 2016
The Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme takes another group of pligrims to the Holy Land as the programme begins to blossom! Many sites from the first visit were incorporated into the itinerary of this trip, due to popular demand, and other amazing sites were added to make the experience extra special.
At the end of a fun week packed full of amazing activities (and a lot of walking!) the pilgrims were officially crowned as Jerusalem Pilgrims with an honorary badge and certificate to prove it! Please look through the pictures from the trip at your leisure and, if you're inspired, do visit the Holy Land with us!
You can also see the pictures and videos from last year's trip just below:
Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme 2015
Here are just a few of pictures of the amazing adventures of our SBM Jerusalem Pilgrims this year. Sites visited include Mesada & the Dead Sea, Cesarea, Mount of Olives and many more!
This year's Jerusalem Pilgrims from our School of Bible & Ministry singing in St Anne's Church in Jerusalem. This Church is situated on the site where the Pool of Bethesda is located, and is famous for it's amazing acoustics. Enjoy!
Our Jerusalem Pilgrims having the Holy Communion in the Garden Tomb - the place of Jesus' burial, resurrection and where He appeared to Mary after His resurrection (John 20:11-18).