Following tradition, Orthodox Christians from around the world revered Good Friday with a procession through Jerusalem's Old City following the same steps Jesus Christ is believed to have taken on the day of His crucifixion.
Thousands of people flocked to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday for the traditional Birkat Kohanim ceremony, the priestly blessing, held annually on the intermediate days of Passover and Succot.
The Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
Mike Evans is a fighter for freedom in a world of darkening and narrowing horizons. In his devotion to Israel, Mike has consistently demonstrated the moral clarity that is necessary to defend Israel against the lies and distortions of its enemies, and championed the Jewish people's claim to the Land of Israelâ€¦I look forward to strengthening our friendship on his many future visits to Israel.
The Honorable Danny Ayalon, Ambassador of Israel
The Prime Minister (Ariel Sharon) would like to express his personal appreciation to you, Mike Evans, for being such a great friend of Jerusalem and the State of Israel, speaking out with courage and compassion for over two decades. He salutes your achievements and wishes you continued success.
The Honorable Ehud Olmert, Former Prime Minister of Israel
I have known Mike Evans for more than two decades, and I consider him to be a great friend of Jerusalem and the State of Israel. He has always been there for us in our time of need speaking out with courage and compassion. Mike Evans is a true ambassador of Jerusalem, representing millions of Christians in America.
Former Governor of Alabama
I know of no evangelical leader who has worked harder and stood more courageously beside the Jewish people. If there is any evangelical leader in America who understands the dilemma facing the city of Jerusalem and is knowledgeable on how to mobilize praying, God-fearing Americans to do something about it, it is Mike Evans. I consider him my friend, and more importantly, a friend of the nation of Israel.
President and Mrs. George Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America
The path to the future can only be accomplished through the help and commitment by people like you.
Lloyd J. Ogilvie
Chaplin, United States Senate
Only when we get to heaven will we know the full impact of the influence of your lives on the lives of so many others. Thank you for your Biblically-oriented, Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-empowered ministry that has had such a lasting influence on so many.
The late Bill Bright, Founder and President, Campus Crusade for Christ
You have influenced thousands if not millions of people for our dear Savior. God raised you up for this the most momentous and exciting time in all world history to be alive, as the Great Commission is near fulfillment.
Dr. Robert Schuler, Pastor, The Crystal Cathedral
I am so grateful for your ceaseless, life-long committed devotion to spreading the Word! You both are a blessing from the Lord to all of us!
Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church and President, Southern Baptist Convention
What a milestone and tribute to your devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a joy to serve together.
James T. Draper
Dr. James T. Draper, Jr., President, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention
We cherish your friendship and are grateful to God for the way He has used your lives together over these years. Your ministry in television, books, crusades, and mission trips has been an absolute fantastic blessing to so many.
The Late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Liberty University
Your testimony of faithfulness to the Lord stands as a shining example to all of us who are spreading the Good News of the Gospel.
Bishop T. D. Jakes
Bishop T. D. Jakes, T. D. Jakes Ministries
It is with great joy that we send our love, prayers, and congratulations to you for the many years of unselfish sacrifice that you have given in ministry. What an awesome result of the work you are rendering in the Kingdom. You are a great asset among the body of believers that work in the vineyard.
Oral Roberts, Founder/Chancellor, Oral Roberts University
You are both special to Evelyn and me and the Roberts family, and oh, to so many tens of thousands more. Your anointing of the Holy Spirit on your ability and efforts worldwide cause you to stand out among God's chosen.
David Wilkerson, Times Square Church
To God be the glory for all He has accomplished through your dedicated lives! We are certain the Lord will have a great reward for you when you stand before His throne. Through all the highs and lows, the testing and blessings, you have both proven to be solid and faithful to the ways of the Lord. Now your many friends rise up to give thanks to the Lord for your faithfulness. We are glad to be counted among your friends.
Tim and Beverly LaHaye
Tim and Beverly LaHaye
You are both a testimony in your devotion and faithfulness to our Lord.
David Yonggi Cho
Dr. David Yonggi Cho, Chairman, Church Growth International
You have come a long way since your visit to the Prayer Mountain, but undoubtedly the Lord gave you glorious strength, wisdom, anointing, and direction during your 14 months of prayer on the mountain. We pray your ministry will continue to forge ahead into new and exciting frontiers for the Lord's glory.
Thomas E. Trask
General Superintendent, The General Council of the Assemblies of God
You have come to a very important milestone in your journey here on earth. It is certainly proper that we pause to say, "Thank You, Lord" for His hand upon your lives.
Bishop Charles E. Blake
West Angeles Church of God in Christ
What a pleasure it is to stop and applaud your dedication and commitment to each other and God's Will in your lives. It is a joy to serve beside soldiers of your caliber for the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Cory SerVaas, Editor, The Saturday Evening Post Society
We thank God for the blessing you have been to each other, to us, and to those God has brought before you.
T. L. Lowery
Dr. T. L. Lowery, Assistant General Overseer, Church of God International
I have followed your powerful and influential ministry with great admiration over the years. Your anointed preaching has been the means of winning millions of souls for the kingdom of God. Your personal friendship with national and international leaders has opened doors so that others could preach the Gospel around the globe.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
Your steadfast faith in God and love for people have caused you to reach out and minister to men and women in all walks of life. Your steadfastness does not go unnoticed by the Lord.
Dr. Jack Hayford, Pastor/President, The King's Seminary
May this day be blessed by a new visitation of God's purpose for you. Please know how thankful we are for you as well as for the privilege of your friendship and fellowship. Blessings, dear brother. You are loved and esteemed in His life and the partnership in ministry for the Kingdom we so richly enjoy.
Phil Munsey, Senior Pastor of The Life Church, Mission Viejo, California
My friend Mike Evans may be the most intriguing minister your church could ever hear. Mike Evans life revolves around the world of influence and influencers on a daily basis. He is an ambassador to the Ambassadors, Diplomat to the diplomats, a Kingdom connector to kings & religious leaders from around the world.
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The Jerusalem Prayer Team with Dr. Michael D. Evans exists to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” We pray for peace in Jerusalem because the Scriptures tell us to in Psalm 122:6. The Jerusalem Prayer Team was inspired from the 100-year long prayer meeting for the restoration of Israel held in the ten Boom family home in Haarlem, Holland. We are committed to encouraging others to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and God's Chosen People. The Jerusalem Prayer Team mailing address is PO BOX 30000 Phoenix, AZ 85046 or you can call us at 1-888-966-8472. The Corrie ten Boom Fellowship is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is registered with the IRS, Fed Tax ID# 75-2671293. All donations to CTBF (less the value of any products or services received) are tax-deductible as allowed by law.