Texans ministering in the Middle East

Texans ministering in the Middle East

Texans ministering in the Middle East

A Baptist group from the U.S. is in Israel ministering to people impacted by the war.

Texas Baptist Men spokesman John-Travis Smith says their mobile kitchen is currently feeding civilians, first responders, and anyone else who needs food. The ministry's paramedics are also helping the injured.

Smith, John-Travis (TBM) Smith

"We're serving anyone and everyone that needs help, and we're expecting the number that we're serving now to grow," he reports. "We never single anyone out by their race or their religion or their nationality. We're here to help all people and just provide them with help, hope, and healing."

So far, more than 30,000 meals have been served since the war began.

"We always get the question of, 'Why are you here? Why are you doing this?' That's our open door just to share our heart and our love with people," Smith relays. "It's absolutely, definitely hands-on, and we reach across a wide array of people."

So as they share the gospel, Smith asks that believers in America pray for them and for everyone on both sides in the war.

When AFN made contact with the Texas Baptist Men's crew, they had retreated to safety because of shelling. The situation has been described as "very fluid," and the team is prepared to move to another location where they can continue serving displaced citizens, particularly if the violence escalates.