Speaking at the Hyatt Regency in Washington. (photo by Dave Olsson)

UPDATE: It was an honor to address the National Pastors Briefing Thursday morning at the Hyatt Regency in Washington with more than 400 pastors and ministry leaders present. The theme of the conference was “Watchmen on the Wall,” from Isaiah 62:6. Tying this in to the first half of Ezekiel 33, I explained talk about the threats the U.S. and Israel face from Iran and Radical Islam, four strategies by which the Church can and should respond — learn, pray, give, and go — and a several practical examples how The Joshua Fund seeks to be faithful to these approaches. After inviting each of the pastors to attend this summer’s Epicenter Conference in Philadelphia and show the webcast to their congregations, I also asked them to prayerfully consider bringing a tour to Israel next May when we hold the next Epicenter Conference at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem May 15-16. More details soon. Thanks so much for your prayers. The message was very warmly received and my colleague, Dave Olsson, and I were blessed to connect with pastors we’ve known for a long time as well as make many new friendships. Special thanks to FRC president Tony Perkins and his staff for inviting us and making Israel a major topic of their conference. God bless you guys.

To watch the archived webcast of Joel’s message, please click here.

ORIGINAL POST — Prayer request: I will be addressing the Family Research Council’s National Pastors Briefing in Washington, D.C. at 11:25am eastern. Topic: “Israel and the Iran Nuclear Threat — What Every Pastor Should Know.” For more information — or to watch a webcast of the event — please click here. Thanks.

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