Behold – The Lord has done Mighty things for us!
Jacob Damkani – Born near the Sea of Galilee into a religious Jewish family. Came to faith through the witness of Jeff, a non-Jewish believer in the United States of America. The fire was lit. Jacob was burning to proclaim the same gospel to his Jewish kinsfolk back in Israel. He returned and Trumpet of Salvation to Israel was born.
Home-made tracts and fliers, a bunch at a time, were printed in his parents’ basement. He began to distribute these and share this good news with whomever would listen. Perseverance was blessed and by the grace of God, Trumpet acquired the Jaffa house. Today it remains the center and base for evangelism in Israel.
From tracts to books – Jacob’s autobiography “Why Me” came to print. To date 3.5 million copies have been distributed, and the press continues to run. With the help of the many brothers and sisters in Yeshua “Why Me?” has so far been translated into 17 languages, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
Seventeen Messianic believers, led by Jacob, set out for the first time to proclaim the Gospel of Yeshua, as they marched at the Jerusalem Parade. Meanwhile many believers (predominantly Israelis) came to stay at the Jaffa house and witnessed daily with Jacob. The renowned “Jew First Campaign” soon followed. Jacob led this group of German believers on the streets of Tel-Aviv, and Trumpet forged a new path of evangelism to the Jews.
The property on Nes Ziona 7 was purchased, where Hotel Gilgal now stands. Initially intended to house the ever growing number of evangelists, it was upgraded to a unique boutique hotel. The wisdom of the Lord! Gilgal is a place of witness – where believers and non-believers mingle and the Gospel is central.
Renovations began at the Jaffa house. Rooms were added. The mission grew.
Trumpet of Salvation began airing their television broadcast. It aimed to enlighten the believers worldwide to their crucial role of provoking the Jewish people to jealousy. Jacob and Elisheva Damkani continued to lead the efforts to bring the Jewish Gospel back to the Jews. Trumpet of Salvation completed work on the first ever Jewish Messianic movie in Hebrew called, “The Other Side of the Cross.” And currently, a full length cinematic rendition of Jacob’s life story is about to land on the big screens of Israel. “New Spirit” is the first such project by Messianic believers. Jacob and Elisheva continue to lead efforts through the land as they share the Gospel of Yeshua in a Jewish context to the Jewish people.