Special Envoy Elan Carr Joins Bishop Robert Stearns
The month of March began with a tremendous Celebrate Israel event in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Bishop Robert Stearns, along with Rabbis, Pastors, and Diplomats from the Israeli Embassy in Washington, joined with the congregation of Living Word Evangelical Church to communicate the importance of Jews and Christians standing together in these turbulent times.
Within days of that event, Bishop Stearns, along with Pastor Rusty Nelson, hosted a National Video Conference call with special guest Special Envoy Elan Carr, appointed by President Donald Trump. On the call, Special Envoy Carr addressed the alarming growth of anti-Semitism both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Joining the call were nearly 50 of the nation’s leading evangelical pastors and leaders, who listened to Special Envoy Carr as he articulated the growing hatred toward a people group just because they were born Jewish.
These leaders were deeply impacted by the sober and compelling stories of individuals who have been beaten, injured, and even murdered because of their ethnic connection to Israel and the Jewish people. The horrific attacks in the past several months that included The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in southern California, the Hanukkah machete attacks at a rabbi’s home in New York, the recent attacks in New Jersey at the JC Kosher Supermarket, and dozens more incidents just like these, remind all of us that we must be vigilant and stand with our Jewish friends.
Special Envoy Carr told the leaders on the call that Bishop Stearns and the Eagles’ Wings Team are highly respected and esteemed due to their work with Israel and the Jewish people. Bishop Stearns’ nearly 30 years of tireless labor in the Jewish world has not gone unnoticed, and in fact is helping to counteract the shifting and growing tide of anti-Semitism.
Bishop Stearns and Pastor Nelson then admonished the leaders to uphold our part of the Abrahamic Covenant by being a blessing to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to His covenant people. As the call ended it was very clear that we all were deeply impacted and were anticipating the next quarterly call with Bishop Stearns.
Pastor Joe Green
V.P. of Development