Prophet T.B Joshua Named Tourism Goodwill Ambassador In Israel
Leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All , Prophet T.B Joshua revealed how he was named “Tourism Goodwill Ambassador’ by Israel Minister of Tourism, Yariv Levin.
The man of God who recently moved to Israel shared the experience that catalyzed the appointment in a documentary on YouTube detailing the ‘persecution’ he endured during his visit to the nation last year, an event that was then followed by a national award presented to him by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in the aftermath.
In June 2019, Joshua held a two-day event in the historic hometown of Jesus Christ, which attracted thousands of religious tourists from across the globe.
However, the event held at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice was fiercely criticized by local religious figures and nearly faced cancellation due to the intensity of attacks.
It was also gather that a protest was initiated by local religious leaders in there hundreds through the city in Northern Israel with placards renouncing the event and people shouting “Let this witch get away from us!”.
Despite the ‘noise’ surrounding the event, it was held successfully with Joshua preaching a message on love and ministering “healing and deliverance in Jesus’ name” to the large crowds that gathered. The program also enjoyed wide range of broadcast and featured in The New York Times and Reuters.
However, interviews with local figures after the event revealed a markedly different impression, with residents celebrating the economic and social impact of Joshua’s visit to the region and calling for him to return for future events.
The success of the program also drew the attention of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism Yariv Levin, who gave an award to the man of God and made him a “Tourism Ambassador”.
“TB Joshua, on the occasion of your visit to Israel, I am honoured to recognise you as a true friend of Israel. Thank you for your support and solidarity, which are deeply appreciated. It is my pleasure to name you as a ‘Tourism Goodwill Ambassador for Israel’,” Minister Levin shared