A missionary group operating in the coastal city of Ashdod has been reaching out to local children, a missionary watchdog group warned Wednesday, distributing gift boxes in public parks.
According to a report by the Yad L’Achim group, which monitors missionary activity in Israel, Dutch Christian missionaries from the ‘Beit Hillel’ center were spotted handing out gift boxes to local children in Ashdod parks.
While Yad L’Achim said the gift boxes handed out recently do not contain missionary material, “the writing is on the wall.”
“From our past experience with the modus operandi of the missionaries, we know that they start off by acquiring the trust of the children, and of the parents, and only then start inserting missionary material,” said one Yad L’Achim official. “The children often swallow the bait and agree to come and participate in children’s activities at the Christian-missionary church.”
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