Israeli Boy Recovering Well After Attack

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Messianic Jews in Israel have been more vocal in demanding their rights since Ami Ortiz, a messianic teen, was injured in a bomb attack last month.

Ami's parents, David and Leah Ortiz, said they've been amazed at how the plight of their fifteen-year-old son has captured the hearts of people around the world.

"We hear from Africa. We've heard from South America, Puerto Rico, Scandinavia, Germany, UK, all over the United States."

"So many people are fasting and praying for us 24 hours a day I've just been amazed, just completely amazed. So I see the Lord uniting us as believers here and uniting other people in a common goal to pray that this thing won't happen again, first of all that Ami will be restored."

"I'm grateful for every person that's prayed. I'm grateful for every person that's written a post card. They write postcards to him from all over the world and he enjoys it so much. I'm grateful for the love people have shown. I'm just grateful."

David and Leah say the medical personnel working on Ami notice his remarkable recovery, including one particular nurse.

"She said it's unbelievable how quickly he's healing. She says it's not to be believed because they see it in front of her eyes. And I told her people are praying all over the world and I said to her prayer works. And she said prayer must work because I see it in front of my eyes what's happening."

Despite his remarkable healing, Ami still needs prayer for complete recovery along with a special prayer request from his mother.

"I'm really praying that he will open his heart to what the Lord has to say to him because then that will make all the difference," she said.

The bomb sent to the Ortiz's blew out car windows three stories below their apartment. Despite the attack, David and Leah pray for their attackers and for good to come out of evil.

"From the very beginning, the Lord has really given me a love in my heart of them. I still can't bless them but I do pray for their salvation from the very beginning."

"That this thing won't happen again and that we will have the freedom, complete freedom one hundred percent that we won't be intimidated in any kind of way to preach the Gospel in freedom."

"They need Him. They need the Lord. And this is not against us, this is against Yeshua. They hate Him and they fear Him. And my heart is the name of Yeshua would be respected in this land. That His name will be lifted up and respected."

In the midst of their ordeal, David and Leah know forgiveness that comes from their savior is vital.

"Forgiveness is important because if they hated Him without a cause and it wasn't against us personally, it because what we represented. So it's against Him and if Yeshua forgives them, we must also forgive them."

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