The joy of The LORD is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10)
The joy that comes from YHWH that is our strength. Please pray that the many grieving hearts here in Bsln will come to know that. In truth, there is nothing to offer them outside of The LORD's joy. He, and He Alone, is able to bring joy where such sorrow remains. Thanks and glory be to Him for the opportunity He's given us to reach out here, and I thank you for your prayers, love, and support.
YHWH, God of Warriors... who is like You, O Mighty Yah?
November 14th, 2005
"I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20, NASB)
Thanks be to God for His faithfulness and provision, and thank you all who are praying and supporting His work here!
Where should I start? As I wrote before, I seriously think I may write a book someday about the adventures of life and ministry here. There"s so much to write about" ¦ pray that The Lord gives the opportunity to one day put everything into one volume. As Chip, my dear brother in The Lord in Utah, says, " ˜Serving God isn"t boring!"
YHWH Is Good, His lovingkindness is to everlasting, and His faithfulness is to every generation! (Psalm 100:5)
Shalom, and greetings in the love and grace of God! What an Awesome, Faithful, and Good God we serve! Thanks be to Him, and thank you for your prayers and support that bind us together in serving Him here. The city of B. is being touched by people like you!
YHWH " “ The Glory of Israel! (1 Samuel 15:29)
Last Thursday (the 5th), a driver from the airport dropped off a bag that the Hanson"s (our new volunteers) were waiting for - they had just arrived the day before, and the airline had lost their bag. I went out to get it and sign the driver"s form, and God opened the door to talk with the man who brought it. He"s originally from Ethiopia, and his name is Avi. He asked what I was doing there, and I explained that we help and love the Jews. He said, " ˜I remember reading that in many different countries there are groups of Christians that love the Jews, and I was curious, why? I want to ask some questions, not to interrogate, but because I"m curious." Avi said I was the first person from one of those groups that he"s met. He wants to come by again someday and drop off some clothing he"d like to donate, and I said if he has some time maybe we could get something to eat together. May God bring that to pass, and reveal His Son Yeshua to Avi!
"Trust in Him at all times, O people - pour out your heart before Him; God is a Refuge for us. Selah." (Psalm 62:8, NASB)
Last Saturday (18/6), Jeff, Rob, and I visited Len and spent some time with him. He seemed pretty out of it, though he was obviously very happy to see Jeff again. Later that afternoon I went to Sukkot David (where Zvi pastors) with the Beit Ha-Yeshuah guys, and it was a neat service. Ã‚
God " “ The One Able "to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20, NASB).
Saturday, July 2nd, we had a big picnic in a nice forest, and then helped the Davidov family move into their new apartment. (The Davidovs are a Jewish, Russian family of believers, and they"ve served here at the ministry for around 3 years; they felt God calling them to begin their own work, and have moved out. Their son, Artur, is in the IDF " “ the Israeli Army, and their daughter will also be entering the military pretty soon.) The following day, a group of the volunteers went to Tsehai"s apartment, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch of Ethiopian food. Tsehai works at For Zion"s Sake (FZS), is a Jew from Ethiopia, and she and her entire family are believers in our Lord Jesus.
Recently Jerusalem and Haifa were the scene of Israeli "gay pride parades". The events were marches through the cities, which concluded in community centers. In Haifa, the event concluded with a concert and closing events at a community center called the "Leo Baeck center", which is a community center here in Haifa that helps the poor.