At another school we weren’t allowed to lead the students in a prayer for salvation but, being good Israelis, we found another route! We described our Aliyah story because many times during that extreme adventure, we earnestly prayed for the voice of G-d to guide us! Then Richard had the idea to ask the students if they’d like to hear the voice of G-d. When they said yes, he encouraged them to quiet themselves and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to them. They were quiet for 3-4 minutes and afterwards, one said she saw Yeshua standing on a rock with His arms open wide saying, “Come, My beloved child.” Another saw Yeshua sitting on His throne so she climbed on to His lap and gave Him a hug!
After this class, we realized that we should encourage everyone who receives the L-rd to also receive the Holy Spirit. With prayer and some changes in our presentation, we were amazed at the receptiveness of the students! A 17 year old youth who had just received Yeshua and the Holy Spirit, described a vision of being in an emergency room where many people were injured, but when he laid hands on the people, they were completely healed! Do you think he might have an anointing for healing?!
Do you remember your public school days? When the bell rang, did you race outside to your buddies faster than the speed of light!? Well, in one class, the students remained seated, asking questions and sharing impressions even after the bell rang. When the second bell signaled the beginning of the next class, they stayed in their seats and still wouldn’t leave!
Praise the L-rd for the many divine appointments the L-rd arranged, including an opportunity to minister to a group of Syrian refugees in a church who had just completed a discipleship course!
In January, we shared Messiah in ten classrooms in Germany with about 270 students. Over 200 received Yeshua and many were filled with the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!
No matter where G-d sends us, we will go as He enables and equips us!
Please pray that each student will bear good fruit for the Kingdom and pray for their born-again teachers who are following up with discipleship and Bibles!
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
A Swiss friend from Ivory Coast translated choruses from some of my songs into French so people could worship in their native tongue!
“Ton Nom Merveilleux”
Enjoy this video from the German dance troupe Malachim!
We hope to raise up more and more informed intercessors for Israel as we worship, pray and share how G-d is moving on the hearts of Israelis today. Come and join us in the Galilee!
What a joy to sing in a church where members of the Jewish community were invited! We encouraged many to make Aliyah and met some who already have come home.
I photograph most of these Word pictures in Israel but this one was taken in Switzerland; it’s on my Facebook page. Please feel free to share and encourage others with the Word!
A Nice Testimony
Outside of Nice, France, Carolyn and I stopped at a rest stop. Being a bit lost and not having a French phone we asked a couple if we could make a quick call. After the call we began to talk and discovered that they and their children were believers – an unusual occurrence in France.
When Richard asked if we could pray for them, they gratefully replied that they were moving and needed a house and a job; the husband added that he had difficulty finding a job because he could barely bend both his knees. We told them that recently we had seen G-d do many miracles and ask if we could pray for him. After we prayed he said they were a little better, but he still couldn’t bend them completely. We prayed again and this time he was able to do a full squat, not once but a few times! They were ecstatic and as we left they were praising G-d for the miracle. G-d is good!
A word received during worship at Kehila in Israel:
“Don’t worry or fear but your daughters are going to be touched by the fires of hell. It’s going to be tough but don’t worry. They will be saved.” Not exactly comforting but after
the service we visited with a fine young man who asked how our prodigals were doing. We remembered that he was once a prodigal himself so we asked him what was the turning point that brought him back to the L-rd. He replied, “I was touched by the fires of hell and G-d answered the faithful love and prayers of my parents.” What an incredible confirmation to never give up as we go through this season of turmoil…
We marvel at how the L-rd prepared the way for this journey and wonder what He will do with our upcoming journeys!
We continually meet many believers who are quietly and faithfully preparing for the coming Great Aliyah – it’s an honor to equip and encourage the saints!
Thank you for your love, prayers and support and b