Shalom dear Friends and Prayer Partners,
While outside in my garden, a neighbor asked me about the music coming from a building across the main road. I told him it’s a Messianic congregation. Just then two other neighbors strolled by so he proclaimed, “Look, it’s a Beit Knesset (synagogue) across the street”, and pointing to our home, “And a Beit Knesset at home!” I found it remarkable that they all agreed! To many Israelis, Jewish followers of Yeshua are considered Jewish, but to the Ministry of Interior, MOI, it’s a different story…
We know that our real citizenship is in Heaven, so we have peace about the recent update on our status. The MOI seems to have focused on a new target, not our precious daughter-in-law, but me, Carolyn! They are claiming that I’m supposedly no longer Jewish because I follow Yeshua. So they told the judge they’re going to try to remove my citizenship, which would mean our whole family’s citizenship would be in jeopardy. Of course we realize that this is not about us, but about trying to remove the remnant of Israel, the only people qualified to say, “Baruch Haba b’Shem Adonai” – “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the L-rd” before Yeshua returns to reign.
When Arye Deri, the head of the MOI and Shas political party was released from prison after his conviction of many crimes, he was promptly reinstalled in his previous position. He has many people under his authority, and they have recommended that our citizenship be revoked. Now it’s up to Arye Deri to decide if it will go to court and if it does, it could possibly become a Supreme Court case.
May the Holy One of Israel visit Arye and his wife Yaffa, who are both currently under investigation for the same crimes. Please don’t hate or mock this couple or other ultra-Orthodox Jews though, but pray for their salvation and deliverance! And thank you for your love and prayers for our family as we walk through this season…