It’s the time of the year again when Jewish homes are illuminated by candlelight – it’s Hanukkah, the feast of lights!
Hanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication, celebrates the rededication and cleansing of the Second Temple around 200 BC, after the victory of the Maccabees against their Syrian-Greek oppressors.
“At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter,and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon.“
John 10: 22-23
We got to celebrate the fourth night of this beautiful Feast with a bonfire, barbeque, lighting of candles and music. What a joy it was for the entire ARC team to share this special moment with the Post Army Soldiers and the Lone Soldiers here at the Aliyah Return Center!
GIVATI: AN ISRAELI-AMERICAN WAR STORY
Help us support “Givati: An Israeli-American War Story”, a movie inspired by true events about the heroes who are defending Israel.
“Givati: An Israeli-American War Story” is about a Lone Soldier who makes Aliyah and goes to war, serving in the IDF. Most people don’t know that this experience is shared by thousands of young people who come to serve their homeland from all over the world, like some are here at the Aliyah Return Center. It’s time to honor these brave soldiers by telling their story!
Support this movie by donating and spreading the word => click on the video
“Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return.“
CHECK OUT & SHARE THE “CELEBRATE 70” ISRAEL CAMPAIGN
We are continuing to release one video a day showcasing our projects and Israel’s amazing country and culture. Come, celebrate Israel’s 70th year of independence by giving $70 to express your extravagant love for God and to put your mark on Return Ministries’ amazing restoration project in the Galilee of the Nations.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel.
Steve has also authored and published 34 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.