Shabbat shalom! Last night we had an amazing dinner at Scott and Theresa where we met so many new friends. It was an amazing time with the the leadership team as well where we heard many great testimonies.
Today we drove up to Golony Junction where the largest gathering of messianic believers (Arab, Christian and Jew) assembled for Shabbat service. It was the largest gathering ever since Israel became a state in 1948.
Instead of me writing a bunch today I’ve included some testimonies from other team members:
Yesterday I was walking not far from our hotel. We stopped at a local pharmacy to ask directions to the closes place to buy wine as a gift for Scott and Theresa for dinner. The two ladies at the make up counter were very helpful and eager to tell us where we should go. Upon hearing my accent; one of the ladies asked me where I was from and why I was not afraid of all the violence going on in Jerusalem at the time. I stated that I was perfectly calm and peaceful about being in her lovely city. She then began to tell me that she had a chance to leave and go to the states to live with relatives. She confessed that she had left Jerusalem only once and made up her mind that she knew after that trip, that Jerusalem was where she wanted to be. She was born and raised here and quickly knew that this was the most beautiful city she had the most beautiful house and she will not leave again. She had a delightful testament to the heart of the Jewish people. I thanked her and told her that I had traveled all over the United States and lived there most of my life; but, agreed with her and confessed that her city was indeed very special and she should indeed stay in her homeland and remain blessed!!
Shabbat shalom Knoxville! For Shabbat our team joined the leadership team once again for a large worship gathering in a wooded park near Golani junction not far from Tiberius. Arab, Jewish, and Christian messianic believers all joined together under the trees for a morning of spirit filled worship and praises to the LORD! Coming back to Jerusalem we stopped into the Megiddo national park and looked out over the plain where the battle we call Armageddon will take place. We truly had a blessed day worshipping and singing praises to the LORD all the way home. And so we joyously say Shabbat Shalom y’all!!!