Mission Trip Israel – Day 11, Sunday, May 27, 2007

We listened to David and Mike teach, prayed on top of the Temple Mount and then went to the Mount of Olives.  The Garden of Gethsemane is pretty amazing because some of these olive trees were actually there when Jesus prayed amongst them.  They don’t know exactly where He would have been, but there are…


Mission Trip Israel – Day 10: Saturday, May 26, 2007

Today, we enjoyed the Sabbath rest by having a picnic with a local congregation youth group.  They were mostly teenagers, but some who were younger and others who were older attended.  We were at a beautiful park that had a cliff down to the ocean, but we stayed up in the grass and shared a…


Mission Trip Day 9: Friday Night, May 25, 2007

That night we went to a Shabbat service.  The Pastor (some Messianic congregational leaders seem to use the title Pastor, others Rabbi) had just come back from a pastor’s conference in Sweden.  He was on fire to share what God was doing throughout the world.  He shared many stories that he had heard from pastors…


Mission Trip Day 9: Friday, May 25, 2007

On this morning we gathered to worship with the discipleship group of Beit Immanuel.  But instead of them praying for a country or people as they had every other day, they prayed for the arts.  It’s an area that large sections of the Church have historically turned their backs on, which has left many whom…


Mission Trip Day 8: Thursday, May 24, 2007

My spiritual cleansing was interesting in that when I sat down to pray through it with David, I ended up going off course.  The instructions were to pray against any evil  that came to mind.  I don’t know if I didn’t really have any evil attachment due to the masons or if maybe there was…


Mission Trip – Israel, Wednesday Night: May 21, 2007

We returned to Tel Aviv and Rabbi David asked me if I would assist him as he prayed deliverance for one of our team members.  It turned out that quite a few of our team had had familial ties in the Masons.  I hesitate to talk about deliverance, because in general, this site is not…


Mission Trip – Day 7: Wednesday, May 23, 2007: Shavuot!

So I had a secret on this trip.  I agonizingly carried around a ring for a couple weeks waiting for this very day!  After completing our study of the book of Ruth, we were able to get a couple hours of sleep in at about the time the sun rose.  Shavuot was celebrated with the…


Mission Trip, Israel -Day 7 May 22, 2007

We had been reading the book of Ruth each day for 10 days prior to this night as it was the Jewish custom to study this scripture on this night.  This is exactly what the disciples would have been doing as they tarried for the arrival of the Holy Spirit as Jesus instructed them.  We…


Misson Trip, Israel -Day 6: May 22, 2007

This day came with trouble.  Our leaders had planned for us to go visit a Kibbutz (small village) near Gaza.  There was at that time only one family of believers in this Kibbutz and they needed refreshing.  The man had followed his wife into the faith and was not as mature and they were weary. …


Mission Trip, Israel -Day 5: May 21, 2007

We started the day with worship at Beit Immanuel with the discipleship group. This morning they prayed for New Zealand and the Maori people who are the native islanders. The coolest thing I heard was that some Maori believers were canoeing all the way from New Zealand to Israel to honor Israel and repent for…