This semester we have seen a remarkable increase in the depth of love and
service in the discipleship community. This was the first semester since we
consolidated all the students and young families into the same town where
the discipleship center is located, in the western outskirts of Jerusalem.
The students live with different families within walking distance from each
other. This has enabled student fellowship and service to continue into the
evenings and weekends.
The program has expanded from 4 to 5 days a week. The anchor of each morning
continues to be the time of worship and prayer / seeking and hearing.
This has been our 4th semester. Four new students joined us in addition to
three returning second year intern students.
Some of the highlights of this semester have been:
A note from Tikkun International
Revive Israel is actively involved in giving humanitarian
aid to individuals and ministries in serious need. In the
November issue of Israel's Restoration, we unintentionally
erred in our description of Revive Israel's humanitarian aid
to an individual. Our donations were to Pnina; a faithful
Israeli believer who is suffering financially. The gifts
were not given to her business. To be clear, under the U.S.
non-profit law, we are not permitted to give donations to
We are also not permitted to accept donations designated
for individuals, so please do not designate gifts either
for "Pnina's Pies" or for Pnina.
If you feel encouraged to partner with us in
Humanitarian Aid; a ministry that flows from the heart of
God, please designate your gift as "Humanitarian Aid."
Weekly creativity times of expressing inspiration in the arts, and a
visit to the studio of believing sculptor Rick Wienecke.
Evangelism forays on bus rides, downtown in Jerusalem and elsewhere.
One day a week dedicated to "external" participants for ministry
equipping and collective ministry values building. This is bringing
together a wide variety of full and part time ministry workers in Israel
and points to increased cooperation and unity.
Hiking with Mike N, the new mentor for outreach and biblical outdoor
activity. Trips include: the route of the Ark of the Covenant near
Kiryat Jearim, excavations of David's City, Jeremiah's "Prat" brook,
Kadesh Barnea in the Negev. We are also planning outreaches to other
countries in the Middle East.
Team of interns learning to run daily activities and planning.
New house mother and father for the ministry center - Bev and Joe.
Early morning prayer initiative by interns.
Community service projects.
Students, staff and interns helping to run national youth conferences.
Teaching by Asher, Dan, Eddie and others.
Covenant sharing one on one at a deep level of transparency.
Development of new song leaders and songs in Hebrew.