Ygal breaking the glass

Fifteen years ago, a 13 year old Ygal stood and read from the Torah scroll before the members of the newly founded congregation of Tents of Mercy and declared His faith in the God of Israel on the occasion of his Bar-mitzvah. Today Ygal is a member of the young adults leadership team, works as our “media man” and runs a small computer business. That evening in February our congregation rejoiced as Ygal and his bride, Lilya, celebrated the official beginning of their new life together. It has been a privilege to watch these two young people grow in faith and maturity in our midst.

Some members of the cast
posing for the camera
Andrey: youth leader, director
and temporary Mad Hatter

In the time honored tradition of Papa Moshe (Morrison), Tents of Mercy once again celebrated the holiday of Purim with a Purim play based on a well known movie/story. This year our talented teens and young adults presented us with an entertaining rendition of Alice in Wonderland…with a twist.

The assembly line staffed by
our visiting volunteers
Bags of food packed
and ready for distribution

Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8b). We have been given so much that we are motivated to pass on our blessings, both spiritual and material. It is a joy to do so by contributing to our local community in the form of food baskets during the holidays of Rosh HaShanah and Passover. Putting together 700 bags of food is no small task and this time around we were blessed to receive the packing assistance of volunteers from our sister ministry “Gateways Beyond” in Cyprus as well as members of our congregation who came to help.

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15:24 29Mar13 Betty Sutherland -
It is so important to reach out to people with Salvation and especially to the nation of Israel. Yall are doing a wonderful job. I plan on putting you on my list of tithes.'

Also in this issue of the newsletter:
Daniel Juster: Preach Good News to the Poor
David: Is There an Intelligent Designer?
From Generation to Generation
Asher Intrater: Authority, Discipleship and the Great Commission