On the eve of Shavuot, we officially completed the most recent discipleship course here at Revive Israel. During the debriefing and prayer time with staff and students, we could sense the excitement and expectancy in each of their hearts and enthusiasm for the future. As the team prepared to be sent out for a week of service, we knew the Lord had special things in store.
As part of our discipleship program "Sha'ar HaKerem" (Gate of the Vineyard) we took this final week to bless and serve other groups and ministries in Israel. Our five team members, along with other friends and partners, set off for this week long adventure in exploring the heart of God through practical, hands-on service.
For the next two days we worked on renovating an apartment dedicated to the care of sick and homeless men. It is also a center for the distribution of food and medical care to the homeless and drug addicts in that area. A local congregation oversees this amazing effort.
|Idan with the cutter|
One week. Three locations. Different ministries. One heart. It was a privilege to be a vehicle of service to different aspects of the local Body of Messiah. While we blessed others, we were also blessed. We had an amazing time together and this was a profitable way to finish the discipleship program. Thank You Yeshua for this opportunity to serve Your Body!
At the final ceremony, signifying the completion of the discipleship program, the hearts of students and staff alike were filled with enthusiasm and expectancy for all that the Lord has in the future. Give thanks with us for the first fruits and pray that God would use Sha'ar HaKerem to bring young Israeli believers into a deeper walk with God, a fuller understanding of their identity and destiny, and clarity about their calling.
Also in this issue of the newsletter:
|Dan Juster: The Greatest Danger To Israel|
|David Stern: The Church's Biggest Challenge|
|Marty Shoub: A Notable Soul|
|Eddie Santoro: Ahavat Yeshua|