Shalom, friends –
I just got news from friends about a prayer concern which I would like to share with you.
Do you remember my telling about the heroic ministry over there called Shevet Achim?
They are a Christian ministry that goes to Gaza, Iraq and Syria to bring children to hospitals in Jerusalem for lifesaving heart-surgeries.
When families come from hostile areas and see the care that Jewish doctors and nurses lavish on their infants and toddlers, they are absolutely shocked, and their perceptions of Israel are utterly changed.
(I’ve written before about the amazing experience Jonathan Miles, their founder had at a Gaza police station.)
The Lord has given their ministry a …
Five days after the Day of Atonement comes the most joyous feast of the year—the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot. Sukkot is the plural of the Hebrew word sukkah, meaning “booth” or “hut.” During Jesus’ day, huge celebrations were held in the temple, lasting for seven days.
The Feast of Sukkot is also called the “Feast of Ingathering” because it is the greatest harvest feast of the year—when the fruit was brought in and the rest of the wheat was harvested. When the feast was inaugurated, God told his people to build booths and live in them for seven days in order to remember how he had brought them out of…