An update from Efraim & Jeannie, Northern Israel:
Shalom and blessings to you - !שלום רכהוב לכם
As we write this, the first rains of the season are falling upon Israel. Finally the long hot summer is over and blessing is being restored to the Land. It is a very good feeling. Even the earth has the expectation of being productive and fruitful. “ Then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and trees of the field will bear their fruit.” Leviticus 26:4
In Israel the High Holidays are over and the season has changed. That period of time from after the High Holidays until Passover is the most productive time in Israel. Everyone is back in school and there are no distractions.
Here in Nahariyya at Or Hagalil Congregation, we are trying to engage the hearts and minds of those who worship with us. It is a small community but very diverse. We have native-born Israelis and Arabs, immigrants, Holocaust survivors, children of righteous Gentiles who saved Jewish children during World War II and interesting and beloved visitors from all over the world. Pray with us that we can be used of the Lord in helping our congregation bear the fruit of the Spirit. Pray that we will all be a testimony of the love of Yeshua to the people of Western Galilee.
The past month we distributed a number of “Shai Hag” holiday packages to soldiers passing through Nahariyya. It was a bag with some sweets and a greeting card with a Bible verse. One soldier even wrote us a thank you note telling us that we made her day!
The most remarkable occurrence right now is the ads on social media for Israelis to order the Isaiah 53 Explained book translated into Hebrew. Since September 25th, there have been over 700 requests for this book and orders are coming in daily. This overwhelming response has surprised us all. If it
weren’t for the help of our two wonderful, dedicated volunteers, it would be hard to mail out these books. Please pray for those that read the book to have open hearts and minds to Yeshua.
We appreciate you partnering with us in prayer and support – we are encouraged to have you standing with us, Thank you!
Yours in the Messiah Yeshua,