Beacons of Hope and Help

Kiryat Yam!  “In Hebrew it means city by the sea. It’s just a humble town on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, part of a group of towns called the Krayot. It’s probably not what comes to mind when you think about Israel.”  The sentence above opens the new video we recently made about the work… Read more »

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The Preparation and the Harvest

Shavuot is God’s reward and response to His people. Shavuot (The Feast of Pentecost/Weeks) comes at the time of the spring wheat harvest, and the fields are full of golden, ripe wheat all around the Galilee right now. Reaping the first fruits of the produce of the Land is the result of preparation, hard work… Read more »

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The Trek to the Promised Land

The Trek to the Promised Land A memoir of one Ethiopian Jew’s journey from Gonder to Haifa Deuteronomy 8: 2 “Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert…” A young Ethiopian Israeli soldier caught Webigig’s attention as she got on the bus. It was a regular day for her… Read more »

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Refreshing Contrast to Holiday Stress

The bright red embroidery of the aboriginal costumes matched the cheery smiles on their faces. We couldn’t help but be moved by their joy as they presented their traditional dance before us:  “Heya, Hoya, Hiya, Halleluyah! Heya, Hoya, Hiya, Halleluyah!” As we welcomed the group of eleven Taiwanese Christian volunteers on their first day, I… Read more »

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Sigid – An Ethiopian Thanksgiving

On a high mountain top under the warm Ethiopian sun, swathed in white priestly garb, swarthy, dignified Kessim (Priests) stand before their people reciting melodically the ancient words of Ezra and Nehemiah: “Then I proclaimed a fast … that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us… Read more »

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The Remnant from Cush

Are you not like the people of Ethiopia to me, O Children of Israel?  Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt… ? (Amos 9:7, NKJV). It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time, to recover the remnant of His people… Read more »

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KELIM ~ Equipping for Destiny

Winter has officially arrived in Israel. In contrast to recent years of drought, the months of December and January were mostly rainy, windy and cold. In the midst of this winter weather, a forecast finally came promising a pleasant respite. It was going to be a weekend of gentle sun – showcasing the lush, green… Read more »

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A Legacy of Priestly Unity

He always arrived before everyone; and was always the last to leave the building. His presence was quiet; so much so that you barely felt he was there; yet in his absence there is a great void. Marc Chopinsky was a quiet hero – a modern day spiritual knight, a worshiper and a psalmist. He… Read more »

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Recharged Batteries And Renewed Perspectives

HUGE SALE – 70% off!! This was the bait that enticed two tired parents from their home late at night. We had gone out after putting the kids to bed to try to score at a local clothing store. Despite the promise of good deals, it turned out to be one of those frustrating shopping… Read more »

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Hope and the Hyacinth

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we… Read more »

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