2020: A Year of Prayer and Harvest

Prayer and Harvest are symbiotic terms. Prayer helps birth the harvest into existence, but prayer without a harvest is barren. Prayer is, in a way, our agreement with God regarding a new reality that He has already predestined! This past December the ministry of Tents of Mercy celebrated its 24th anniversary. In this season, we… Read more »


The Battle of Race

“Unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” (Martin Luther King) June 30, 2019:  “Today was a difficult day. We witnessed the legitimate rage of a community pour into the streets like a volcanic eruption. Whereas Ethiopian Israelis are typically humble, meek, and compliant, the undeserved death of 19 year Solomon… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »