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Today I will share a personal matter: I am quite excited … I am travelling to the country of my Exodus!
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
In 1989-1990 the Soviet Union began to collapse. At this time, God awakened thousands of Jews living in Russia, in a special way, after being settled there for 200-300 years. They burned with the desire to return to the homeland of their forefathers. The desire to move came so suddenly and so powerfully, that the majority could not do anything about it – and during the following five years, more than one million Russian-speaking Jews moved to Israel. This event cannot be called anything other than a MIRACLE. My wife and I were among these Jews. I am from Belarus, and my wife is from Ukraine.
Over the past thirty years, it just so happened with ministry, that I have visited more than twenty countries, giving lectures and seminars. Among those countries were Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan … But I never got to Belarus. It was so exciting, that such a thought never crossed my mind. My daughter’s fiancé lives in Minsk, and this is a LEGITIMATE opportunity to come back and to remember … I am very excited.
There are no relatives left. Only the graves of my grandparents remain there. Too many people died during the Holocaust in our family … I know only the names, and even those begin to fade from my memory. And now this opportunity arose.
All this reminds me of the life of Abraham, who sent his servant to bring a wife from his former homeland for his son Isaac. In our case, it is the other way around, and we are GOING FOR THE Groom! But, all the same, to the country of Exodus.
Historically, Belarus was the birthplace of many Jewish experts of the Scriptures, rabbis, and many politicians of modern Israel. Simple and open people live in this country, and immigrants from there have poured a lot into modern Israel. For me, it is special grace from God to be able to return, for a short time, but return and dive into my youth!
I know that everything God does will endure forever;
nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it.
God does it so that people will fear him. (Ecclesiastes 3:14)
Please pray for us! We hope and trust in your continued partnership with Return to Zion Ministry. We love you in Yeshua the Messiah.