Shalom friends and family,
The weeks are flying by so quickly!
One year ago today our family arrived here in Israel for what would be the most life changing experience. The trip united our family in a common vision and purpose that is so much bigger than ourselves.
Today, one year later, David and the boys are traveling to be with us here on these prophetic mountains to labor beside us in the fulfillment of prophecy.
We’ve been chosen for such a time as this and honored to be a small part of this restoration taking place. We are here simply to serve and to bless the people, the small independent farmers in Judea and Samaria or otherwise known as the West Bank. We hold fast to the promise given by our Father;
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you, and all people on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3
I celebrated a milestone birthday this week. What a blessing to not only be in the Land but to have it fall on Shabbat. I woke up to videos from David, Dalton, and Gregory. It was precious to see them. Friends gave me flowers, a HaYovel intern spent the day building shelves for our caravan, many of you sent me emails, and my girls made me lovely cards. For dinner there was singing and chocolate cake! The Father truly made the day special in His loving kindness towards me.
Shabbat in the tent is so much fun!
The full grape harvest isn’t in yet which leaves time for touring. Our highlight of the week was traveling north to the Galillee where we toured the ancient city of Capernaum where our Messiah’s ministry began.
Mark 1:21 “And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.”
We also drove up to the top of Mount Tabor for amazing views.
According to Matthew 17:1-13 (and Mk 9:2, Lk 9:28), Yeshua is transfigured before Peter, James, and John on the “mountain“. There are several candidates, such as Hermon (the tallest in Israel) and Tabor. Both are also referred as high mountains, see Psalms above (“Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name“). Tabor is closer to the center of Yeshua (Jesus) activities, and also it is referred as “the mountain” in other texts. According to old traditions, Tabor is the holy mountain, and is called “the mount of Transfiguration” .
We have a marketplace once per week where the locals come to sell their wares.
Victoria was interviewed for the harvester spotlight.
She’s has been doing a lot more off base while the girls and I stay back and help where needed but mostly with housekeeping, ferments in the kitchen, keeping up with schoolwork, and lots of playtime 😊
The harvesters went on a hike in Shiloh after finishing up early one morning. They ended up at a spring for a refreshing swim.
With love from the Land of the Living,