Back in The Land!

We are in the Land!  This will be short as I’m past curfew and must get up in 6 hours, but I wanted to throw up a quick update on the scene here.  Today was an arrival day so we spent much of the day in airports.  Kara and I didn’t get more than an […]

Is Israel an Ongoing Picture of Jesus?

Depending when you read this,  our team may already be in “the Land” of Israel!  As we’ve been doing for the past several days, we wanted to share a little information about our Faith that many in the American Church are never exposed to. I (Wes), plan to update the blog daily from Israel if […]

Can a Country Be Born in a Day?

The following is an email our team received last week from our team leader when he arrived in Israel.  As we prepare for this coming mission trip back to “the Land” of Israel, we wanted to spend a couple days sharing more about the Jewish roots of our Faith.  Soon we’ll begin giving you live […]

Jesus was the First-Fruit Offering

The following is an email our team received on April 11th from our team leader as we prepare for this coming mission trip back to “the Land” of Israel.  We leave in a couple of days for this trip, and I wanted to spend these next days sharing more about the Jewish roots of our […]

New Mission Trip Israel – Preparing in Mind

As Kara and I prepare to return to the Israel in several days, I’m prompted to think of the unrest boiling, as always, over there. Have you ever thought about what that struggle really represents?  And who is actually battling? “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will […]

Mission Trip Israel – What I Learned

From this experience, I really had to learn to rest and trust in God.  I could do nothing – and everything was in His hands.  That is always the case in life, but too often I allow myself to think that I am the master of my own life, when in reality, it can all […]

Mission Trip Israel – Day 13: Tuesday, May 29, 2007

This was the last day of the mission part of our trip. Today was a day for tying up loose ends.  We went in a few different directions looking to bless those that we had met along the way.  In Jerusalem, we went by Makor Hatikva School which is an incredible school for young believers.  […]

Mission Trip Israel – Day 12, Monday, May 28, 2007

I woke up early to pray on the roof of Beit Immanuel.  It’s beautiful up there to look across the city from the top of this four-story building.  I knew we would be praying for direction on which way to go that day and I just felt hungry to have more alone time with Him […]

Mission Trip Israel – Day 11, Sunday, May 27, 2007

We listened to David and Mike teach, prayed on top of the Temple Mount and then went to the Mount of Olives.  The Garden of Gethsemane is pretty amazing because some of these olive trees were actually there when Jesus prayed amongst them.  They don’t know exactly where He would have been, but there are […]

Mission Trip Israel – Day 10: Saturday, May 26, 2007

Today, we enjoyed the Sabbath rest by having a picnic with a local congregation youth group.  They were mostly teenagers, but some who were younger and others who were older attended.  We were at a beautiful park that had a cliff down to the ocean, but we stayed up in the grass and shared a […]

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