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Olive Harvest Time

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We have maybe 10 or so olive trees in our “compound” that belong to our landlords.  Each year the team picks a day or two to help in the harvesting of those olives.  This year we recruited a YWAM team … Continue reading

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Endless holidays here in Israel!

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This is the season of the Feasts in Israel, a time of celebration, a time of repentance, a time of seeking God afresh.  A couple of blogs ago had some pictures from a celebration of the nations coming together in … Continue reading

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Old Jerusalem

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10 days in, we are finally getting adjusted to the 9 hour time zone difference, the food, the culture here, etc.  It has been so fun seeing friends here in Israel again after being gone for 7 weeks.  This coming … Continue reading

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Jumping right back in!

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At the end of my last post, I quoted the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah from chapter 3, verse 17:    “At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to … Continue reading

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Israel, revisited

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We leave tomorrow for Israel and the C.O.D.  God grant us grace for a marathon trip on Air France, Seattle to Paris, Paris to Tel Aviv.  I find it hard to come up with the words to describe our feelings … Continue reading

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A few hours left in Jerusalem

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We are pretty much packed, the house is clean, and the taxi to the airport this evening is arranged.  Our last morning in the prayer room this morning was sweet… Shay took us to see the History of Jerusalem show … Continue reading

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The Queen of Sheba

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The older testament of the bible is full of bible stories and bible heroes.  We are living virtually on the same ground as two of the most famous of those, that is David and Solomon.  As you know, David wanted … Continue reading

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The Butavia family

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It was mid-December last year when we arrived in Jerusalem after traveling through Spain, Italy, Greece and Egypt.  We came to Israel knowing no one, but trusting that we would meet people and make new friends.  After traveling by bus … Continue reading

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Road Trip Part 2

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It’s been over a week now, but I did make another road trip with friends from Succat Hallel and wanted to share some of that with you.  We had the joy last January of seeing the ancient city of Akko, … Continue reading

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Julee’s 3 day birthday celebration

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It was the lovely Julee’s birthday yesterday, and we celebrated several times with multiple parties and people.  Here are the pictures of the birthday girl and her friends: Shay and Smadi did a great job of helping us kick off … Continue reading

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