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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The group arrived home yesterday after about thirty hours on the road. The flights went well with ELAL again winning the best airlines award by a mile. We all left Israel with mixed emotions. Looking forward to seeing family and friends here in America. However with a sense of remorse in leaving new found friends in Israel. I think the people of Israel changed us forever. The vendors on the streets or just the people on the city buses that we met each day. Of course those that changed us the most were those in whose we worked and sweated each day. Those with whom we forged a special bond that will last a eternity. Please pray for them. Also please pray for Israel. During our time there the whole Gaza boat incident happened and the world was quick to pounce on Israel as the aggressor. However, being in the country and seeing the local reaction to the incident gave a far different picture of what happened and left us to ask why the world is so quick to judge Israel for something that any country would do to protect it's citizens.

We have returned but G-d willing we will be there again in a few months. If you are interested in coming on the trip of a life time please contact us. Shalom David

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Jerusalem

Today we had a great day of touring and seeing the sights in the Galilee and in the Jordan Valley. It was a long day and hot but I think everyone enjoyed it. We ended the day in Qumran and then came up to Jerusalem to end the day. I can not thank G-d enough for the time here. The spiritual feeling has been wonderful and I think each person here has been deeply touched by G-d. We have been able to touch the lives of people as never before and it has been awsome. Please forgive any spelling errors I usually depend on Jean to do this and she is much better.

Tomorrow we tour the Old City and then on Tuesday evening head for home :(. It will be hard to leave but we know G-d has much more for us. Continue to pray for us. David

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Galilee

Yesterday and today were spent touring in the north of Israel. Probably one of the most impressive sights was to be in Metulla in the very most north of the country and see how close the enemies of Israel are to the civilian population of Israel. Especially give the events of the last few days with the so called mercy ships that were stopped before they got to Gaza. I would hope that each of you are praying about the situation. Tomorrow it is off to Jerusalem and will write more then.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Last Work Day

Today was a wonderful day. We finished the work in the handicapped woman house and more than the work had a glorius day of fellowship with her and some other people in her house. Physically it was a titing day but the spiritual rewards made it more than worthwhile. Tomorrow we go to do some fun things like doing the dig of the Temple Mount rubble and a visit to the Kennesit for a tour. We have a guest speaker tonight and also tomorrow night. Please continue to pray for us each day and for the little country that is the apple of G-d's eye. David

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Work

Today was a great day of work. We worked at the home of an Ethiopian woman and it was a great day. Her house looked great after we finished, white makes everything look better. We has a great Ethiopian meal and a good prayer time together. The other team also worked in the home of an Ethiopian immigrant today as well. We thank G-d for the chance to bless these people the sons and daughters of Abraham. Tomorrow we have another day of painting and then on the dig here in Jerusalem. Thank each of you who pray for us, this has been and will continue to be a blessing to these people and also to each of us. Pray for Israel as well with all the world pressure after the incident in the Med yesterday. The information that you receive there is no the whole truth. Have a good day today. May G-d bless each of you.

David

Monday, May 31, 2010

First work day

Everyone arrived safely yesterday and their luggage as well thank G-d. After a nights rest(some slept better than others) we were off to work today. One group worked in the home of an Ethiopian single mother. Fixing and repairing many broken things. The second group worked in the home of a disabled Israeli lady. Her house has not seen a coat of paint in many years. We will return to her house on Wednesday to finish. While there, at her request, we prayed for her. She has frequent battles with bladder infections and today she was not feeling well at all. She has been in a wheelchair for 28 years but continues to praise G-d for all He does for her. Tomorrow is suppose to be very hot. We will begin work in two more homes at 8:30 am and work all day. Please pray for strength and health for everyone.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shabbath

Today has been a wonderful day,quiet,peaceful and just great. For those of you who have never been in Jerusalem there is really nothing like it. Jean and I went to the Western Wall today which is always a very very moving spiritual experience. Tomorrow the group from America comes to join us and then the work begins. Pray for them as they travel. David

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Work

Today Jean and I visited with one lady we will be helping. Her name is Marsel. She is in a wheelchair and dependent on others to care for her. She lives in a dingy apartment that has not seen a coat of paint in years. She loves the L-rd and is thankful for every thing He does for her. We sat and talked until she tired and had to rest. We left in awe of her faith. There is so much she needs done in her place. Please pray that we can bless while we are with her on Monday and Tuesday. Today we have had a sharav, a sand storm
blowing in from the desert. Visibility is zero. May each of you have a great Shabbat

Monday, May 24, 2010

Made it to Jerusalem yesterday. Jean and I visited two of the work sites and met the single mothers for which we will be working. Each place needs a lot of repairs and painting. We have a couple of meetings today and then off to a show this evening. For those of you in Florida the low tonight is 50 degrees. Tomorrow is a countrywide civil defense drill which should be interesting. That is about it for now. David

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jerusalem

Today we are off to Jerusalem. We will spend the next few days checking out the worksites, will keep you posted.
We had a beautiful day today. We spent the day touring the Galilee looking for new sites to visit with the group. The weather is perfect about
70 degrees and bright sun shine. The nights have been spectacular. Tomorrow we are off to Jerusalem checking on the worksites, please continue to pray for this work trip and the people which will be coming to help. David

Sunday, February 07, 2010

We are moving toward our next trip in late May. So far we have 13 people signed up with room for 2 more. Still working on work sites, with G-d's help that will come together soon.