It has taken me a few days to post this blog, because life has been somewhat of a blur since my friends Edith and Maureen arrived here from Brunswick, GA:) They are staying in my dorm room with me, and we are enjoying each other's company!! Edith rented a car, and one of the first things we did was drive up to the area of the Sea of Galilee. Here you see the entry steps to our dear friends Dan and Carolyn Hinton, who live in Poriyya, a village up on a ridge above the Sea of Galilee. Inside their home here, is also a house of prayer that started in June. You that know me know I LOVE houses of prayer, so I definitely felt at home here:)
That's Dan, Edith, Carolyn, and Maureen, enjoying some breakfast together.
Here we are on a very high ridge looking straight down at the Sea of Galilee. That's Maureen, Simantov (a Messianic Jewish Believer, Edith, and Linda (Simantov's wife). We began to pray up on that ridge over the sea, the wind began to blow and raindrops fell from the sky while we were praying. It hadn't rained for the past 6 months. It was a powerful spontaneous prayer meeting.
Now we're with another Messianic Jewish couple who live in Tiberius..that's Patti - she and her husband moved to Israel from Brunswick, Ga earlier this year,'. Then there's Maureen, Edith, myself, and Linda. We adorned our hair with some pretty Israeli flowers.
From Patti's balcony you can see beautiful Sea of Galilee at dusk, and the moon above it.
We attended a Saturday morning Messianic congregation in Poriyya...that's Dan and Carolyn blowing their shofars to begin the service.
Now we're with a group of people in the very northern part of Israel, high up on a mountain looking into Syria. That's Edith praying behind the shofar blower, who is a pastor from Florida. Our mission was to pray protection over Israel from the northern borders.
Simantov is holding the banner that says "YESHUA" on the highest point of this mountain, the pastor is blowing the shofar, declaring His Lordship over Israel.
We continued to pray and worship from the heights overlooking Syria.
After coming off the mountain, we went to a nearby Kibbutz, that showed us a fascinating movie about the Yom Kippur war. It truly was miraculous that Israel won that war. The Jewish man seen here was giving and introduction to the movie. His brother fought in this war, and his father fought in the 1948 War of Independence. He was very passionate about his love for his homeland, and willingness to give everything for her.
The same Jewish man was reassured by Edith and many others that we love Israel and stand with her and the Jewish people. He was grateful, and says its so important to them to know they are not alone.
Again praying for protection of Israel's northern borders.
Here's the outside of the "Wall of Fire" house of prayer. We plan to return there perhaps in a few day to worship there again. There's a little Phillipino lady named Norma who lives there and runs the place who has invited us to return. So until we meet again!!