For those of you who were wondering, my time in Jerusalem went very well. As I had mentioned in a previous post, I was representing my workplace at the Feast of Tabernacles. It was a very special time, and there are now over 100 people who have committed to pray for our hospital’s needs, who will consider giving, or have promised to tell others, their churches, and prayer groups about the need to equip the fortified hospital in Haifa.
The very first day of work after the Feast, one of the ladies received an email from a pastor’s son in Fiji. They are interested in donating beds (plural) for the fortified hospital.
Who would have thought that God would put it on the heart of people far away in Fiji to support this need? And they aren’t looking for glory, or a name on a plaque, but to simply bless Israel because that is what they see God asking them to do.
We were amazed by the countries represented at the Feast of Tabernacles. People from Fiji, the Philippines, Nigeria, Beijing, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Canada, the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Brazil… At a time when Israel is a high danger zone, with bombs being fired from the Gaza Strip onto towns in the south, and threats from the north and east, these people came, just to show that they care about Israel.
Many of the people I talked with had limited finances, but wanted to give something. Several people said they did not have any cash on them but would return to give something. When you are working in a booth trying to get donations, saying you’ll come back later to give is basically the same as politely saying “thanks, but no thanks.” So you can imagine how amazed my colleagues were when every single person who promised to come back and give did just that! What an amazing testimony to see people promising something, and keeping their promise!
I too was encouraged to meet people from all over the world, part of my extended family in the Lord. Thank you all for your prayers for my time in Jerusalem. Please continue to pray for me that I will be faithful in my work, and have God’s wisdom as I write; I’ve been asked to help with all the follow-up letters to those who visited our booth. And may all the glory go to my wonderful Heavenly Father!