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Still Small Voice thanks you…

July 2017 We were counting yesterday, and I came to Israel first when she was just a teen at 17 years. Jay, David 9 months and I came together when she was 21, just a young maiden! Today Israel is a matron at 70, with experience and wisdom, standing among the nations in full strength. Over the years, you have looked into our lives and examined us pretty closely. It has been our privilege to make documentaries which have shown Israel’s history, many of the ongoing battles and the promises of glory. Do you consider Israel as your spiritual homeland? You have no other, but heaven itself. The more Christians identify with Israel, the more they will choose to become involved with Israelis! YES!  We are thankful that you are in that number. I have personalized this scripture to drive home just how meaningful you are to our family. We know that this will turn out for our deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Messiah. Philippians 1:19 What we want you …

Photo by Rob Bye 2016

Everyday tension is growing here, especially in Jerusalem

Brothers and sisters pray for us… 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Everyday tension is growing here, especially in Jerusalem. Security is a way of life in Israel. To go in to our local mall we pass through two security checks. We have been doing this for 20 years now. It is just a part of our daily routine, but we can sense the growing unrest and foment, and the ‘need’ the Palestinians have for conflict.  These are hard words, but sadly true! Facts on the Ground: In the last week, 10 people have died. One week ago armed terrorists exited the Temple Mount with weapons, murdering 2 young Druze police IDF officers and wounded a 3rd guarding the area, 3 Palestinians were killed. Israeli security installed metal detectors at each entrance to the Al Aska Mosque, the Temple Mount area, to insure that no more arms are smuggled inside. The Mufti said all should refuse to enter and protest until the security was removed. Tens of thousands gather in the streets to make a show of prayer, …

Message from Jay

Shalom dear prayer warriors. Love from Share Tzdek Hospital in Jerusalem. Thanks for your prayers. One week ago I had open heart surgery to achieve mitral valve reconstruction, an ablation and tweaking the inside of the atrial fibrillation area. I did not need external bypass surgery in any of my coronary arteries thank God. Hopefully, I will go home soon. I will return to the hospital 3 times a week for physio and am looking at from three to six months of rehabilitaion. I will have to learn to take things much slower. Thanks again for answered prayer. Blessings and prayers for you all. Love in The Holy One of Israel.

Still Small Voice May 2017 – Lest We Forget

This May in Israel is a time for look back and remembering our history, for pausing today to consider the price in blood paid over the land of Israel, and then to look forward and rejoice in the good promises of the Eternal Book concerning this Land of Israel and her peoples. “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again  be two or be divided into two kingdoms.”  Ezekiel 37:21-22 Hebrew Bible. This eternal word is for the Jewish people, represented by the olive tree to the left. 20 years ago we transplanted this olive tree in our garden, an ever present reminder of this verse. What promise in the Bible are you making your very own today? This spring, I found a …

April 2017 update on the health status of Dr. Jay Rawlings

Dear Friends of the Rawlings Family: Thank you for your inquiries, caring notes and of course your prayers for Jay’s well being.  Things are looking up now that it is daylight saving time, the evenings are lighter and spring is here in Israel. We are glad to be out of winter’s grip, although we didn’t get enough rain. Photo: Daniel, Jay and Josh Rawlings in Ancient Jaffa. Since last writing, Jay has been fitted with a C-PAP machine to assist his breathing at night. This device is expensive and not covered by health care. Meridel’s brother and sisters in Canada paid for it entirely. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  After being deprived of oxygen for, how long, we are not sure, Jay began sleeping deeply and restfully. He has had to work  out the kinks learning to breathe wth it, but it has become a permanent fixture in his life now. Since December Jay has been taking daily doses of several drugs to regulate his heart and thin his blood. But his …

Eternal Spring Song

Inspiration fills the air, as one breathes in the delicate perfume of the almond blossoms, while on  a nature walk. Seeing winter give way to warm sunshine and new life everywhere is down right exhilerating. “Except a seed fall into the ground and die, it abides alone!” Truer words were never spoken. Spring is the glorious celebration of new life.Thankfully, bountiful winter rains have swept over our land, which we love to call Zion; cleansing it from months of dusty grit and grime blown in from the Sahara. The weary dry, sandy brown landscape has been painted over by the Artist who owns Eternity, including the seasons. Moment by moment before our very eyes, we witness and joy to the Life springing up out of what looked like the death of fruitfulness. This January on a bitter winter day, I found two sprouted almonds that had fallen from my indigenous tree. Joyfully, I planted each in its own pot. That was just two months ago and already they are 12 inch seedlings. Enclosed find photos of this inspirational and silent awakening going on all around …