Back in Israel
Patty: Now we are back in Israel and once again our re-entry was a little bumpy. It seems that we would get used to it by now and be prepared, but alas, we usually get blind-sided. Please continue to pray for God’s wisdom for how we can build strategically together in unity. Each ministry in the Land is intensely trying to survive which leaves little time for them to build together trans-congregationally. We want to work towards multiplication of congregations and establishing the prophetic/apostolic in the Land but this takes more spiritual power.
We had a surprise when we came home. Our precious daughter and her family have decided to move out and have even found an apartment just down the street. We all thought that our living arrangement was permanent but God had other plans. For two years our daughter, Rebecca, has been such a blessing and enabled me to get healed enough so I can take on the normal tasks of shopping, cooking and laundry. And they were blessed as we provided a safe haven for them and the ability to save up some money so they can be launched on their own. It is really for the best as now Dan and I can once again entertain couples in our home. We can even have young people live in our home in a mentoring arrangement. We love to disciple in this way and have been taking in people for almost all our married life. However, this change brings with it a bitter/sweet dimension. I am really going to miss the companionship of my daughter! And when I think of all the gourmet meals we will be missing out on…oy vey! What is the sweet part? Now I get back some cupboard space and my kitchen counters will be clean once more. But give me back the chaos any day as I will truly miss having my grandchildren and family under my feet.
Dan: As we resume our mentoring of young adults in our congregation, we note that one of the most important things is teaching the kind of devotional life where people are enabled to walk in the joy of the Lord. The word says the joy of the Lord is our strength. Life in Israel can be grueling. Without the joy of the Lord, it is very difficult. The joy and presence of Yeshua gets us through the trials of life. Pray for us as we seek to see this established in every member.
In the Messiah’s Love and Service,
Dan and Patty Juster