Greetings from Jerusalem! Patty and I just arrived back in Israel on Monday after our flight from Kennedy Airport. It has been a good trip and seemed like we were dodging the Corona bullets from city to city. We canceled two trips and met by Zoom, but kept most of the other dates that were rescheduled from the May to August timeframe. Ben and I traveled to Phoenix together. That was an important trip. We return to Jerusalem with a new lockdown being enforced by the government. We were tested for the virus, and now we have to remain in quarantine whatever the results. Two weeks is enjoined, but I think it can be ten days if we get another test on the 9th day that is also negative. The government talks about a Corona passport which will permit people to go to gyms, restaurants and events. It looks like this is where things are going. Massive vaccination is taking place, and many will do it to get the passport. Patty and I are praying and trusting the Holy Spirit to lead us in all of this.
In the midst of this, the government of Israel has fallen, and new elections are scheduled. At the present time, the future of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister looks more tenuous than ever. Some have left his party to join a new party under Gideon Saar, the New Hope Party.
I am very enthused about our return to Israel. I have major tasks in helping our Jerusalem congregation as we come out of the Corona lock downs, and working to see a strong Bible Theological institute that is in accord with our theological values for training leaders. Then we are to serve the new Tikkun Israel fellowship of congregations in Israel. My roles are not in organizational leadership but mentoring, encouraging and sharing the wisdom of a life time of leadership. We appreciate your continued support for both generations of the Justers. Ben as well, as he is continuing in his role in supporting Tikkun Global and seeing an alignment of the Church with the restored remnant of Israel. Resourcing the works in the Land is a major part of the vision or our ministry. Meanwhile I do feel compelled to say something about the recent US election so my supporters might gain some sense of where I am. If you disagree, please be forgiving. This is being included as an appendix to this letter (at the very bottom of this email) if you desire to gain my perspective at this time.