Dr. Daniel and Patricia Juster's
Personal Update and Prayer
Newsletter


MARCH 2019

 
GENERATIONAL TRANSFER
 
Patty: It’s funny how so many Hallmark type movies depict grown children resisting their parents' desires for them to take on the family business.  The children are usually shown as being creative and wanting to spread their wings in an attempt to find their own identity.  This often involves them moving far away from their home.  Of course, we always emotionally sided with the children as being justified in not wanting to be forced into the restrictive mold of their parents' desires.  But this narrative is a far cry from the expectations of the Kingdom where God wants, even commands, all his children to take on the family business: the business of extending his kingdom on earth and living a Kingdom life on earth as it is in heaven.  Generational continuity is expected, though of course each person uniquely and creatively lives out that expression in his own divinely led way.  What is learned in one generation is passed on to the next. I love Psalm 78 that admonishes us to teach our children the deeds, the wonders of God as well as the statutes and laws of the Lord. 
 
2 I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old— 
3 things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. 
4 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. 
5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, 
6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children
 
We are interconnected: who we are is a product of who went before us; what we do affects future generations.  We reap what we haven’t sown and we sow so that others – who follow after us – can reap.  We do not serve just ourselves.  We are to keep in mind the whole picture of what God is doing generationally.  This is why we are so keen on generational transfer in Tikkun and spend so much time teaching, equipping and training the next generation of leadership.  In order for Messianic Judaism, or any movement, to survive, there must be generational connectedness.  Scripture refers many times to “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”  By faith each of the patriarchs blessed their children with regard to their future and the promises of God and their fulfillment.  We too should do the same with regard to our own children and the promises of God.
 
Our oldest son, Benjamin, whose name means “son of my right hand,” will come on as an associate apostle in the Tikkun America Network this summer.  He truly has taken on the stature of this name, and we hope to include him more and more in these communiques.  We have always seen what we do as a family “business”: the “business” of the kingdom of God.  The Emerging Leaders conference is just one venue we are using to help us in Tikkun to implement and promote our values of generational connectedness and transfer.
EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
 
Ben: This past month, we hosted the 9thAnnual Emerging Leaders gathering for the Tikkun America network.  These started out as times of equipping and relationship building for the younger elders and senior leaders within our congregations. We would typically get 10-13 men who were in their 30s and 40s.

A few years ago, I was somewhat discouraged as I considered the landscape of Messianic Judaism in America.  So many of the visionary, pioneering congregational planters and leaders were retiring (or soon would be). Yet, I recognized the critical deficit of younger leaders to inherit the vision and carry forward the pastoring of these communities.  I felt like Elijah when he was complaining to God that, “I am the only prophet of God left”.  Not me personally of course.  But, I thought, we had so few young leaders — the Messianic movement seemed to be in a severe state of decline.

At one of our conferences in 2015, Pastor Todd Westphal (who leads a very vibrant congregation in Frederick, Maryland) and I had met to pray together about the future of the network. We talked about how important it was to engage the new generation of leadership. So, we decided to list every leader that we could within the network who was already actively serving in some leadership capacity — senior leader, elder, deacon, worship leader, home group leader and youth leader.  We were so stunned as we started to fill a spreadsheet with the names — 70 young men and women!  All of them serving actively within Tikkun congregations.  I felt that it was significant that this number was a multiple of 7,000, the number of faithful that God had hidden and who remained in the Land of Israel during Elijah’s day.

So this year was third time where we opened up the Emerge Gathering to men and women leaders and their families.  We have been alternating the location each year so that the largest number of participants can join. Over 60 leaders and 20 children attended. We even had several dear senior fathers and mothers who came to impart, equip, and minister. We believe strongly in the concept of Generational Partnership, where every age has a role in the Kingdom.  Whether young or old, we are working together and seeking to build up one another and learn from each other.  The emerging leaders themselves coordinated the event, led worship, facilitated small group discussions and shared messages and testimonies!  Please pray that these leaders continue to be faithful in pursuing God and fulfilling their calling. 

Dan: We should note that, like us, Ben is involved both in the Israel work and in the work in America.  We are thrilled to have his help here and in the United States. More will be said about our joint ministry in the future
 
With love and appreciation…Dan and Patty
 
Visit our new website at www.restorationfromzion.com 

ABOUT RESTORATION FROM ZION
 
Restoration From Zion is the International apostolic and equipping ministry of Daniel and Patricia Juster based in Jerusalem. The ministry purposes to form solid networks of leaders around the world to partner towards the restoration of five-fold ministry (Eph. 4:11-13), building up the body so that we can all advance the unity of faith for Israel and the Church.
 

Restoration From Zion is a ministry of Tikkun International, a family of several apostolic ministries led by leaders with deep historic covenant relationships and mutual accountability. In addition to many years of fruitful service in the Kingdom of God, the Tikkun International Board of Directors has had years of proven integrity in managing funds together and in each of their respective ministries. This includes audits, disclosure, and low administrative cost percentages that reflect our high standards of efficiency. For more information about Tikkun, please visit tikkun.tv.
ITINERARY
 
  • April 3-7: Dan and Ben teaching in a city-wide conference in Bergen, Norway
  • April 8: Dan teaching at Bible school in Oslo, Norway
  • April 27-29:TJCII Hong Kong
  • April 30-May 2: TJCII Tokyo, Japan
  • May 3-5:TJCII Singapore
  • May 7-9: TJCII Seoul, Korea
  • May 14: Return to the States


 

 
PRAYER REQUESTS:
 
  • Continued abundance of provision for all our related ministries in Israel and around the world   
  • Protection and grace for the staff in our home office in Frederick, MD
  • Strengthening of our family in Israel; grace and protection 
  • Increased power of the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministry
  • Grace and fruitfulness as we continue our work in Israel
  • Prayer for the apostolic/prophetic roundtable in Jerusalem this week
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