1st September 2021

Shalom!

In the name of Yeshua. Blessings to you and your family from our Heavenly Father. We are so grateful for your gifts, prayers, and supporting our hands serving here in Israel.

We are thrilled to share with you some exciting events that took place in July 2021.

In our Music and Art School, after a challenging school year, we arranged a final concert on July 8th. The past year was not easy, with several lockdowns, but the children continued to study online using Zoom and Skype, as well as in-person lessons later on. As the students performed exceptionally well, the parents were overwhelmed with joy, and the teachers were bursting with pride. We are so grateful to God for His mercy and grace with so many difficulties during the past year. Let us remind you that this ministry is aiming to help children from low-income families to develop their talents in music and arts, and to learn about the beauty of God through creativity. Presently, we mentor about 90 children from the neighboring areas of our community.

On July 13th, we had the privilege to organize a festive dinner and concert in our building for those who have been through the horrors of the Holocaust. We expected 50 people, but due to the heat, about 40 people attended the event. We were moved by how God touched them. They enjoyed the delicious food, and they listened with admiration as children from our Music School performed their pieces and shared what they had learned throughout the school year. Many of these elderly people are over 85 and have gone through "hell on earth." And our part in all of it is prayer and some help in the healing process for their inner wounds.

As we wrote earlier, in mid-June 12 people were ready to be baptized, all of which are labors of fellowship and patient discipleship from our elders and leaders. Even with the encouraging political policy of "keeping a distance because of the pandemic," the Lord continues to add those saved to the congregation! These people join home groups and are growing spiritually. We humbly listened to their wonderful testimonies during our last Kabbalat Shabbat service on July 23rd.

Due to skyrocketing prices in hotels in Israel, and with practically no option to fly abroad, people here have little opportunity for holidays and rest. Please join us in PRAYER for spiritual renewal for everyone at the "Return to Zion" congregation. We trust in His grace.

We appreciate your partnership and friendship. May peace and protection from the Lord God be upon you and your loved ones.

Restoring & proclaiming the faith in Yeshua in Israel!

With love and respect,


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