Ivalene and I are honored to be part of the Caleb Company team ministering in Israel October 28 through November 8, 2017.
On the trip, led by â€œPapaâ€ Don Finto and Tod McDowell, we will connect with some of the Messianic ministries we know from our long-term relationship with Don and Belmont Church. We will participate in outreach with local ministries to â€œthe least of theseâ€.
We will also meet and minister to Holocaust survivors and tour throughout the Land with a professional guide.
This trip has more of a â€œstrategic ministryâ€ purpose than our usual â€œteachingâ€ missions trips. We are going to serve, learnÂ and build relationships. Iâ€™ll do some worship leading, but weÂ are not featured content providers. (Weâ€™ll see though, the Lord always has creative and un-anticipated ways He uses us!)
This trip is meaningful to me on several levels.
First, it has been a long-time â€œdreamâ€ to visit Israel with Don Finto, who has great passion and expertise in reaching the Jewish people, has such a robust and prophetically solid theology for connecting the modern church with the purposes of Israel, and who has been a primary spiritual mentor, pastor and friend to us for over 30 years.Â Don, at age 87 is still going strong, but itâ€™s reasonable to think there will not be too many more such opportunities. This year, it was a greatÂ honor for me to produce his latest audiobook, â€œPrepare For The End Time Harvestâ€.Â It will be an immense blessing to experience the Holy Land with him and Caleb Company.
Second, while on my missions trip last NovemberÂ 2016 in Ukraine, in the city of Laviv,Â I had a revelation, and very clearly felt the Holy Spirit explain why it was important for me to first go to Ukraine, get a feel for some Russian, and learn the Jewish history of Eastern EuropeÂ before I was to go Israel. While I was there, I very clearly felt I was to go to Israel, preferably with Ivalene and with Don, if there was any way it could be pulled off.
Third, did I ever tell you I was Jewish? Yup, I alwaysÂ knew my great-grandmother as Jewish, and though my grandmother was bornÂ Jewish, she later accepted Jesus as her savior. Now, there is a whole lot more I could say about my Jewish DNA and how the Holy Spirit has prophetically spoken to me throughÂ that, but that will be another article.
Fourth, Israel is where WORSHIP ORIGINATED! Wow, Iâ€™m so excited to go there.
Prayer & Support Requests:
- First, Ivaleneâ€™s father is in ill health. If something changes it could be extremelyÂ disruptive. We trust the Lordâ€™s ways and timing in all this, and we have trip insurance. Pray for supernatural peace for Ivalene and her family.
- Pray for God to use us to minister powerfully, effectively and strategically.
- Ask for protection and good health for all the traveling and upon our return. (Please pray for us October 27 through Nov 13.)
- This trip is expensive! About $8900.00. Weâ€™ll need to do more fundraising for our 2018 missions projects and trips. We are so grateful for our generous ministry friends and partners! Contributions are always needed and appreciated.
We will post updates, praise and prayer reports on this private Facebook group. Just click to join! (How cool is that?)
These updates are the most fun and best part of partnering with us. Iâ€™ll post pictures, videos and the latest info. Itâ€™s almost like you are there. Join our Intercessors Facebook group!
Rob Still Ministries,Â aÂ 501c3 Tennessee non-profit organization, is how we raise funds for our trips and donates books, instruments, and other resources. If you would be interested in helping support our missions activities, you canÂ make a tax-deductible donation here.
We serve â€œthe least of theseâ€. Their financial need is great and there are many difficulties for our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. We raise our own support and pay our own travel and expenses. Our work â€“ and theirs â€“ is only possible with Godâ€™s grace and your partnership. So, thank you so much for your prayers and financial support! God is changing lives for his glory through our missions projects. We can not go without the help of friends like you!
Thank you and God bless you!