Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our April Update





Old and New

Building and Re-building in KC

Our trip from Israel to Kansas City was memorable and successful -- flying through Moscow with an infant and 8 carry-ons for a total of 36 hours can only happen with the grace of G-d!

Now that we've gotten situated and adjusted to the reverse culture shock (sort of) we're turning our attention to the reason the L-rd called us back to Kansas City -- to establish a Messianic Discipleship Bible School. There is much to do: working with a designer to create a logo that captures the essence of the school; creating a website with original and informative content; maintaining our current financial support; raising the additional funds necessary to launch the school; and developing curriculum and projects for the discipleship school. The L-rd continues to confirm and encourage us as we are now on track for accreditation with a dynamic university that offers a complete Messianic Jewish Studies degree (more details soon)!

One of the key elements of the school is imparting a Holy Spirit-empowered Hebraic worldview. In order to do this we are praying specifically for our leadership team -- teachers, musicians, intercessors, and shepherds. We're praying for people who have the spiritual and physical gifts necessary to impart the foundations of the faith while also helping each student realize their specific gifts. Please pray that the right people, location, finances and curriculum will come together to launch this fall!

If you missed our last newsletter, with an overview of our ministry in America, click right here!

Yeshua's Passover

Join us for a Seder on the First Night of Passover

Throughout winter in Israel there are always flowers and plants growing, because it doesn't get as cold as it does in the midwest. Back here, though, the first little green buds push their heads through the ground to show us that spring is on its way -- and we all rejoice! The new life we see in the springtime reminds us that Yeshua is the Resurrection and the Life.

One thing we learned from our time in Jerusalem is that not only are the seasons different, but each family does their Seder differently. Last year, in keeping with Persian tradition, we hit each other with green onions! This year we're excited to celebrate the faithfulness of G-d and the ultimate sacrifice of His Son Yeshua with our family and friends in Kansas City. We're inviting you to join us for a Seder on the first night of Passover, Monday, April 14th at 6 PM. Because the evening involves a special meal we are suggesting a minimum donation of $15. Space is limited so please RSVP by Friday, April 11th, at the latest. Please Email Leah at for more details and to reserve your place at the table. We look forward to seeing your faces as we taste and see that the L-rd is good! 

Financial Need

Before we moved to Israel we sold our van and our home, sure of His call on our lives. While we were in Jerusalem He blessed us with a wonderful apartment and a great location near the train. Public transportation is very convenient within the city. KC is very different from Jerusalem because public transportation is not very accessible. We quickly realized we needed a car in order to do basic daily tasks and ministry. After much searching we found a reliable used van to accommodate our growing (hopefully) family! Please consider donating money specifically toward our vehicle as we still need about $5,000 to pay for the van. We know that He will continue to take care of our financial needs as we move forward with establishing the Messianic Discipleship Bible School. 

Break Bread With Us

Throughout the last two years the L-rd used you, our faithful supporters, to allow us to be in Jerusalem -- studying, connecting and spreading the love of Yeshua. We need your continued support as well as many more partners who believe in the importance of discipleship and Israel. Our plan is to meet with all of you to catch up on life -- a lot has happened for all of us -- and to impart more of the vision of our school. There's nothing like sitting down to a meal, or a cup of coffee, and sharing life together and we're looking forward to it. So let's set up a time  -- we have Tuesday and Thursday evenings specifically set apart for breaking bread (or not if you're gluten free)-- and other times if these nights won't work. Please send us an email or give us a call soon!

Tom -- 913-645-8814
Leah -- 913-645-8108

We want to say a huge THANK YOU! Our time in Israel was blessed because of your support and encouragement. And our next step is very exciting! If you haven't yet partnered with us we would also love to sit down and share more of the vision for our school so you can share in what G-d is doing. Join with us in rooting lives in the Truth of the Living G-d and His Son, Yeshua!

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