Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Growing Pains & Blessings!

His Spirit keeps moving, and hopefully we are too!

Our lives have been filled with the Father's blessings these last few months. We are encountering Him in new and amazing ways as we experience Jew and Gentile coming together in deep relationship. Tom taught two classes this semester, and the latest class -- Israel, the Church and the Last Days -- shed light on concepts that are confusing without a Spirit-Empowered Hebraic Worldview. This summer he hopes to teach his first in-depth class focused on his passion: the continuity of the Biblical covenants. The class is titled "Yeshua in the Covenants: Building a Spirit-Empowered Hebraic Worldview." Whether teaching Monday night classes, leading our small groups, preaching at our congregation, or through one-on-one conversations, the L-RD continues to emphasize the importance of understanding covenant for right relationship with Him and others. Stay tuned for exact dates and times.

We are sad to say that the Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information on the rescheduling and please let us know if you're interested in attending!
Before we moved to Israel, we "sold everything" including our home, car, and furnishings to supplement the high cost of living in Jerusalem. After we moved back, the L-RD generously supplied us with a van (which is paid off!) and a good friend has given Tom a car to "borrow" for a very extended amount of time! Tom's parents have graciously allowed us to stay in their home since we have returned. But we are confident that the L-RD's timing is here for us to find a home of our own as a base for our ministry. It's currently a 'seller's market' which is a challenge for us in our house hunt, but we continue to trust in His goodness and His provision. Please join us in prayer for the financing and purchasing of the right home in Kansas. Baby #5 comes in September and we'd love to be settled before then.
O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of G-d!
How unsearchable are His judgements and how incomprehensible are His ways!

We are constantly reminded of this Scripture, not just because of our personal testimony but from the experiences of our friends and family. We take comfort in knowing that He is incomprehensible, and so when we visited the sonographer to check on our newest little addition, we were prepared for whatever the Father had for us. Then she revealed that Baby #5 is a BOY! Perhaps we weren't quite prepared for that! He is healthy and growing well and, L-RD willing, he will join our family in September!
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory fovever! Amen!
Romans 11:33, 36

Not only are we expecting a baby in the fall, but Tom will formally continue his doctoral studies that began in Jerusalem by entering the doctoral program at The King's University in Southlake, Texas. He'll travel south three times a year to attend modular classes for the Messianic Jewish Studies Program, the only accredited Messianic Doctoral program in America. 


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