Can you imagine your entire family being killed in the Holocaust? Can you imagine being raised in a home that worships satan and lives by witchcraft? Can you imagine your little brother being greatly injured by a terrorist bomb? These are just some of the many stories we have heard from people that we helped forgive, that through forgiveness were set free. Yesterday, after 11 hours of personal one-on-one coaching we were filled with great joy because of the victory we witnessed. “I had no idea I would experience this level of peace! There are no words!”
Our gracious hostess for the last 6 nights has been Zehava. Her story is one that can do nothing but build the faith of anyone who will listen. She is truly an evangelist pointing everyone to Yeshua as the Messiah. Now she carries the message of Forgiving Forward. “I feel this message as part of me. It’s big in me. I want to help people get free because most Jews are burdened with great pain. They don’t know they must forgive.”
This afternoon we recorded two radio shows. Our friend Orna interviewed us for her show—a new opportunity for her, a dream realized—to spread the message of the Gospel throughout Israel. God works in mysterious ways…Our sound engineer, Elad, has a brother who was the victim of a terror attack. His story was reported internationally. At the celebration for Purim, a “gift” was sent to his house, which was actually a bomb. You may remember this story. As Elad was busy engineering our interview, God impressed upon us to give him a Forgiving Forward book to share with his parents. What a privilege to bring peace to a very difficult situation.
We ended our day this evening speaking at a Messianic congregation in Rishon, LeZion. How fun to worship with many nationalities. Mickey Yaron, the pastor and translator, has quite a testimony—first-born son of Holocaust survivors. The vision God gave him for his congregation is one of “Unity & Diversity.” They have about 15 different nations represented in the body of Christ there. As he described, “Love” is the cement that holds them together, unity amidst diversity. What a beautiful thing to be part of the body of Christ that is unified and yet diverse in culture. A privilege to experience.