It was in early December of 2005, as we brought our first tour group to an underprivileged children’s home in Tiberias, Israel, when my heart would be radically touched and my life would be unalterably affected. As we were distributing Hanukkah gifts to these beautiful poor children (some of whom didn’t know when their next hot meal would be served), I heard the still small voice of the Lord whisper a familiar passage of scripture to me, “Inasmuch as you’ve done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you’ve done it to me.” It was then and there that I made myself totally available to Him where Israel was concerned and trusting that He’d unfold what it was that I should do next.
Since that momentous day, the Lord has graciously and gradually been revealing to me that there is a clear and distinct call on my life where Israel is concerned. Although this was the furthest thing from my mind before that day, it’s something that I’m joyfully embracing now as the Lord continues to unfold His plan for my life. That plan includes the following: (1) leading annual trips to Israel (2) financially supporting believers in the Land (both Arab and Jew) (3) speaking at local churches, congregations, and conferences and (4) raising awareness, wherever we go, of the ‘one new man’ message.