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Nick Parsons

Israel Advocacy Conference – Come or Watch!

           Israel Advocacy Addressing Core Issues and Improving Your Impact   Where: West Side Institutional Synagogue 120 West 76th Street New York, NY 10023 MAP IT… When: 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST 1:00 – 4:00 pm CST Register: You can contact David Ha’Ivri at david@haivri.com Click Here to Register  for Attending or Live Streaming This conference is for Leaders and Supporters of the land of Israel. You will hear the very latest International Public Diplomacy  (Hasbara) efforts by the Shomron (Samaria) leadership and US media. Find out about proven strategies to communicate the truth about Israel and why Judea and Samaria ( West Bank )  must be the main focus of Today’s Israel Advocacy! Israel Advocacy Live Streaming Nashville: HaYovel Staff are on the ground in Tennessee, ready to share fresh reports from the heartland of Israel. Governor Mesika has traveled to New York to speak on behalf of Judea and Samaria. Join us Sunday afternoon the 17th from 1:00-4:00 pm CST at: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs 700 Cool Springs to hear the conference speakers live from the West Side Institutional Synagogue in NY and be inspired to take up the torch for the Covenant Land of Israel. Check out This Article in Arutz Sheva about this historic gathering. We are all sun-kissed and grateful, with Harvest 2013 burning in our hearts. Can’t wait to hug your neck, Sherri P.S. If you are not in our area, there is still time to sign up to host your own gathering to view online in your community. Just GO HERE to... Read MoreRead More

Exciting Volunteer Wrap Up in Samaria / West Bank Israel

We were blessed to walk out Jeremiah 31:5-6 yet again as we wrapped up the harvest this year in Samaria, the Heartland of Israel, or commonly known as the West Bank Israel. We wrapped up by planting a new vineyard! “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.”  – Amos 9:13 Harvest 2013 was a smashing success. Baruch HaShem (bless the Name)! We succeeded in picking 420 tons of grapes, which will be made into about 273,000 bottles of wine! We held a celebration in the vineyard, while one of our elders had the honor of snipping the last bunch of grapes for this year’s harvest. Cheers erupted as clapping and dancing broke out.   We also had the blessing of picking olives for three days. Young and old delighted in raking the branches and climbing into the trees to reach the highest fruit. The weather was cooler by this time as we worked, sang, and fellowshiped in the shady olive grove. Several vineyard owners threw wonderful thank-you parties for our harvest family over the past few weeks. Wine, gourmet food, and speeches abounded as we realized that we are the ones being abundantly blessed – to have the honor and privilege of being a part of what God is doing on the mountains of Israel. The last of the harvesters and the staff worked together to begin packing up the camp this past week – no small task! We also took time out to play “the edification game” with the volunteers before they left, bringing verbal and public thankfulness from the heart as to how each person brought unique giftings to add to the harvest community. Tears flowed as hugs and email addresses were exchanged before each left for the airport to make their departure. In the midst of this, two Zion’s Sake speaking teams were sent out: one to New Zealand and Australia, and the other to South Africa, where they will articulate a fresh, positive, eyewitness account to these nations about the current prophetic happenings in the Land. Now that only staff and a few days remain before we leave, we will complete the jobs of sorting, scrubbing, and painting. Everything in the camp has to be organized, cleaned and stored properly to await the pruners, who will arrive in just a few months. “You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food.” – Jeremiah 31:5   We were thrilled to help Nir Lavi plant almost 7,000 new vines recently, on the ground he has been preparing for his new vineyard. “We’re just being obedient to what HaShem has told us to do,” he proclaimed. How exciting to come back next year and see for ourselves how much these vines will have grown. In just four years, these vines will be ready to harvest – Baruch HaShem! What an encouragement to our hearts to witness new life in the ground as we go back to the nations. How thankful we are to have tasted, and seen, that the LORD is good!             Tags: Volunteer in West Bank... Read MoreRead More

Best Sukkot Ever!

Voted Best Sukkot Ever! The entire team feels SOOO blessed to be a part of what is happening this year in Israel! The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) has been a particular blessing to all. The week of celebration has included lots of touring – volunteers have seen Joshua’s Altar on Mt. Ebal, Hebron, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea, Sodom and Gomorrah, and enjoyed singing the Psalms of Ascent as we went up to Jerusalem during the Feast!! At the Har Bracha community celebration, one of our volunteers, 14 year old Josiah Hilton, was allowed to speak to the group, thanking the community for allowing us to be a special part of the restoration of their land.  Click Here to read an article and watch a video posted on the Israel National News website about the event. The last great day of the Feast was spent in reading the last Torah portion, rejoicing for Simchat Torah, and singing and dancing before the Lord. In addition to all this, we have still found time to do harvesting, and the current total is a whopping 230 tons of grapes!!!! Next week will be very busy with a new group joining the group that is here, and lots more grapes to be harvested. We return to the vineyards with a song in our hearts and smiling faces, thanking God for His enduring... Read MoreRead More

Harvest Joy in the Mountains of Samaria

We are right in the middle of Israel’s Fall High Holy Day season, and the grapes are abundant and ripe! We have already harvested 131.6 tons! Last week, we celebrated the Biblical Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23) with the blowing of shofars, Hebrew Torah reading, and prayers. This weekend will be observing the Day of Atonement. Right now, our first hardworking group of 3-week volunteers is heading out, and the next group of reinforcements is coming in. These special outgoing volunteers had the privilege of being the first ever HaYovel team to harvest in the Golan Heights. On the way home, they were rewarded with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee! We are looking forward to seeing what the Lord does with this next group of 6-week folks, which includes many international harvesters from Australia, England, and South Africa! Before taking off, the 3-week group was able to “go up” for a beautiful day touring “. . . Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there” (I Kings 14:21). During their tour, they had a special treat when Moshe Kempinski, our friend from the Shoreshim shop in the Old City, took them to a magnificent viewpoint atop the Aish HaTorah building, overlooking the Temple Mount and Mount of Olives. After a full day in the city at the center of the world, including the Old City, Mount of Olives and Ben Yehuda Street, the group went back to Psagot Winery for a big going away party, where they enjoyed lots of good food, wine tasting, and several Israeli speakers and vineyard owners coming forward to sincerely thank them for their efforts in the... Read MoreRead More
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