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Releasing the Sound in Israel: an informative recap of our trip to Israel

I’m just starting to think of all the things we did on our trip this year and it’s actually quite overwhelming. It wouldn’t have been unreasonable if we had spread the course of our trip over 3 weeks and not 2, nonetheless, the Lord gave our team incredible grace to do such work on a tight schedule.

To start, we all met up in Washington, DC to bond with our team and seek the Lord together before we would head out to the Holy Land. During our stay there, we were heartily sent out by the Burn DC crew, including Roger Joyner, and on another day Dick Simmons, who has long been a vigorous contender and father of intercessors in the District. The Lord really used those few days to minister to our team in a powerful way.

Our first stop in Israel would be right on top of Mt Carmel, where we spent hours a day in worship and prayer with our team and the people from the ministry there. Much of our time in those places involved intense intercession for Israel –that they may know Yeshua Ha-Mashiach (Jesus Christ) and his desire for his people; that Salvation would be clearly seen by all Jews and Muslims and everyone in the Land. On one night we went out to Haifa bay and boldly worshipped the Lord on the beach with our instruments. On another night we met up with a youth group in Nazareth where we brought the freedom of the Lord in worship as well as prayed for the kids and leaders there who have faced serious obstacles in the expression of their love for God. Altogether, we stayed in Haifa for 4 days.

Now on to Jerusalem, we arrived at Living Bread where we stayed the remainder of our trip. From here we engaged in worship every morning with the Living Bread team, which also worked to prepare our hearts for the things we would do in the day.

On multiple occasions we prayed for and encouraged the believers in the land, whether they were facing serious health problems, persecutions or working to establish prayer rooms throughout the city. Our team found it very important that we serve the believers there as they are on the frontlines paving the way for our Lord’s honor and praise.

On one night we took our instruments and worshipped in a square close to Ben Yehuda Street. To my knowledge, Ben Yehuda is, to say the least, comparable to New York City for its densely populated streets –what a perfect place to worship the Lord and proclaim His character? We were quite amazed at how much of a spectacle we were within seconds. People were literately running to take pictures and video of this crazy occurrence in the streets. We sang things like, “Now you have a purpose, Now you have a destiny, Jerusalem!” and “You were made for love!” and from the conversations sparked up with some our team members, we found out that it was pretty clear what we were doing here. This whole experience was probably my favorite on the whole trip.

As mentioned earlier, we visited a good handful of prayer rooms in the city and again worshipped the Lord with other believers. We didn’t only encourage the believers we came in contact with there, we worshipped with them as brothers and sisters accomplishing a single goal that we would seek the Lord in His temple and inquire within.

Along with everything else, we we’re graced to receive some good touring led by one our contacts there. The Lord used such things for our benefit that we could understand better His purposes in the Land to pray and act accordingly.

With everything said, we are recognizing that He has poured such grace upon us that we might understand His work there in the most pleasing way, that we may serve the ones crying out in the Land and ultimately those who are to inherit Salvation as the result of the Body’s prayers and deeds. It was truly our pleasure to join in with His work there, and even now to continue as ruthless warriors for His praise and mercy throughout the world.

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Israel Update

Whew! please excuse my delay in updating. We have been going strong with so many things and have had little to no down time

Please pray that the Lord would give us more time and the grace to accomplish the rest of our goals for this trip.

Last night our team relieved prayer room staff at a large prayer room in Jerusalem. I don’t think I’m allowed to tell much more about the place, but I will tell you how sweet the worship was. I actually slept through a great portion of the time, seeing how we were doing 8-8am, but from what I’ve heard and from the little I experienced, there was a sense of the great reality of our Lord’s cry for Israel. He is longing for Israel’s salvation -that they may know and believe in Jesus who was sent into the world to save them from their sins. I might have to let someone else tell more about the night. (Right now everyone else is sleeping because they didn’t get as much sleep as me) On another note, I was awakened by the adhan (Islamic call to prayer that occurs 5 times a day) at 3am and being where I was, I could hear a great multitude much louder than I’ve heard in our usual dwelling… to say the least, it was creepy. I prayed for the truth of God to sweep through the land and shine light on on Jesus who is Lord of All. There is no way to the God but through Jesus. (John 10)

On Monday night we took a long walk, to Ben Yehuda street where we worshipped the Jesus and boldly proclaimed freedom and life over Israel. We were singing things like “Now you have a purpose, Now you have a destiny, He made you for His glory, Jerusalem!” and “You were made for His love!” It was amazing to see how obviously foreign this was as people walking by were suddenly taking pictures and staring at us with strange curiosity. (Reader, understand that a good majority of people here are fluent in English, and from a few conversations on the street we were told it was pretty obvious what we were doing.) A few of our people had some good conversations with people walking up and there were some instances where we got to pray for people!

Those are just some of the highlights for me. Our team will be posting pictures soon which will probably work as a more detailed depiction of what we’ve done. Continue to lift us up in the next few days before we leave for home. Plans for today are to go to Bethany and worship in a church next to Lazarus’s tomb and worship with some of our friends where we’re staying later on.

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Email from Teresa

Email from Teresa to some of her intercessors on Sunday night:

Shalom praying people!

We are finally here and settling into Jerusalem, I feel like the Lord has so much for us to do here, a few things fell through but our schedule is still PACKED!

Today we are worshipin with Living Bread ministries (where we will be staying in Jerusalem) and going to the city of David to learn about the tabernacle of David being restored here in Israel! We will also be visiting the temple mount and ministering on Ben Yahuda street where we will curb side worship and hand out “free”(prophetic)art! We would appreciate your prayers for miracles and open doors to talk about Yeshua!

Please pray for traveling graces for our team, a lot of people have been getting queezy on the bus, and I actually GOT sick 20 min away from Nazareth; so far I’m the only one tho! BUT we had an AMAZING time in Nazareth with the youth there, the Holy Spirit came down and worship was a blow out! kids Russian Orthodox back ground Messianic Jews were freed to worship in dance and be joyful! The pastor was beside himself at how the Lord came on that group in the ONE night we were there!

We are releasing a sound here! Land night was our first night is Jerusalem and we had a powerful time of intercession as we sang over the City.

Tomorrow is Jericho where there are Palestinian refugee camps we will work with. Wednesday we are going to minister to the broken City of Bethany where they are suffering because of the “intifada” (uprising against Israel) that has left their community cut off from Jerusalem (and it’s jobs!) by the huge “security wall”. We are worshiping in a church next to Lazarus’ tomb and ministering to a family who are going through very hard times, the father sis sick and unable to work but he is a believer and loves Yeshua very much.

Our team is amazing, the worship leaders are powerful and relentless, EVERY ONE is prophesying to this nation and each other!

Thank you for your prayers!

His,
Teresa

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Israel Update!

Hey Everybody!

I just wanted to give a real quick update on our trip thus far and let everyone know things are going smooth!

What we’ve done so far:

  • We started out in Washington, DC to brief with our team on important things about our trip as well as prepare our hearts for the trip. We were actually sent out in the most perfect way by Roger Joyner and the Burn crew in DC as well as Dick Simmons, who has long been a father of intercessors for National government and served on Reagan’s Transition Board. We also did a “Life” Siege” in front of the Supreme Court silently praying for the ending of abortion in our nation and the turning of hearts unto the Lord.
  • We spent a whole day (and a half maybe? …still getting time changes down) in travel via airplanes, busses, and trains.
  • We were heartily greeted on Mount Carmel by an awesome group of people who serve at a hostel that we are staying at. Did I mention they greeted us with amazing food!
  • We’ve spent much time in worship and prayer with other people here and our team alone. Last night we met in a prayer room that is built into a cave. Worship has been incredibly sweet! Our team is so amazing! We are all hearing the Lord for the benefit of Israel and ourselves! There’s so much serving and so much humility -these are the things that have really blessed Teresa and I as we lead! Not to mention, we’ve felt incredible Grace for this trip! I can remember the night before we left as I was driving home and I felt such a strong sense of this Grace! The thing is, I haven’t felt like this for a long time -I’ve needed it! Praise the Lord for providing it!

That’s as much as I can remember right now! Continue to pray for our trip. The Lord has blessed our team so much, pray for more of what the Lord is doing in giving us unity and Grace! Also pray for our plans which are falling into place quite nicely. Further what the Lord is doing! For, “The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, and the earth he has given to the children of man” (Ps 115:16) and “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven and if two ask anything it WILLl be done…” (Matt 18:18-20). We need the backing and agreement of other Christians who will come into agreement with us so that we all can “loose on earth what will be loosed in heaven”, that is, that we would unleash angelic power to further the work of the Lord in this place! (see Daniel 10:10-14) Are not angels ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit Salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)

That’s all for now! We are so grateful for all of your prayers! I wish I could express the weight of our teams appreciation and joy for what the Lord is doing here!

I’m off to take my first shower in 3 days!

Shalom! 🙂

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