The world is going through intense birth pangs. We are also in the process of giving birth – to three new babies. I believe that these opportunities are worth sowing into. Here they are. Pray with us as to what God would have you do in terms of standing with us in bringing these babies into full birth.
‘Shtetl Dreams’ – our new recording
We have been working on a new musical project – nine songs, some very old, some old, some new. Four of them are in Yiddish, one in Quebecois French, one is Jewish reggae, one is a song that Rachel wrote when she was 18 with the Star of David Singers (reworked, tweaked and even better!). The Yiddish songs and lyrics have been reworked and rewritten by Avner. One goes back to Russia of the 1850’s and is performed in original pre-electric klezmer style; one goes back (the original poetry) to 350 A.D. and 1450 A.D. (the melody) with totally new words and medieval instrumentation. All of them have an intensely biblical and prophetic focus. As always, we have turned to the cream of the crop of Israeli musicians to help us flesh out our vision, as well as to some budding Messianic Jewish talent.
We have recorded over 90% of the project. After that comes mixing, mastering and production costs – close to $20,000 USD.
Translating ‘Israel the Key to World Revival’ into Polish
Avner’s foundational book (IKWR) lays out the sweep of Biblical teaching on the Jewish people, their calling and gifts, their successes and failures, their future both difficult and amazingly glorious, and their indispensable role in the establishment of world revival. Messiah’s return and the establishment of His glorious throne in Jewish Jerusalem. Avner has been teaching college and university level courses on these subjects at various Polish institutes over the past five years. He and Rachel have an appreciation and love for Poland – the historical birthplace for much creative flowering of Jewish literature, music, philosophy and art before all this was crushed by the Nazi juggernaut.
One of Avner’s Polish students (a professional translator) received a divine burden to translate this book into Polish, and another good Polish friend who has spent many years in Israel and is stellar in media and the Polish language, are cooperating on producing a user-friendly translation which could prayerfully have some influence on modern Polish believers. We feel that this is a redemptive gift to the Polish people who recently have been going through testing at an international level regarding their own hearts – both regarding blessing the Jewish people and coming to terms with the murderous tragedy which was so recently played out on Polish soil.
Costs here involve translation, editing, printing and distribution, something totaling approximately $12-15,000 USD. We believe that this is an opportunity to sow grace and truth into Polish hearts at a time of deep need.
Filming the Ezekiel 37 Institute course in English
Over the past five years we have developed the E37 Institute courses in Hebrew – a training for Israeli believers based on the prophetic vision in Ezekiel 37:1-14. We have taught this course in Hebrew three times (Jerusalem twice and once in Beersheva). The time has come to make this course available in English on the internet. My son David and I have been translating the materials into English and reworking the PowerPoint presentations as well.
We have been building a camera-friendly section of our recording studio (now half-completed), and have secured the services of a top-notch Israeli Messianic believer to do all the filming.
Costs here involve completion of the camera-friendly studio; hiring of the cameraman for the entire project; film editing and graphics/production costs. We have received one encouraging contribution so far toward this project. Funds needed to complete this project would be again in the range of $15-20,000 USD.
We encourage you to pray about these projects and to ask the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob what role and part you can play in helping us equip and reach the House of Israel, as well as reaching all those who desire to stand with the Jewish people as the shadows grow longer and the Day grows nearer.
Your prayers and support hold up our arms and are the very practical enablement of God to us in the work He has called us to do.
In Messiah Yeshua,
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