What is the main focus of your activities today?
Sharing Family Stories of Jewish Pioneers, Supporting Small Businesses in Judea and Samaria, and Holocaust Education
How long have you been doing that?
What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?
Our business and ministry, Blessed Buy Israel, has been able to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars in products from small businesses in J&S for resale to people around the world. My wife and our five sons travel an average of 40,000 miles a year across the US, sharing with thousands of people in churches, synagogues and small groups, telling the story of the Geulah and about the Jewish families living out the promises given to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob
We have also joined hands with the Nations’ 9th of Av planning team, where my sons and I are working to make this a life changing event for Christians and Jews around the world.
How did you get to where you are today?
Being willing to break out of the box of tradition and peer pressure to seek the HaShem with an open heart no matter where that leads.
What is your “testimony”?
My life is a continual journey to know the God of Israel. Growing up as a Lutheran and studying the bible in School, I have always had a heart for the Jewish people and Israel. It was not something I was taught, but something HaShem revealed to the spirit He placed with in me. I’ve walked with many diverse groups within Christianity, but it was my study of Pesach that revealed to me that there was so much more to HaShem than I had learned from within Christianity. This ignited a fire in my heart to learn and grow in my understanding of the God I believed in and worshiped. The passion for “Truth” has guided me for the past 30+ years, leading me back to the roots of my faith, and bringing my family with me on that journey. Today, our hearts desire is to walk alongside our Jewish brothers & sisters and make aliya together, giving honor to HaShem’s firstborn son (Israel) and helping him to take possession of his inheritance.
What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
I believe that HaShem is lifting the veil off the eyes of many Christians around the world and we are beginning to see the Jewish people through God’s eyes as the bearers of His covenant promises and the vehicle through whom the Messiah and Geulah will be brought to the world. Christianity is starting to recognize how we have trampled and desecrated God’s name by the way we have treated the Jewish people, and we are taking steps to heal those wounds, tearing down walls of mistrust and building bridges of cooperation and respect, walking into the future together.