Bob O'Dell

Gidon’s Perspective on the West

At the Jerusalem Channel Passover Convocation, Gidon Ariel answered a question about how he views America and the Western World. He gives a candid perspective on terrorism, immigration, moral decline, politics, protest and hope.

First Ever Celebration of Joshua’s Crossing

Root Source just captured another “first” in Israel. In this video at Qasr Al Yehud, Gidon Ariel describes the first-ever Jewish celebration of Joshua’s crossing of the Jordan river on Nissan 10, just five days before Passover. This site is also historic because it was the place where John the Baptist performed his baptisms, including the …

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How Do We Pray for Elections?

Root Source interviews Dave Butts of Harvest Prayer Ministries with his recommendations about how to pray for upcoming elections around the world. In addition Dave tells the story of how his father introduced him to Israel:  “David come here! I want to show you something!”

Prediction Update: Are We Peaking or Not?

When we wrote Israel FIRST!, we agreed to hold ourselves accountable regarding predictions made, which were listed in Appendix B of the book. Some of those predictions involved the financial peaks of nations. The primary long-term financial predictions we made in Summer 2015 were: The United States is a nation that is peaking and has …

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Merv and Merla on the Christian Embassy Idea

Merv Watson had the original idea to start a Christian Embassy in Jersualem. Today the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ) is one of the largest Christian ministries in Israel. Here is the story of how it came about. This concludes our four-part interview of Merv and Merla Watson. Thank you for sharing your lives …

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Merv and Merla Invite You to Dinner

Merv and Merla Watson open their home on Shabbat and invites tourists and guests to join them for their celebration. You are invited to join them and to stay at their home. Watch for details.  

Merv and Merla – Create New Rosh Hashana Celebration

Merv and Merla Watson talk about their latest adventure – celebrating Rosh HaShana (the New Year), also called Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets). Hearing this story for the very first time, Gidon then weighs in on what this might mean. We are excited to break the news of what happened and to consider together …

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Gidon’s Light-hearted God-Stories

At the end of a long week of work, Gidon told Bob a story of something that happened to him in Jerusalem a couple months back. Bob ran and got the video camera and captured Gidon telling three or four of his favorite stories. Length: 9:19

Gidon at WOW 2016 – Q&A

  In concluding part 3, Gidon Ariel takes questions at the Christine Darg Watchmen on the Walls conference 2016. Questions addressed are concerning (1) tie between Blood Moons and the positive increase in Jewish Christian relations, (2) how Christians can be sensitive to Jews, and (3) Earthquakes in Israel.

Gidon at WOW 2016 – Part II

In Part 2, Gidon speaks about the connection between the word “Judah” and the word “hand”. He also shares what his hope is regarding the Temple Mount in this “Jubilee Year” and answers whether it will be built by God or by man.