Beit Yeshua

2011 - Part 5
October to December




Israel Trip

Highway to Zion

Dr. Peter Wyns
"An Arab Spring"


Coats for
Israel through
Vision For Israel






















































































































Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 


Isaiah 40:1-5
“Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God.  “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity has been removed, that she has received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.”  A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.   “Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; and let the rough ground become a plain, and the rugged terrain a broad valley;  Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”


Israel Trip 2011

Beit Yeshua joined with Highway To Zion for a 2011 trip, tour and Sukkot Celebration in Israel.  For many in the group, this was their first trip to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel).  Cathy Hargett of Highway To Zion in Charlotte, NC, planned and organized what turned out to be a WONDERFUL trip.  With only 20 in the group, we moved quickly from place to place and had a 12-day experience (October 12 - 23)that was packed as we traveled from the Sea of Galilee & the Golan Heights in northern Israel, to Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Masadda and the Dead Sea.

The 2011 Israel Tour Group

(Top Row) Pamela Chris, Danny, Doug, Jeff
(2nd Row) Paul, Joyce, Curtis, Lynda, Gloria, Doug, Chuck, Duke
(Bottom Row) Susan, Rita, Melissa, Carolyn, Brittany, Cathy, Myrl, Janice
(Kneeling) Eytan


The Eastern Gate in Jerusalem's Old City



To See All the Photos From the Entire Trip, Check Out the Links Below
Day 1 - 12 Oct 2011 Day 7 - 18 Oct 2011
Day 2 - 13 Oct 2011 Day 8 - 19 Oct 2011
Day 3 - 14 Oct 2011 Day 9 - 20 Oct 2011
Day 4 - 15 Oct 2011 Day 10 - 21 Oct 2011
Day 5 - 16 Oct 2011 Day 11 - 22 Oct 2011
Day 6 - 17 Oct 2011 Day 12 - 23 Oct 2011

Highway To Zion Assembly

On Friday, November 12th, Highway To Zion had their final assembly for 2011 and Beit Yeshua was there to show their support.  Cathy Hargett hosted the evening; Steve & Laurie Martin, of Love For His People, lead praise & worship; Curtis Loftin, from Beit Yeshua, lead Israeli Folk Dance; and Dr. Peter Wyns, of Antioch International Church, was the guest speaker for the evening.
Cathy greets everyone and welcomes them to the assembly
Steve & Laurie lead praise and worship
Dancing "Zemer Atik" ...
... and other Israeli Folk Dances
Jeff coordinates the words for the songs
Cathy invites Paul to share about the recent trip to Israel
Dr. Peter Wyns shared a wonderful message - "An Arab Spring"
Dr. Peter Wyns
Dr. Peter Wyns' message was awesome.  I managed to record about 35 minutes of the message.
To see the videos, follow the links below:
Dr. Peter Wyns Part 1 (10:45) An Arab Spring
Dr. Peter Wyns Part 2 (9:17) An Arab Spring
Dr. Peter Wyns Part 3 (10:18) An Arab Spring
Dr. Peter Wyns Part 4 (3:09) An Arab Spring
Dr. Peter Wyns Part 5 (0:59) An Arab Spring
To learn more about Highway To Zion, CLICK HERE

Hanukkah Celebration

Beit Yeshua met on Friday evening, December 16, 2011, to celebrate the Biblical festival of Hanukkah - also called the Feast of Dedication - and to share photos from our recent Sukkot trip to Israel.  About 50 friends from Beit Yeshua, Covenant and the community joined us for the rainy December evening.  The shofarot were sounded, Hanukkah candles were lit, blessings were said over Shabbat candles as well as the bread and wine, and everyone sang the Sh'ma.


Gid led the group in praise & worship, joined by Adam on bass and Tim on the drums
Israeli Folk Dancing is always part of the evening
Chuck told the story of Hanukkah
To see the video of Chuck telling the story of Hanukkah - CLICK HERE
Guests listened as Chuck shared
Thirteen people from Beit Yeshua joined with Highway to Zion for the 2011 Sukkot Trip to Israel.
The majority of the evening was used to share photos of the October trip.
Curtis & Doug shared information about the various sites the group visited
as photos were shared through the overhead projection system.
The following photos were from:
Mount Arbel, Capernaum, Caesarea Maritima
Jerusalem, The Eastern Gate, Masadda
To see all the photos from the trip - CLICK HERE
Joyce, Rita and Melissa who we met for the first time on the Israel trip
were there to enjoy the evening
Joyce closes the evening with prayer
The evening concluded with a time of Oneg - food and fellowship
A special thanks to David for working with sound

Coats For Israel

In the winter of 2009 - 2010 Beit Yeshua was approached with a gift of $15,000 worth of coats for the needy in Israel.  It didn't take long for us to realize that Vision For Israel would the best distributor of these coats.  In late 2009 the coats were inventoried and by early 2010 Beit Yeshua had moved the coats to the Vision For Israel warehouse in Charlotte, NC. Once in Charlotte, Doug, Paul, Chuck and Barry helped Timmy package the coats in boxes to be shipped to Israel.

Timmy Bryant models two of the coats



Paul packs some of the coats in boxes

Unfortunately it takes time and finances to move large crates of merchandise into Israel.  Israel has limitations and restrictions on the type and amount of merchandise that can be shipped into the country to humanitarian aide organizations like Vision For Israel.
After almost two year, the coats have been are heading out to Israel.

The large boxes are crated and wrapped in plastic for shipping ...


... then loaded on a truck to be sent to the airport and on to Israel



Please consider giving financially to one of the many humanitarian aide organizations in Israel

Here are two of several that we support:

Vision For Israel

Christian Friends of Israel


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