Our chavurah has almost completed viewing the 13 part video series “End Times Today,” by WalidShoebat. It is based on his book, “G-d’s War On Terror.” Mr. Shoebat was a former PLO terrorist, but has now become a believer in Yeshua. His insights are quite profound. Once this series is completed our chavurah plans to study the book by John Hagee, “Four Blood Moons.”
HaMishpacha Steve & Etta Caldwell
Our Chavurah, consisting of young married couples with young families, continues to meet at the Bluesteins every other Sunday at 5PM. The Bluestein hosted the couples and families for “Thanksgivingchah” so all could enjoy food, fellowship and give thanks to HaShem together.
Ha’Aretz Nancy & Larry Rothstein
Ha’Aretz has not been very busy the last few months, due to the trip to Israel in December. In October, we met at the Moore’s to watch “The Miracle of Israel”. It was a movie about the history and creation of Israel. We didn’t meet in November or December. Many of us were on tour in Israel from December 7-17th, 2013.
In January, we met at the Rothstein’s house to have a Skype interview with Cookie Schwaeber-Issan, managing director of the Makor Ha Tikvah Messianic Day School in Jerusalem. It was quite informative. She shared that her school was delivered from bankruptcy by G-d’s provision when she became the director several years ago. The school is currently waiting to hear from the Education Department to see if the school will receive licensure for their school. The next step is recognition and funding, something the school desperately needs.
The next meeting will be at the Cohen’s house for Ha’Aretz.
In February 2010, Ohev began its outreach to the Prince William Adult Detention Center in Manassas, Virginia where it ministers to the men and women of the MIND Dorm and WIND Dorm. These Dorms are for those men and women of the Facility who have purposed to be men and women In a New Direction. It is with steadfastness, determination and joy that we celebrate four years of continuing with the work of ministering in this endeavor as our Father in Heaven has put on our hearts to do and we continue to endeavor to be good stewards in carrying out the Scriptures set forth in Matthew 25:31-46 as it pertains to going to the prisons. There are ten of us who are actively participating in the Jail Ministry chaplaincy.
In ministering to the MIND Dorm men, we convene in the room wherein they spend all or most of their time. It is a room with beds, phones, and a television. There are approximately 32 men in the section of the MIND Dorm to whom we render teachings. Unlike this setting, until very recently, when we ministered to the WIND Dorm women, we convened in a small room where we met with from 6 to 12 women. We now convene in the WIND Dorm room where the women, like the men, spend most or all of their time. There are approximately 25 women in the WIND Dorm so we give praise and thanksgiving to G-d that we now get to minister to a larger number of women.
We had shared with the men and women our excitement about going to visit the land of Israel and collected from them a total of fifty prayer requests, including several from the Prison Guards. They were, of course, very excited to see the many pictures of the sites we saw and visited. We recently shared with them a DVD of the many pictures which were taken as well as a CD of the Israel trip discussions which were shared with our Ohev congregation as part of our Beit Midrash education program. So they got to see the Kotel (The Western Wall) at which we took their prayer requests. They saw the many other pictures which captured the beautiful scenery of the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River where John the Immerser baptized Yeshua, the Garden Tomb, which is the possible burial site of Yeshua, the mountainous regions, the beautiful trees and rows of bananas and date palms and also the beautiful snow which fell in Jerusalem, to mention a few. We also shared with them wonderful DVD’s about The Holy Land Revealed and the Galilee Experience, which gives an excellent accounting of the history of the land of Israel, including the many conquests that have taken place over the Land throughout history.
We also shared with them teachings on Faith, Prophecy, The Ark of the Covenant (Where is it Located)? and many Biblical teachings from Scripture on the importance of having a relationship with Yeshua and drawing close to Him.
The Ohev Choir recently sang a new piece during services entitled “Ani Hu,” words written by Judith Cohen and music by Art Cohen. Art is currently preparing new music for the choir: “Ki L’olamChasdo.” based on Psalm 136. The melody is attributed to R. Kosakoff with a recurring refrain of “His mercy endures forever.” We also plan to revisit some old favorites such as “Shir Ha-Ma’a lot,” and for Purim, the choir plans to sing “UtsuEtsa.”
Art and Judy Cohen
We have six teams headed by Tracy McDonald, Sharon Waggoner, Lauren Duewer, Eric & Willetta Lee, Sherry Moore and Fabiola Sanders. These teams do the work of setup, cleanup, and serving of the Oneg Shabbat each week. If you are new and have not been assigned, please see Sherry Moore (703-627-7992) to be placed on a Ozrim Team.
The schedule is now available on our website!
February 1 – McDonald
Postcard from Israel
Ohevites and friends enjoying the rare sight of snow in Jerusalem during their Winter Classic Tour in December.
For Information on Tours to Israel
Contact Sherry Moore