“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.“ Matthew 5:16
We are called to be a light in the darkness, and to light the way for others to experience connectedness with God through worship, prayer, & the Word.
Worship & Prayer | From the beginning of our relationship the Lord called us into the place of worship & prayer. We fell in love with the atmosphere of worship, prayer, & unity that existed in the place many call the “House of Prayer.” We grew in our personal relationships with God as we discovered spontaneous worship, how to sing our prayers to Him, and how to sing the Word. We are now calling many into this lifestyle of living the first commandment through worship and prayer. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, and with and all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” (Matthew 22:37 ESV) We are taking the tools we have gained over the years to raise up worshippers & intercessors in some of the hardest & darkest places in the world.
The Word | In our younger years we discovered the Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Greek, & Aramaic. This filled us with a zeal to understand the Bible in its original context. This zeal brought us to the land in which the Bible writes about, Israel. We have gained deep insight and understanding in Biblical Hebrew & Jewish culture since we have been here. With this knowledge we want to inspire and draw the Body of Christ into an understanding of Biblical Hebrew and the roots that have shaped our faith today. We are currently in the early stages of developing a website called HearHebrew.com, an interactive learning & resource center for Biblical Hebrew.
A Light in the Darkness | God has filled our hearts with deep compassion and love for the poor, oppressed, and hurting in this world. Our greatest desire is to see people touched by God in these dark places. Since March 2011, war has desecrated Syria. According to World Vision, “hundreds of thousands of people have died, 5.1 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, and 6.3 million Syrians are displaced within the country. Half of those affected are children.” Upon hearing about the Syrian refugee crisis, we felt the Lord showing us that this is the harvest field for our generation. Thousands are seeking Jesus as the only true way to the Father. In the midst of one of the greatest tragedies the world has seen, people are being filled with a peace, hope & joy that surpasses understanding. And it’s all because of Jesus! We have and continue to participate in many outreaches to the refugees. We also are dreaming of a project to send educational resources (books, teaching materials, musical instruments & art supplies) into Syria.