Israel Tour2012 Testimonies
Before I went on the tour, I asked Abba for a specialencounter with Him in Israel. During the tour I had wonderful anointings, butthen during the tour His Glory Light also showed me areas in my life I had todeal with. It made me realise I have to ask Holy Spirit to help me die in selfmore. Abba used this tour to show me everything is not always about self. I looked around me and saw a lot of humbleness and love, especially fromRetha and Mervis and ouma Bessie, always giving an ear to someone or hug or apush to help me when sometimes the legs got tired climbing out the hills. Ithink that is what will stay with me from this tour. The love and joy andcaring for each other. It is all about serving each other. I really really missthat now. So yes, I did get my special encounters and so much more! I amlooking forward to next year's tour.
After mywife returned from Retah’s 2011 Israel trip, the first words out of her mouth were,I have to accompany her next year!
Initially Isaid: “We’ll see! What, with financesetc.” I believe she did a great deal of praying for me to get the Lord tosoften my heart and agree, which dually happened sometime in the middle of2012.
Right! Sowe are now going. Information started coming through regarding the trips itinerary.I started following up with searches on Google and reading other info given tome by my wife. Hezekiah’s Tunnels!!!!! Panic!!!! “Do we have to go undergroundon this tour” I asked. Having suffered with claustrophobia for many years ,I found myself anxious about thepossibility of going into small spaces, I was already telling myself I won’t goin there and told my wife she was not to place any pressure on me in thisregard!
You will notice that leading up to the trip it was me! Me! I! I!
Monday the 19th November we all meet. I found myself judging– judging each person’s character in the group. On the plane and away we go!After arriving it’s off to Mount Carmel and the story of Elijah slaying theBaal Prophets. We gather in a group and Mervis starts a worship session amidststrangers and I feel uncomfortable at least initially. Retah has told us toopen your hearts to the Holy Spirit – let Him in – start to feel Israel and thelord presents, 5 minutes I found myself , eyes closed facing upwards handlifted , asking Holy Spirit to come to me – the sun warm in my face .The breezefelt as if the Lord were breathing on me. I felt His presence there on thatmountain. I didn’t care if people were staring at me. It’s not about them, it’sabout Him, and we are here for Him! I and Me, it’s gone! That was my firstgreat moment and early in the trip. I had to mention this to my wife andfriends, it was a spiritual experience! I have never lifted my hands in worshipbefore – but it came so easily!!!!
On we move with the trip, my next experience was the Cistern system atMegiddo. I remember telling Tanya and Harry – Tunnels! I don’t like tunnels. Once again I asked HolySpirit to come to me, quietly in my head. Down we went once on the bottom Ifelt calm and relaxed and I walked through with ease. I’m out on the otherside, legs a bit wobbly – chattering like a chip monk and boring Lior – I haveno doubt. Ben and Ingrid came up to me and expressed their astonishment that Ihad gone through the tunnel. Piece of cake I replied. (Again, I and me!)
During the trip Retah told us on numerous occasions “open your heart tothe Holy Spirit, surrender your fears, make space for Holy Spirit to fill thosevoids in your heart” I heard these words and started asking again Holy Spiritenter my heart. Lying in bed at night I would lift my hands and ask Holy Spiritto come to me - Help me with my ordeals that lay ahead of me – The tunnels thatlay ahead.
Then the day came to visit Masada. Ben said he was going to walk it, soI said I would too! Without a second thought off we went. Retah, Janine,Mervis, Ben, Henriette and myself. The girls set a hard pace and it wasn’t longbefore I realized I was over exerting myself. About halfway I stopped, and toldthe others I could not go on – fine they agreed I must do what I am comfortablewith. Henriette, agreed to stay with me. We rested for a few minutes and I soonfelt better. Should I go down or up? Up was a long steep route. I asked theLord what I should do. He replied instantly, go up, up is the way! So up Iwent. It was difficult and Mervis came down to help, so I had help from aboveand behind.
Jerusalem - we entered this great and beautiful city. Hezekiah’s Tunnelswas upon me. I had been asking the Lord through the night to be with me andstrengthen me to go through with this – but I let Him and myself down. Althoughtrying not to show it I felt terrible and I’m sure the Lord was disappointed inme too. The next night I asked the Lord to give me a sign. I opened my biblethat next morning at random and my eyes were drawn to Psalms 134, Pilgrimsascending Jerusalem. My eyes fell on verse 3. “May the Lord, who made heavenand earth, bless you from Jerusalem. I though wow, that’s a coincidence – thisverse and we are in Jerusalem! But I still didn’t see it. That morning on thebus Retah told us she had also read her bible that morning and the verse she wantedto share with us where from King David’s Psalm’s – the Lord was talking to me,I should bless those who made it possible for us to be here – so that is what Idid.
Facing my fear – the Rabbinical Tunnels was next – another tunnel! Ineeded to face my fear; I had been able to do this to a certain extent on the trip so far, and gone places that totally surprisedmy wife and friends. Again I asked Holy Spirit to enter my heart. This time Ibreezed through the tunnels and actually quite enjoyed the journey,Halleluiah!!! Praise the Lord! As for the other experiences there are too manyto mention – the ones I have recorded are the most significant I feel.
I met someone in Jerusalem at the Wailing Wall – that someone was Yeshuaand He showed me the Lord our God.
“I feel a fire down in my soul, that I can’t contain, that I can’tcontrol! I want more of You God!” (Mervis)
Meeting with Dominique stirred something else in my heart that I need toexplore. She was right when she said I would not be able to put her “YES” bookdown. I think I was halfway already when we got on the plane. Once again thatsame crossing off two paths – Dominique urging us to read her books and look atYeshua as a Jew who followed Jewish ways off worship and praise and low andbehold, Retah blessed me with a Jewish Kiddush – coincidence? I think not –Then of course there is Tanya’s blessing – I received in Jerusalem! New doorsare opening for me in my life!
“Spirit fall –Spirit fall – Holy Spirit fall –fall on me! (Chris Tomlin)
I have been truly blessed on this trip. I have been reborn a child ofYeshua!
To anyone who reads this – may the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth– Bless you from Jerusalem!!! Psalms134:3
Sh'ma Yis'ra'eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonaiechad. (Hear,Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One) Barukh sheim k'vod malkhuto l'olam va'ed. (Blessed be theName of His glorious kingdom forever and ever)
With joy inmy heart I came back from Israel with a new reborn husband in Yeshua (JesusChrist). For my old husband has been left in the Jordan river and he was deeplytouched by His Spirit from the first day when we worshiped with Mervis on MountCarmel shortly after Retah encouraged each of us to invite Holy Spirit into ourhearts to start feeling Israel. My husband’s spirit was awakening by HolySpirit and new Ruach from the Most High resurrected his spirit each and everyday of the tour. Everywhere we went; there was His supernatural presence in ourmidst.
A few wordsto explain how this blessing – the Israel trip 2012 – came to pass. It’ssometimes a very difficult steep and lonely road when you are one of a very fewin your family/friends/work place being reborn in Yeshua. Your loved ones andthose closest to you do not always understand why the things you do, say andact are different than the norm. It is because our world has been deceived bySatan for centuries -by his false doctrines and lies we were and are stilltoday programmed to live our lives according to all falseness, paganism, andperverseness and to please man and our own desires rather God. Holy Spirit hastaught me new things and ways along my still maturing process as rebornChristian- some of the Jewish Roots for example to partake in Shabbat (a day toturn our foot from doing our own pleasure, to honour Yahveh -not as a law, butto receive the blessing, the heritage of Jacob (Is 58:13-14) – but Ikept quiet because everyone was not open to these new ways. Holy Spiritcomforted me, by telling me the veils will be lifted at the right time and thetruth will set them free.
In themiddle of the year Holy Spirit guided me to start praying for my family to bereconciled back to our Heavenly Father - that the two sticks of Judah and Ephraimwill become one – we as Gentiles (the wild olive tree) must be grafted into thecultivated Olive Tree (Jewish Biblical Culture as in the Holy Scriptures –Hebrew Roots – ancient Olive Tree) – Holy Spirit gave me these scriptures Ezekiel37, Psalm 122 and Romans 11 – please feel free to read it!
Through thegrace of Yahweh, He invited me and a few of my friends (Ingrid, Renatah,Christia) to go to Israel with Retah’s tour group the same time last year(November 2011). It was an amazing time for me, seeing, feeling, touching,experiencing and learning everything of the people and this beautiful countryof milk and honey. But in my heart there was a yearning and an outcry for myhusband and rest of my family to experience how God’s word comes alive inIsrael and His presence tangible. I wanted them all to taste and see that ourGod, Yahweh Elohim is good. The first words to my husband when we came back was- please come with me next year! I was not pleased with his “no” for an answer.Again I asked when the tour was advertised earlier in the year and the same answerwas given.
I went toABBA with my heart’s desire for my husband many nights, days, weeks, months andtraded my tears for joy - a ‘YES’ - anda blessing – Israel 2012 and a new husband in Yeshua!
Each day ofthe Israel tour 2012 I could see how Holy Spirit gently worked in all of usespecially my husband. He was baptized, he climbed and conquered Masada wentthrough caves, tunnels, small and narrow places (Claustrophobia), he worshiped liked never before with hands uphigh, he prayed and blessed and... me ……my heart sings of joy! ”For You, O Lord, have made me glad byYour works; at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing. Psalm 92:4”
I can trulytestify the following "Therefore,if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new hascome!" 2 Corinthians 5:17”
The day we flew toIsrael we each received our own special bible text verse from Patrys (Aldo’steacher) after praying for each one of us before the time as the Lord showedher to give a personal message.
My husband’s was
Hebrews 4: “9 Thereremaineth therefore a rest to the people of God” and “ 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”
This scripture was just aconfirmation for my husband of what happened the night before we flew back fromIsrael as he only read it the last night after we had met Dominiquae and Baruchtelling us shortly about the Jewish Roots and their book “Grafted in” – againconformation of my prayers. After their briefing Retah and all of us had ourlast get together. Retah blessed my husband with a Kiddush cup set – it is agoblet used Friday nights on Shabbat for the wine as a Jewish tradition - veilswere lifted for my husband- new doors opened. He needed his rest, to bless hisfamily and to know the importance of Shabbat like God wants us to spend timewith Him, to rest in Him and the importance to make time for family, blessingthem and teach them according to His word. We arrived back in South Africa on aThursday and the Friday night we as a family together had our first Shabbat –what a blessing! Not to be under a law – we only need to invite Holy Spirit andopen our hearts to receive His wisdom and understanding to accept His laws andto renew our minds by the truth given to us by Holy Spirit and then wilfullymake a decision to obey it and turn from the wrong/self/sin. "Thisis the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I willput my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Hebrews10:16
Joshua 1: “9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong andcourageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you whereveryou go.”
- Joshua 1:9 : S Dt 31:6; Jos 10:8; 2Ki 19:6; Isa 35:4; 37:6
- Joshua 1:9 : S Dt 1:21; Job 4:5
- Joshua 1:9 : S ver 7; Dt 31:7-8; Jer 1:8
This scripture was so true and spot on. The spiritualbattles were tougher than I anticipated when the Lord gave me the task toprepare the way for my family. It felt impossible - like making Mount Everestflat – building a highway that my love ones can walk into His Light, to receiveYeshua as their only Savior and Redeemer. Prepare the way for the people. Build up,build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations. TheLORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: “Say to the Daughter ofZion, ‘See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompenseaccompanies him.’” they will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of theLORD; and you will be called Sought After, Isaiah 62: 10 –
The stones where extremely heavy to remove for us as afamily had brought many unwanted items into our home because of ignorance, lackof knowledge and lust of this world. I admit there was many times the enemycame to discourage me, made me doubt and wanted to steal my hope and faith inYeshua.
I know now, going through the processes of restoration,healing and purification through His fire to be a holy people for our Lord weneed to endure and keep our faith, hope and joy in Him. To persevere at allcost- for He is a faithful God! With His love and peace in our hearts and oureyes only fixed on Him we can conquer the enemy. He will never leave norforsake us! It does not matter who says what, and what people think about me oranyone of us, it is all about the King of Kings and we must love and obey Him,always His ways first! My reward came from Heaven - Every little detail of all my prayer’s before thistrip was given to me in Israel, and uncountable more blessings than I hopedfor! We serve a Faithfull God!
Myfriend Ingrid (that went last year on the tour with me) - she and her husbandBen went with us this year – as we, the two of us -together prayed for ourhusbands before the trip – Israel 2012 was the most memorable times we havespend together as friends as well.
Today Iwant to thank my Abba Father for His amazing grace, tender mercy and abundanceof love towards me and my husband and everyone that went on the trip. His handwas upon us all the time – protecting us regardless of the bombings, missiles anduncertainties at the time in Israel and the Gaza area. We were blessed! I justwant to bless His Holy Name!
In Israel we went to a biblical landscape reserve NeotKedumim. There we each planted a seedling of a tree with the most beautifulprayer. For me, this was not only planting a physical tree but rather aspiritual tree in the Holy Land of Israel – rooted in the Olive Tree in NewJerusalem! Again this was conformation of the prayers I prayed for. Today Iwant to bless you the reader with this prayer (with a few small changes topersonalize it) – for we become God’s seed when we accepted Yeshua and are onein Him. As saplings our roots need to grow deep and wide in Yeshua, never to beuprooted from their place.
I bless this Sapling-the reader with this special prayer from Zion/Jerusalem and I also want tobless Retah, Mervis and Tanya with their families - who made this tour possiblefor us with this special prayer.
Heavenly Father Thouwho buildest Zion and Jerusalem, take pleasure in Thy land and bestow upon it ofThy goodness and Thy grace Give dew for a blessing andcause beneficent rains to fall inevery season of this sapling’s life Take this sapling before Thee this day and make deep its roots to partake of the root and fatness of the olivetree (Rom 11:17) and wide its crown, that it may blossom forth in grace amongst all the trees in Israel for good and for beauty. Strengthen itand revive the sacred soil to make its fruit find favour before Thee. Look downfrom Thy holy habitation from heaven and bless this sapling
Shalom, maythe Lord keep you and bless you!
Israel 2012with Retah Mc Pherson Ministries
Where do Istart and where do I finish. This tripis the highlight of my year and this has been the case for the past 3years. Actually, to put this in words isreally difficult if not impossible.
TheSaturday before we left I heard that the war in Israel was intensifying. I started praying and calling on the Name ofyour Lord YHVH to make sure that I heard correctly. It is His will that we go to Israel, not aman-made idea that makes us feel like heroes in man’s eyes that will representthe building of a man-made kingdom? Thepast year I really started to understand that if I am doing anything that is notmy Father’s Will, I am in rebellion and building my own kingdom. The answer came quick and clear. “Do you not trust Me to be yourProtector?” I asked the Lord to pleaseconfirm what I heard and on Sunday I received in various ways the verse inJeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord,thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”
When wearrived in Israel the Lord gave me word from Ps 79 and Jes 59, which says thatwe need to repent of iniquities and bloodshed before He can shine His face uponHis people. We stood in the gap for allthe people involved in this war and prayed for YHVH’s Kingdom to come to earthas in Heaven. The first night in Israel I prayed throughout the night forprotection and the Blood of the Lamb. One of those nights that you are asleep, but not really, your spirit iswide awake. I remember that I heard armyairplanes throughout the night. Amazingthat a few days later a peace agreement was signed. My only response to that was “What an AmazingGod we serve!!! I truly love you, myAbba Father”
At MountCarmel I heard the Lord saying that just as His Fire consumes the offering fromthe prophet Elijah, he will consume every Baal in me. If the sanctification (His Fire) will startto feel too hot, His Holly Spirit will be the soft breeze cooling us off.
The Sea ofGalilee is and stays gorgeous beautiful. I took pictures until my fingers got sore of pressing the camerabutton. I realized something and saidaloud, “how can you ever try to capture a scene as beautiful as this on paper,it will NEVER be possible, this can only be experienced”
The Lord issaying that we must stay in His Rest, we must keep on planting the seed, and Hewill water it and make it grow. We arenot allowed to judge, only to stand in the gap for the veils that we can stillsee on others’ faces. We must rememberthat other people are also seeing veils on our faces.
We baptizedat the Jordan River and, as in previous years, a soft breeze started to blow. Healing took place for so many people and somany stood in the gap for others and got baptized or did a micvah in obedienceto the Holy God of the Universe. When wearrived at the Hotel high tea was served with the most delightful cakes - whata blessing. It felt as if we were spoiltto the bone.
I had theamazing opportunity, when visiting the Roman baths and temple of theirprotection goddess, to repent of all the pagan worship and fornication thattook place. Declare the Name of YHVH El Shaddai,I Am the Protector. Also the opportunityto anoint the temple pillars and declare the ground Holy!!
At the DeadSea we relaxed a bit. The food was verygood and I went for long jogs to experience God YHVH in His Creation. On Shabbat evening I sat at the Dead Sea withthe sound of soft waves in my ears, while enjoying the stars in theheaven. Why do we always want to enjoyman-made things costing a lot of money, but usually still leave us emptyinside, if we can enjoy our Abba in His Creation?
Our ride oncamels was an experience; I never knew that you have got so many places on yourbody where you can feel a camel ride afterwards!! What a beautiful view we had of the countrywhile riding out in the mountains. Wouldlove to do it again!!
Our nextstop was Jerusalem. Excitement,excitement, excitement!!! As always this is one of the highlights. We planted trees in Israel and knew that thiswill have a significant meaning. I drankin every second of the 3 days in Jerusalem, but it was still not enough. Be sure every second in Jerusalem is a momentand very special!!!
The desire of my heart is to go back somedayand walk in the streets of Jerusalem for a few days and experience My God YHVHwhile sitting in His Rest. Would thatnot be beyond amazing!!!
I shared aportion of my heart, too much still to share; it will take me a lifetime. I Bless you with a 2013 in Abba Father’sRest, experiencing Yeshua’s Love and hearing the voice of Holy Spirit as clearas crystal.
Blessingssee you next year in Jerusalem
All honourand thanks to ABBA Father for the privilege and favour to go to Israel and alsoto meet the wonderful people on this tour.
I reallywanted to see the places I read about in the Bible (now I read with a muchbetter picture in my mind) and to see where Yeshua lived and taught - the landand people ABBA chose to be HIS special people. I saw a nation who standtogether and who use what they have for the better of all; a friendly nation.Also that the enemy is really trying to derail Yahweh's plans with Israelin the strangest ways, but the victory already belongs to the Lord!!Hallelu-Yah!!
I leftIsrael looking forward to come home, but also with a longing to stay longer.
At thestart of the tour I got a written word to be blessed with happiness and peaceand at the Jordan a word of having peace, for the battle belongs to the Lord.At the Dead Sea Holy Spirit gave me answers about the battle and in Jerusalem Igot peace. Ps138
Thank youto everyone who played a part to make this tour happen!! It was great!
Whatan amazing tour we had in Israel! From the moment we landed and receivedthe blessing at breakfast we just experienced the presence of the HolySpirit. Worshipping on Mount Carmel was awesome and to see all the othertour groups joining our worshipping with us was so wonderful. Sailing on theSea of Galilee was a memorable experience where we could just speak to Yeshuain our hearts and cherish each moment. There we also saw the most awesomesunset, one of Yahweh’s wonderful creations. We never felt so safe before inour life and we knew that we were invited to Israel. We experienced so muchduring the ten days and were even archaeologists for one day. This tour was alife changing experience for us and we will always cherish every message wereceived from Retah and Mervis during this tour. Each time we worshippedwe fully experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit. Each and every person onthe tour has remained in our hearts as we were blessed to have met suchwonderful people.
Thankyou Retah and your team for this wonderful tour. We bless you and yourfamily!
Ben& Ingrid de Villiers
This experience started a long time ago for me. It actually started whenmy wife returned from Israel in 2011 telling me of all the wonderful things sheexperienced. I could see the change in her life and in general her approach toa number of things after the experience. Earlier this year she approached me togo to Israel with her to share in all the wonderful things she experienced in2011. We had a number of conversations about this but never got to a conclusion(I always had questions and hence no finality).
One day I got a call from my best friend asking me whether my wife hasspoken to me about going to Israel. He wanted to know from me what my thoughts were.After this we also had a number of discussions as to what we can expect andwhether we should accompany them to Israel. On a Friday night my best friendand I came together as the women attended a weekend with Retah and we opted tostay home. Again the visit to Israel came up for discussion. There and then weagreed and decided to inform our wives that we will be going with to Israel.“Bless the Lord”. We immediately phoned them and gave them the good news.Without saying it, I could hear that it meant a lot to them and little did Iknow at the time that this will be a life changing experience for all of us.
About 2 weeks before we were due to leave for Israel, the attacks onIsrael from the Gaza strip started. People at work asked me about this and quietlyat night I would go and watch Channel 402 to familiarise myself with thepossible danger. I also discussed it with other family members and of coursewith my best friend that is about to accompany me to Israel. We unanimouslydecided to go to Israel as it was meant to be.
We met each another at the Airport on 19 November 2012 just before weleft for Israel and Tanya handed out an envelope to each person with certaindocuments in i.e. flight ticket, personal Bible verse etc. Before our departurewe briefly spoke about the situation in Israel and Retah prayed for us all. Inher prayer she spoke about faith and the fact that we were all handpicked to goto Israel. We landed safely in Tel Aviv and shortly after stopped for our firstbreakfast in Israel.
Our next stop was Mount Carmel. What an amazing and awesome experienceto be on top of Mount Carmel reading from the Bible in the presence of God.Again the faith of Elijah that God will provide was highlighted. What I willnever forget in my life are the following words “More of You God andless of me”. After this all were blessed and we started theworshipping as a tour group. Not long after we started worshipping people fromall over joined in praising the name of Yeshua coming from different countries,languages, races etc. At this moment I realised that my life is about to changeforever and I closed my eyes and started praying. What could I do to makethings happen and then I remembered the following words “ Lord I cometo you and all I can offer is all my weaknesses”
The restof the day was spent visiting Tel Megiddo as well as a tour of Nazareth. AgainI was reminded and first-hand experienced His greatness. At the hotel I openedmy envelope and read the Bible verse given to me by Tanya. Matthew 17:20. He said to them, “Because of your little faith.For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, youwill say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, andnothing will be impossible for you.”
The next day after wevisited the Kibbutz we went down to the Sea of Galilee. On the way down theTour guide stopped along the way and asked us whether we know the tree at theside of the road. It turned out to be a mustard tree and we all looked at theminute mustard seeds. We stopped under a tree where Retah read and prayed withMervis leading the worshipping. We went down to the Sea of Galilee. Amazing andspecial moments on the water with the sunset in the background. Anotherhighlight followed the next day with the baptismal ceremony in the JordanRiver. A truly remarkable and unbelievable experience.
Masada and the walk up thesnail road. Standing at the bottom and realizing how small and insignificant weare as human beings. Needless to say we all made it up the mountain remindingme of one of my favorite songs by Christy Nockels – Waiting Here for You : “Iffaith can move the mountains let the mountains move”. The story ofDavid and Goliath once again reminded me of the mustard seed and the faith inGod.
The visit to Jerusalem wasspecial and all the visits to all the Holy places extra special. David’s City,Nehemiah’s tunnel, Old City of Jerusalem, Zion Gate and the Rabbinical Tunnelswere awesome. The time spent at the Garden Tomb and Skull Hill and thesubsequent anointing and blessing made me realize that I am desperate forYeshua’ s presence. The Western Wall and my prayer at the Wall will stay withme forever. Again I realized that my glass is full, full of myself and not fullof God and there I have made a commitment “More of You God and less ofme”.
To sum up my experience in Israel:”Life changing”.
I want to first of allthank the Lord for bringing it into my heart to accompany my wife to Israel. Tomy wife, you are special and thank you for the invite to take me with toIsrael. To my best friend, thanks for the discussions we had as to whether weshould go with or not and God bless you for making the correct choice.
Retah and Mervis. Thanksfor the wisdom and time spent with all of us on the tour. Truly remarkablepeople always willing to share experiences and special moments with us.Visiting and walking the streets of Israel, has made me realize that I stillhave a lot to learn and hence the hunger from my side to learn, read,understand more of God and less of me.
Thanks to Tanya for allyour arrangements and patience with of all of us on tour.
Ben de Villiers
Christo- "Well,what can I say, it was my birthday gift! What a blessing turning 20 on the 20thof November in Israel! And all the people we've met (now brothers and sistersin the spirit) was so special to me, especially Pablo who taught me to get onmy knees again. And after that revelation and humble act to God, the doorsopened after Israel. Just today, someone came to me and said that I have grownspiritually after the tour. And I want to thank everyone for their love,compassion and blessings they gave me, making my birthday special...''
Ina- ''A dreamcame true! In my grade 9 year, about 40 years ago, I gave my heart to Yeshua.Then a dream was planted in my heart, to one day go to His Holy Land, and sothank You, Yeshua Messiah, Y our timing is so divine perfect. You made itpossible for my husband, my son and I to go Nov 2012. It was a heavenlyexperience to walk Your Holy Land. Yeshua has risen! He's not there, butHis anointing is so PRESENT! I've opened up my heart in the Spirit and let HolySpirit ministered to me throughout the tour, and then His blessings poureddown. I so long to go back soon! Thank you Abba! and blessings to everyone wemet on the tour and Retah and the whole team for organizing it.''
Jasper. ''It wasamazing. I had a vision, where the Lord showed me that I need to cleanse somemore generational curses. We had the privilege to go for deliverance as soon aswe landed in South Africa. Abba made it possible for me to go to places in HisHoly Land which the Lord showed me back home in dreams. The Lord confirms someof my dreams interpretation in His Holy Land. It was wonderful to experiencethe anointing through the whole of the Holy Land.''