Shalom again Todd, as things are getting worse over here in Israel . . .
“I can’t believe it, two times right in front of us,” said Chaim, a Senior Bibles For Israel ministry staff.
“The first rocket that exploded right in front of us was on Tuesday night around 9PM, and now on Thursday in the late afternoon, the Sirens went off and I wasn’t expecting to see anything, but it came right in front us in the sky about 1500 feet up, in broad daylight.”
The sky was a perfect blue and then all of a sudden the Sirens went off, and about 15 seconds later, there were 3 clouds of white smoke where the Israeli Dome missiles knocked out the Arab missile from the sky.
We thank the Lord for giving our Israeli engineers the wisdom to create this Iron Dome to protect us.
This happend about 1 hour ago right above me.
You can see the streaks from the Iron Dome Rockets
and then the white clouds are where they smash
into the Palestinian rockets.
But the Iron Dome isn’t 100% foolproof. Not all of the Arab missiles are stopped as I will soon tell you about what happened to another Jewish Believing family and now on the news, parts of a rocket have fallen in Tel Aviv, and people are injured in Beer Sheva. We were just fortunate this afternoon, and two nights ago when they exploded in the sky above us.
“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.” Psalm 125:2
Jewish homes which are below where the rockets exploded
Even when Iron Dome missiles knock the missiles launched from Gaza out of the sky, we are told to stay in the bomb shelters for 10 minutes because the “explosion” of the rockets send shrapnel which can be like thousands of lethal piercing bullets that will maim or kill whatever is below.
There was no bomb shelter where I was.
By the time the Sirens went off, it was only those 15 seconds after I was looking in the sky, that I saw the explosions, and then I just stood next to a tree.
Rockets affecting the lives of other Believers
Another rocket exploded, on the other side of highway #1, outside of Jerusalem in the village of Ramat Raziel, near the home of the children of Hannah, one of our ministry workers.
Hanna’s daughter Courtney was all shaken up when it happened, and her husband, who is also Jewish Believer, grabbed the children and ran for the bomb shelter.
“The blast was so loud, words can’t describe the sound, and the feeling going through our bodies, I thought our whole house was exploding,” Courtney said.
“She has a beautiful house,” said Chaim, it has very large windows that overlook the surrounding Judean hills,” but the bomb which traveled approximately 70 miles, and landed on the street, shook the house so hard that the large windows shattered into a million pieces. And damage was done to the other homes.
Thank goodness no one was killed.
Hamas is targeting all the main cities in Israel – and sending rockets as far up as Haifa which is along with coast. Hamas is also sending rockets towards Israel’s Nuclear plant in Dimona.
Please pray for the nation of Israel with is made up of both Jews and Arabs. There are approximately 1.6 million Israeli Arab citizens here in Land of Israel.
The people of Gaza do not care if they kill their Arab brothers and sisters here in Israel, as its part of their mentality/culture. Actually many of the Palestinians view their Arab brothers and sisters who are Israeli as traitors. In various Arab country’s Sunni Muslims are at war with Shia Muslims.
As we write this, a sport complex was just hit in Beer Sheva, and their are many injuries. More than 50 rockets just landed in that city where both our forefathers Abraham and Isaac lived.
A few hours ago a pre-school for children was hit, homes have been hit, and even Prime Minister Netanyahu had to run for cover.
We are all under fire. Please pray for the injured.
Children playing about 1/2 hour before the rockets exploded above the park.
Tomorrow some of our ministry staff from the Jerusalem area will be going down south to Rehovot and Gedara to minister to some Jewish people who are interested in hearing more about the Messianic prophecies and Yeshua (Jesus). Please pray for them as this area of the country is constantly under attack as it is very close to Gaza!
There is no end in sight, we are now all under attack now, no matter where you live. The sirens are going off in all the cities along the coast where we have ministry workers, and family of our ministry workers.
As we send you this email, every 2-3 minutes the screeching wailing sound of the Sirens are going off in different cities across Israel, and people are running into the bomb shelters.
“Please pray for the Peace of Israel” Psalm 122
We do trust in the Lord, but it is also a scary time for us, as just a few minutes ago the sun set, and it is now pitch dark, it will be hard to sleep, since two rockets have exploded right above these ministry offices where we work and live. When we are sleeping, if the Sirens go off, we only have 15 seconds to go to a bomb shelter, and that’s simply not enough time!
Please pray for all our Israel ministry staff as will be going to bed in a few hours.