Blessings as We Return from Our Field Trip

Imagine a small walk-in closet, maybe 8×10 feet.  A little room made entirely of thick, heavy gauge steel and weighs in a 15,000 lbs.  When rockets are coming their way it’s necessary for the people to pile in these things called (I will tell you in just a minute)….

A very warm “Shalom” to friends and those that love Israel and the people there.  This is the fourth of what has become a regular “Info Briefs” as to both the ministry and the most recent trip to Israel, the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles and the various activities during the time there…

A continuation of Day Six, Monday.  Well, our two hour bus ride has brought us to a distance of 8-10 miles from the Israeli border with Gaza.  We are a few miles down the road from the city of Sderot, a place that has, over the past several years been a target for rockets from Gaza.  The kibbutz that we are visiting has a small hotel and is in an area that is often a safe haven for smaller villages when attacks start.  Our group was there to be supportive of those living there and to witness the installation of a small short-term bomb shelter.  

Imagine a small walk-in closet, maybe 8×10 feet.  This little room is made entirely of thick, heavy gauge steel and weighs in a 15,000 lbs.  Not crowded it can easily handle 15 or so.  When necessary to pile people in for a short time, picture 30 or so.  The organization – the International Christian Embassy, has placed as many as 60 of these units in towns and cities that surround the boarder of Gaza.  The pictures will give you an idea of what they look like.

 The message I came home with is that some of these cities, towns or kibutzes are from 15 seconds to one minute before a rocket launched, hits a target.  At or within the one minute rocket range are 24 cities, towns and other areas, some having as few as 7,800-32,000.  Others, like Ashdod and Be’er Sheva may have as many as 200,000 to over half a million.  So, friends, as the Holy Spirit brings thoughts of this part of Israel to be prayed for, “Thank you!”

Till next time my friend,
George

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