I'm back from Israel on November 7. From the depth of my heart and on behalf of my family and the people of South Sudan and the USA , I want to thank God for the leaders of Israeli Christian Media Summit / GPO ( Government Press Office) for inviting me and many of my brothers and sisters from 150 nations to be welcomed with open hearts and opened arms by the only Jewish state and her people to come and stand with Israel as she is surrounded by various adversaries in the Middle East and Around the world.
I want to thank Operation Nehemiah for sponsoring part of my historic trip to the promised land, the land of Honey and Milk which was so true. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH." Romans 1: 16
Arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel
Addressing the body of GPO/ Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, Israel
With Hadssah, Israeli GPO/CMS staff sifting through Jerusalem's Biblical arti-fact
With Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at CMS meeting, Jerusalem, Israel
With Nitzan Israeli GPO Coordinator at CMS meeting, Jerusalem, Israel
Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) a False narrative against Israel must be confronted at its root.
Should Christians allow another Holocaust and antisemitism to happen under our watch? No!. No under our watch. We must all take stand and support Israel. Genesis 12: 1-3
After visiting Israel and witnessing with my own eyes this beautiful thriving and magnificent land entrusted by God to the descendant of Abraham, I now under understand the diabolical motives behind those pushing Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions against Israel and Israeli products produced in Judea and Samaria. These people whoever and wherever they are, they are breaking the 10th Commandants. They are coveting the Israeli's land, people and existence. Thus in doing so they have broken the entire 10 commandments. These people are ruthless and Godless and blinded to see their own follies driven by hatred and envies . For the past 70 years since 1948, upon Israel 's restoration by God to the place he designated for her, Israel has transformed the landscape of the Holy land from desert to green forest adorning the mountain tops, and the valleys. Israel presence in the land preserves the existence of the entire Biblical historical sites.
Israeli Official government logo at the president compound
Theodore Hertzl, Austrian- Hungarian Jew, considered to be the father of the modern Zionist Jewish state of Israel. He predicted in 1896, that in 50 years Israelites would have their own country. That predicament came to pass in 1948
Mount Beatitudes by the Sea of Galilee
On my official capacity, I went to attend Christian Media Summit/ organized by the Israeli office of Government Press with the goal to promote Israel 's true image, her contribution to global stability and Judeo- Christian Civilization against those who are promoting false narration and Propaganda of boycott, divestment, and sanctions. BDS has found it ways into the UN and its proxy organizations, in the EU countries, liberal media and college campuses across the USA. Their goal is to demonize and label Israel as an apartheid state and any products produced in Judea and Samaria should be boycotted, divested and sanctioned to punished Israel. But we are here standing with Israel, saying, BDS is a fraud, spreading false information about Israel. We can not sit silence. You too can make a difference by telling the truth abort Israel. So join me in prayer for Israel and for standing with the Jewish people who are surrounded by hostile neighbors seeking here destruction.
In Jerusalem, Israel Upon arrival.
From my experience based on this trip to Israel, I was simply in owe and amazed to walk and relive the Bible as a living word of God. God is real, the Bible is so true and God is not a liar. Since I arrived 2 days before the conference began, I made a little tour of my own in Jerusalem. On Sunday, morning, after checking into my hotel, I attended a church close to the hotel. I visited Jerusalem Wall, Mount Zion, Mount Olive and the Garden of Gethsemane. It was surreal walking in the footsteps of Yeshua. I have such a particular affinity for the wall of Jerusalem because our ministry is named Operation Nehemiah in the memory and vision of Nehemiah who rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem in 445 or 444 BC
Summit Opening November 3rd, Jerusalem
When the Summit kicked off on Sunday evening, we were welcomed by the most powerful man in Israel, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador to Israel , Mr. David Friedman. We visited Shalva, a rehabilitation center for children born with disability so that they can have a second chance in life . We were blessed watch the fruit of their effort in the life of a young Israeli woman named Bat-EL. She is only ft tall and yet she is blessed with incredible God given talents. The next day, the Israeli Government Press office organized a bus tour of northern Israel. We visited the Mount Beatitudes ( Matthew 5, 6) on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, we drove by Mt Caramel, the village of of Cana and finally unto the Golan Height and the village of Trump Height named after President Trump.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
Rabbi Samuels Founder of Shalva
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin & GPO Coordinator Natzin Chen
The village of Trump Height of the Golan Heights, Israel
If Jerusalem is the epic center of the World, Golan Height is certainly the face of the front line of Israel's Defense Force on the Syrian border with Israel. Golan Height is the most fertile land in Israel. It was given to the Tribe of Manasseh, taken over by various foreign invaders, over time, the last of which is Syria but the Israeli retook it back in 1967 war from the Syrians and President Trump recognized it as an integral part of Israel territory permanently in March 2019. After several failed promises from US President who came and go, President Trump finally made it good on his campaign Promise. Mount Herman, the highest peak in Israel that supply Israel with fresh water is located in Golan. The Israeli in the Golan Heights are welcoming people. They want people to come and move to Golan. This was the most comprehensive tour of Israel I have ever heard and seen. There were 150 of us from around the world led by Israel and the USA in the summit. We signed the dedication of the document of Golan Height as part of Israel. The US Ambassador to Israel is sending the document to the White House for this epic historical event of which I was a witnessed and a signer. Many government official compared this event to be the second most important event in Israel's history. The first one was in 1947 when the UN voted Israel to be come a Jewish state.
God's words are so true, measurable and proven. Our Jewish people are alive and thriving in the Holy land. It has been 70 years, since God brought Israel back from captivity to take hold of the land which God called Abraham to posses and for his descendants. He was also called by God to be the father to all nations, certainly our presence in Israel demonstrated God's unfailing promises. The Presence of Israelites in the Holy land validates the Scriptures. Without Israel's presence, in the Holy land, by now going as far as the Ottoman occupation of Israel, Arab Muslims could have systematically destroyed all the evidence of Biblical history and God's foot print from this ancient land where God came to earth and dwell as a man in the person of Yeshua, the Messiah.. The Israelites on the ground are friendly, kind, hospitable, peaceable, generous, hardworking and certainly very resolute and intelligent people. It is a dead dream for the surrounding hostile nations to think that they can actually wipe off Israel from the face of the earth. It will not happen. The Bible says " Jerusalem will be a trembling cup and those who try to move it will be injured " as we read in Zachariah 12: 9
The Israelis mind their own business and they are thriving while others, warmongering groups whether is the Hamas in the Gaza strip, The ISIS, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the PA authority in the west bank or Iranians in Syria are gnashing their teeth with hatred trying to destroy her. Israel is the only democracy in the entire Middle East. You can see this right after you step out of the plane in Tel Aviv. From the Israel's gateway coastal city of Tel Aviv, to the magnificent holy city of Jerusalem, and the basaltic fertile highland of the Golan Heights, Israel accommodates and tolerates all kinds of people from difference religious background.
The Christian Media Summit meeting truly underscores everything that transpired at the conference.
There are areas of the reciprocal relationship between South Sudan and Israel that can be our central focus to strengthen the unshakable bond of relationship between the two nations shaped by the shared value of our Judeo- Christian civilization, upon which the church is built.
The Bible tells us that the South Sudanese church like all the true churches around the world is the commonwealth of Israel. For without Israel bringing Jesus the Messiah into the world, there won’t be the Church. Again, the Bible tells us that salvation is from the Jews. Israel’s existence as a Jewish state is critical for the manifestation and validation of the irrevocable promise of God according to the Scriptures( Old and New Testament.) The church is not a replacement for Israel. Those who seek her demise want to erase God’s Written Word, the Bible which is important to both Jews, Christians and the world as we know it.
We spent our last day of the conference meeting the Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of Israel in his office. We had very informative word of wisdom from him. This is the man tasked with the responsibility as the figure head of the Israel government who gives the elected Prime Minister of Israel the Green light to form a government after the general election. He loved and revered by everyone who crossed path with him. I had the honor to shake hand with him. All in all . I want to thank God for Israel Government Press Office and Christian Media Summit for sponsoring my trip.
Standing between two important Israeli government leaders of Golan heights. they are welcoming people to visit the Golan Height and Trump Heights
1- I will be leaving for South Sudan from November 20th - December 4th to be ou with our ground team for two weeks
2- Lift up in prayers our desire though Operation Nehemiah to support the Israelis in
some tangible ways in 2020
3- Lift up my family in your prayers
One day and one month at a time. The just shall live by faith. October is covered. Now, our next target is November 2019.
I want to thank God for your prayers and financial support to cover the entire month of October to take care of our general Fund after we surrendered everything to God. Things went beyond the middle of October when the Lord provided all the fund that was needed. Things were looking tough for us but God wanted to test our faith whether we can trust Him. Counting on our blessings and believing in His unfailing promises, we waited patiently like Rev. George Mueller of Bristol, UK who depended solemnly on God for the provision needed to run a 2000 children orphanage.
1- Our fix/variable monthly Budget for November 2019.
We have a projected budget of $24,900. But God knows what is actually needed. So I’m not concern. I only ask you to join us in your prayers.
"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof."
USA ONMI office - $10,000 General operating fund
Agriculture - $3,500.00
Medical - $1, 500
Mission field staff $4,000
Equipment /fuel - $1400
Evangelistic outreaches - $2000.00
MBBTT Bible Translation: - $500
NTC 97.3 FM operating & maintenance budget - $2000
On line donation: www.operationsnehemiah.org or sent check to Operation Nehemiah PO Box 563
Lanesborough MA 01237
In His grace
William Levi founder and Overseer