We started the day going up on the Temple Mount with over 200 intercessors who quietly went in unity and declared the promises of God in prayer for guidance. Then we went to the Western Wall, as some call The Wailing Wall. The presence of the Holy Spirit and the joy of Aglow men and women of God was fabulous. – Edda Swan
Also on the final day of the journey the group went to Bethlehem and visited the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherd’s Field, and Boaz’s Field.
Today we leave Jerusalem and begin our journey home. We leave with hearts overflowing as we have traveled the land, participated in strategic prayer and gained increased depth of revelation of the plan and purposes of God. We have shared with Messianic believers, toured and set our feet with butter and honey to soften the ground for all who walk this land. – Kerry Ellen Logan
On April 7, first Time Participants visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. Return Participants visited Ammunition Hill in rotation. Afterwards all gathered together again at the Garden Tomb at the Garden of Gethsemane to tour the grounds, then have communion. From there the groups broke up with some going to the Hurva Synagogue which was destroyed by the Jordanians in 1948, then rebuilt.
We celebrate Holy Communion at the Garden Tomb with the entire group. Pastor Ted from Mississippi brought the message and the men of Aglow passed out the elements. – Edda Swan
Visited today Ammunition Hill, a place where courage of monumental proportion was displayed during Israel’s battle with the Jordanians. – Glenys MacDonald
On April 6 everyone gathered together on the Mount of Olives for a program. Then they went to The Ramparts overlooking Jerusalem to pray and proclaim God’s Word over the city and surrounding countryside as Watchmen on the Walls.
Kerry Ellen Logan, Aglow Australia President writes, “Today we went up onto The Ramparts and stood declaring the Word of the Lord silently and powerfully. Christ in us the hope of glory.”
First Time Participants visted Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. They then went to the top of the old Jewish fortress of Masada. A visit and swim in the Dead Sea was fun for all. Returning Participants went to Soreq Caves, Emmaus, and then to Ein Kerem, the town where John was from. Saturday evening, First Time Participants gathered to watch the Laser Sound & Light show.
The group began the third day of their journey by gathering on the lawn of the beautiful Gai Beach Hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee for a time of prayer and preparation for the day. The Generations bus went for a hike on a portion of the Jesus Trail following in Jesus’ footsteps, and the first timers and repeaters went to the Mount of the Beatitudes.
From there they continued to Mt. Carmel where the Altar of Elijah stood. The group prayed and made proclamations over the Valley of Jezreel.
Sandy Wezowicz, Israel Education Director and Watchmen on the Wall, Program Director writes, “From Capernaum to Mt Carmel the Generations led us into a sweet time of worship. Glenda Fleming brought forth a message reminding us that Elijah walked fully in his identity. He was able to confidently confront and dismantle the works of darkness and display the brilliance of our God.”
“In Capernaum we viewed the synagogue remains. While they are not the walls of the synagogue at the time of Jesus, it is the exact site, and a very short distance from the house of Peter’s mother-in-law. The remains of a fishing village have been excavated. Each bus spent a time of quiet on the grounds, where we reflected on the deposit of healing and the miraculous that is resident in that place. We called it up for Aglow, for ourselves, and for the Church that the manifest glory of God might be revealed.”
The second day of the journey was filled with power and proclamation. Pam Eichorn, trip participant, writes, “We started the morning on the boats on the Sea of Galilee dancing and praising the Lord. Jane and Tony cast nets to bring in the ‘provision for Aglow’. Then everyone was invited to cast their net to bring in the provision for all the needs in their life.”
“We then went to the Golan Heights overlooking Syria about 40 miles from Damascus. At the Kuneitra lookout Jane, Nonnie McVeigh, and Nancy McDaniel proclaimed declarations over Syria calling them into their destiny in God. We then broke into small groups interceding for the people in the land of Syria and Israel.”
“Afterwards, we went for lunch at Yardenit, where many enjoyed a Saint Peter’s Fish lunch.”
“We ended the day with a baptism in the Jordon River. Billy Fleming reminded us that Jesus began His ministry here by being baptized in the Jordan River. Aglow men and women, and the Generations group recommitted their hearts and lives to the Lord.”
“An 80th birthday surprise was held in honor of Billy Fleming. It was a delight to honor this faithful man of God.”
The day began with a greeting and orientation with Jane Hansen-Hoyt, then the group was split up between First Time Participants and Return Participants.
First Timers visited the Palmach Museum, which tells the story of the Israel Defense Forces before, and leading up to the Declaration of the States Israel.
Return Participants, including 45 young people ages 18 to 20, visited Machon Ayalon, an underground secret munition factory, which operated prior to the War of Independence manufacturing bullets for the Haganah.
This facility helped produce the bullets to defend against Arab attacks, and helped to prepare the newly forming Israeli army.
The factory was hidden beneath a kibbutz defying the British ban on arming Jews. Above ground the factory was concealed by a bakery and a laundry facility. This work was hidden even from the first kibbutz members, and was located near a British military encampment.
The day ended for all in Tel Aviv at Independence Hall where Ben Gurion read Israel’s Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.
Then the groups traveled north to their hotel in Tiberius, on the Sea of Galilee, where they will spend the next two nights.
207 women and men from 13 different nations are preparing to depart to Tel Aviv for the Aglow 2014 trip. Each one of them will have a significant and strategic role “Standing in the Present, Proclaiming the Future”. To subscribe for email updates select the *Follow tab.