[The photos are of Steve taking in the view from Camp Barkley, our bunkhouse, the overgrown rifle range and of Pam at the Mess.]
There are interesting twists and turns in life. The housing we anticipated having in Abilene was given to another missionary couple while we were traveling to Texas. Like Elijah, a 90 year old widow met our needs by opening a room to us and to our dogs Tucker and Jack. We felt honored to share the home of a woman that is a strong intercessor. We had great fellowship and a roof over our head but it could not be permanent.
A week ago we visited with Norman and Angel Poorman who we met in Israel in 2012. They own 1000 acres that were formerly part of the WWII Camp Barkley. We got a tour of the property on the high back seats of a Safari Jeep. What a powerful experience to learn of so many miracles that lead to the purchase of the property! Dreams and visions and audible voices have given details for the process of “recommissioning” the property to raise up soldiers for Jesus! They are linking with Iris Ministries, Bethel Church and the Israel Prayer Mission.
Most deeply impressive was learning that soldiers from Camp Barkley were in Germany to liberate Jews from the Nazi death camps! A book could be written, should be written, on the miracles that have been part of the reactivation of this Camp. We trust that the Camp may equip others to be part of Yeshua’s war of liberation for the Jewish people and all the Nations.
The Poormans graciously have allowed us to stay at one of the bunk houses as we continue our process of settling here. We have enjoyed encouraging the students who are in the housing next to us.
We are meeting new people and visiting churches. We are learning the lay of the land and doing the many practical things that are part of a move. Leonardo and I are working on a book on overcoming strongholds that prevent Israeli Jews from embracing Yeshua. The material will be used in future workshops.
Your prayers are certainly welcome to give us grace and guidance for this exciting and often tiring transition.
Steve and Pam Johnson
Landing Strip Enterprises