Russia’s President Putin was in Netanya. There was a dedication here of a memorial to the Russian Army which lost nine million during WWII. 750,000 Russian Jews live in Israel. We had planned on going to the beach but the roads were closed. We took the opportunity to diligently pray for the meeting. The people of Israel are not sure about this dictator as Russia has helped arm the 300 million Muslims that circle little Israel, particularly Syria and Iran.
Politic is an interesting art and dissimulation is common. Some positive things came from the meeting, apparently. Putin reminded President Perez that Russia had voted for the UN resolution for Israel to become a nation in 1948 and said that Israel’s security was in the interests of Russia. Putin also said nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iran was a threat not just to Israel but to the world.
One of the consequences of Putin’s visit was that the Bellas met Slavic, a young traveler from the Ukraine, who was stranded on foot as the roads were closed. They picked him up and brought him to our apartment for lunch. We had a delightful visit and were able to share a bit about Yeshua and were able to bless him in prayer.
We also had an opportunity to visit with Una’s Dad and Mom. The subject turned to Yeshua as they mentioned the River of Life and I was able to talk to them about the book I am working on, Riverfront Property. We shared about the inner river that Yeshua promised for those who trust Him. A warm-hearted door is open again to share the Gospel!
Daniel and Kendal Levi are visiting with us for a week or so. They are a beautiful young couple from Knoxville. He is an architect and she is an interior designer. They are considering moving to Israel. He is doing some work for a ministry in Haifa that is expanding. She is expecting her first child. Looking at them makes me think of Pam and I and our early days. Sweet.
We had S and M, friends from Una’s past for dinner. Daniel was able to share his testimony of a big life transformation as he tuned to Yeshua. It was a cordial meeting and the doors remain open for more!
Pictures of Parasailers in Netanya and Putin and Netanyahu