After months of preparation, I can’t believe we’re heading back to Israel! Joe Miller and Mandie Sodoma are already on their way, I leave tomorrow morning, and then Nate Vogel, Dan Aust and Nick Aust will join us next week.

First of all, on behalf the team, we would like to thank you all again for your generosity and support! We wouldn’t be going back without your help.

The last few months, and especially the last few weeks have been busy with figuring out logistics, setting up interviews, and fundraising. I found myself worrying easily and getting stressed about the details, and things always go wrong in the Middle East. But I keep thinking about the verse, “Look at the birds of the air…,” which is a reminder that God will take care of us and there is no need to worry. Instead, we’re supposed to pray. So, we’d love to have you join us in praying for this trip!

You can pray for:

  • Team unity. Sometimes team unity can be the hardest part with trips like this, so pray that we would show each other grace and understanding.

  • Energy and Health. We’ll be busy the whole trip and working on a tight schedule, so we’re praying no one gets sick.

  • Good interviews. We are interviewing two new Israelis for the film, so pray for wisdom in the questions we ask.

  • Prepared hearts. Pray that we would be focused on Jesus.

  • Financial support. We haven’t reached our financial goal yet, so pray that money would continue to come in.

  • The people we meet. We are going to be spending time with people who are choosing to live with hope amidst a conflict-ridden area, so pray for continual joy and hope in their lives.

We’ll be updating our blog as much as possible, so stay tuned for pictures, stories, and maybe even a video update. Thanks again for your friendship and support!