Testimony of God's Faithfulness
Israel 2007 hospital stay
and nursing home
In March of 2006, the Lord was gracious
enough to send me back to Israel, the land I love. I might add
that although it had always been my hearts desire, it wasn't until I
had let go of this and was willing to never go back, that He opened
the door. I lived at a compound owned by the Presbyterian
church, called Beit el Baraka (check out the 2006 photo
After a year, I attempted to live on the Jewish side where I had more
freedom to see friends and take the local transportation to run errands
or go to church. It was heavenly, until shortly afterwards, I
developed an ear problem and ended up in the hospital due to an allergic
reaction to penicillin. I was in Intensive Care for a week and I
believe on the brink of death. This was literally and figuratively
the 'shadow of death' experience as I was very alone with little to no
support. I had a small glimpse of how Jesus felt at the Garden of
Gethsemane when all his disciples disowned him and ran.
Thankfully, however, there was one faithful sister in the Lord, my
Florence Nightingale', who made a weekly visit. I was blessed by a
few other concerned sisters but for the most part I was very much alone.
I needed to go to a nursing home in order to have enough time to get my
strength back before returning to the states or the government would
take over and I would have to come back by stretcher, taking 3 seats
instead of the one. My family, most of whom do not know the
Lord and do not support nor ever have supported my 'faith walk' to
Israel, did not help me. Nor did the ministries in Israel that I
had been an active member in, come to my aid.
I wonder if they thought I had gotten myself into this mess, so I would
have to get myself out. I'm sure they're not happy about my
telling of their lack of support but the truth shall set you free.
They have nothing to fear. They should not fear what man thinks
but rather what God thinks, as the word of God says, 'the fear of God is
the beginning of all wisdom'. I see this experience as being
similar to Jacob being thrown into the pit and sold into slavery by his
brothers. He not only forgave them, but He said that what they had meant
for evil, God had intended for good. If they hadn't acted the way
they did, they and their family would never have survived the upcoming
famine that was unseen at that time. Yes it hurt him, Joseph, and
he cried, but he went from the pit, to prison and ultimately years later
to the palace. My palace experience is coming.
my colleagues and family thought that my going to Israel in a wheelchair
wasn't rational nor could it be of the Lord. Unfortunately being
on a 'faith walk' doesn't make sense to the average person as faith is
being sure or things unseen, like the afore mentioned famine Joseph's
brothers knew nothing about but God did. I don't know why I had to
go through this, except I do know I now have a deeper appreciation for
Jesus loneliness and suffering at the hands of those who judged Him.
I'm just thankful He was faithful to God's will in spite of their lack
delivered me from this tragedy by having a man of God, who is now considered a true spiritual father,
help me go to a very nice Arab nursing home (check my 2007 photo album) for a month
to get my strength back. I
volunteered at a ministry for a year until my apartment (check the photo
album called 'Present')
came available where I am now on the mend still trusting for my miracle
and subsequent calling to Israel to be manifested. God is faithful
and when He said "I will be dancing in Jerusalem again", I believe Him.
What a witness to the Moslem and Jew that will be, that Jesus heals,
especially if and when they face a war.
"Help me Lord to be the witness you need me to be not only to the Moslem
and Jew, but to the rich and poor, the African American and the White,
to my family and to anyone else who needs your loving touch to help them
make it in these difficult times they face or will be facing. May
my testimony be one of encouragement, hope, healing and love letting
them know there is an answer to their problem and it is you, Jesus
Christ of Nazareth, the one and only true son of the living God".
I feel like Paul whom I quote, "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." (KJV Phil 4:11)