On Thursday, June 1. 2017, I will be speaking at the Team Orlando Prayer Breakfast in Orlando at 7:00am. It is my first speaking gig through Torahlife Ministries. From what I have been told, there could be between 20-40 people present. If you want to check the prayer breakfast on line, here is the URL: https://sites.google.com/site/teamorlandoprayerbreakfast/home?pli=1

Guests are invited to attend, but they will be required to sign in. Cameras are allowed, but only in that room. Here is why.

Most of the people there will be DOD (Department of Defense) personnel and contractors. This will truly be an honor for me. It is my prayer that people will experience the word of God on their lives when they go back to their individual jobs. I will be taking the people, by using the seven levels of faith that are found in the New Testament (Brit Hadashah), though the Tabernacle. Each level of faith will connect to the individual item of furniture found in the Tabernacle.

I am allowed to bring in 20 copies of our newsletter, "The Scribe's Journal," for the people to pick up. What do you think will be the topic of the newsletter?

The day before I speak will be May 31st. Does anyone want to make a guess what is special about that day? It is the day that the Jewish people will celebrate the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost). Now you know the topic.

I believe I have been placed into this position "for such a time as this". God is my "Pilot," but I know the power of prayer. If it were not for the prayers of my wife, I would NOT be an EX-Atheist. I am asking, and will take, all of the prayers I can get.

 

Every Year on Giving Tuesday, we always ask for your support and we will need it again this year. As servants of the LORD and with burdened hearts for the lost sheep, we are reaching out to all of YOU in a way we have never done before. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for inmates in prisons in the United States. Currently we are reaching 315 inmates in 38 prisons spread across 7 states. This represents considrrable year over year growth.

Gifts from partners like YOU can change people’s lives. The need and hunger to learn our Messianic foundations has never been so great. It is exploding right before our eyes.  Our small budget has tripled in size just to provide the basic needs for the ministry’s success to reach all walks of life at every level.

This Ministry reaches out, in many cases, to those that cannot give back any support for good reasons. They are incarcerated, yet we are their only hope. At the present time, YOU have the ability to literally reach out to over 315 inmates in 7 prisons, changing their lives in a profound way.

Just two stories will drive this point home. (The names have been changed)

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Imagine this: When “Bill” became incarcerated, he joined a major gang inside the prison for protection. This put him into a deep depression and he strongly considered suicide. Another inmate handed him a copy of the Scribe’s Journal, and he started reading it. The more he read, the more he knew he had to leave the gang, but he knew the rules. If he left, he would receive a bad beating, and if he talked to any member afterwards, he would again receive a beating. What did he do? He took the beating to change his life. He is now receiving the weekly newsletter and is a leader of one of the 16 congregations that exists.

God is Moving in this Ministry!  Traffic on our website is experiencing phenomonal year over year growth. This growth is driven primarily by an aggressive Google AdWords campain implemented in February 2017. Not only are we experiencing excellent growth in the number of individuals who are finding the website, but also many are subscribing to the the "Scribes Journal " and in some cases, some have made financial contributions to the Torah Life Ministry. 

Our TorahLife Ministry.com website is up to date and exceeds all of Google requirements of gexcellent website performance. This allows TorahLife Ministry.com to be correctly positioned for Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and the FREE Google AdWords Grants program for nonprofit organizations. We are taking full advantage of both.

Doors are opening and God is Moving.

Please continue to pray for this Ministry. We will take all of the prayers we can get.

On September 10, 2016, God allowed me to fulfill a dream that I have had for over 25 years. I was ordained as a Bible Teacher and Messianic Minister. This process can force some questions:

Why do I want it? Is it because I want a title? Is it because it will increase my ego? Is it because people will look at me as being highly spiritual?

The answer is a loud NO to these questions. I know the level of responsibility that is placed on this act.

Introduction
This rite of ordination always goes with a special commission and the giving of special authority.

This is known as the concept of S’michah (laying of hands) or s’michat yadayim (laying on of hands)

I very seldom put up an entire teaching, but tonight and tomorrow we observe the fast of the Ninth of Av. For that reason, I want to share the entire teaching that has been sent out. I hope you enjoy it

How did it Begin?

It is written in Zechariah 7:5. “Speak unto  all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth (9th of Av) and seventh (Yom Kippur) month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

Tisha B’Av, the Fast of the Ninth of Av, is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which coincidentally have occurred on the ninth of Av.

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