26 Nov 2023, Samaria: Detractors vainly accuse Israel of racism for its actions against Palestinians in Samaria during the Israel Hamas War. As usual, the accusers are not well-informed. Much to their surprise, Hamas is active in Samaria and Judea, and therefore is an active target of IDF operations.
Dec 2022 & Jan 2023, Israel: Our choir project “Fiat Lux” is now preparing for concerts December thru January for special selected pieces from George Friedrich Handel’s masterpiece “Messiah” in Hebrew. We seek donations immediately to help with the travel expenses to the rehearsals and concerts.
Fiat Lux Chamber Choir: The 16 Voice Ensemble of Amutat “Kamti” This exciting new group presents liturgical music both in original languages and in Hebrew. The name “Fiat Lux” is from Genesis 1:3 “Let there be Light!” — and that is our calling; to bring Hope and Light to the peoples of our Land; to express in inspiring music the Word and the Light!
15 Oct 2022, Nazareth. Our liturgical Scripture choir performed on the 15th for a mixed Hebrew and Arab audience in the city of Nazareth. The Fiat Lux choir is 16 voices: Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass and has been in weekly rehearsals for this concert since August. I’m a founding member, involved since 2007.
2022-10-14 I’m on a bus to Armageddon, and it’s a ‘hell’ of a ride (doh!). Choir Concert is tomorrow night so I’m passing straight thru Megiddo (Armageddon) today (truly). I will sleep at a dorm room in Nazareth, close by to the concert which is tomorrow night. Thanks for your support and prayer.
2022-10-16 The concert in Nazareth went well. However it involved a lot of travel time. But the response was very good from Arab Israeli and Jewish Israeli audience members.
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“Y” and I managed to build a new roof next to “M’s” shack, so that his new laundry machine will be protected from the rains. Here’s a photo of “Y” getting goofy for the photo while we worked:
The day after, “M” phoned me up and said that he’s happy to restart talks with me about Y’shua. He may be homeless, living in a shack in the driveway next to the house he gave to his wife and daughter, with no indoor access; and yet, he has government money deposited in his account every month. It’s not money, clothes, or food that he needs. He needs someone to be alive, to be there, and to show him love in an ongoing, steady way, as a representation of Y’shua.
When “D” was here visiting from overseas, speaking with “M” the day after “Y” and I built his new roof, “M” said, “Teddy’s a real Christian, not a fake one.”