Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In our morning meeting today we talked about war and the possibility of it. 
We were told about where it is safe to hide, if and when rockets are fired. 
We were told that we have 60 seconds to get somewhere safe after the sirens sound. 
We were told that the rockets now a days are different than the rockets from the war in 2006.
We talked about evacuation options, housing options, food storage and safety plans. We found out that we can safely hide 70 people in our prayer cave. We found out that we have 2 bomb shelters on our property. We found out that our room is pretty safe because none of the windows face north (where Lebanon is).
Next week we are starting the process of storing food, getting up-to-date information about everyone from the kehilat (congregation), and practising "just in case". 

Can I just pause here for a second. 

Say WHAT?! 
Bomb shelters? Sirens? Evacuations?! WAR?! 
Im just a simple mennonite girl from Canada!

As we were chatting (might I add that the tone from others was very calm!) I was thinking "What on earth are we doing here! Our family in Canada is CAMPING this weekend! They are building fires, riding quads, eating BBQs! And here we are, figuring out the fastest way to evacuate and hide from bombs and rockets!"
In that brief moment, I seriously doubted our presence in this country! 
But as quickly as that doubt came in, it was swept back out. 
I felt such a peace, one that really defies reason. 
We are exactly where God wants us, we are doing what He has called us to! 

Greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world! 
He will definitely not abandon us here in Israel, in fact, I believe He wants to bless us for being here in such a time as this! 

All that said, we have no idea if and when there will be a war, but, living in Israel, it is a possibility. But I honestly feel its not a soon-to-happen-reality, so please don't be worried for us! 

Please pray with us for the peace of Israel. 
Pray for safety for those living here, those that have already survived a war or two.
 Pray for wisdom for the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. He does not have an easy job. 

"As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him"
Psalm 18:30

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