Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Hostel, Downtown Tel Aviv, Old Jaffa, Paul's 1st Shwarma and our first Shabbat!

1. Downtown Tel Aviv
2. Hostel Mugraby
3. The door to our room....pretty cool!
4. Hostel room
5 -6. Beach at Tel Aviv
7-9 . Old Jaffa
10. Simon the Tanners House
11-12. Jaffa Port and Opera tower
13 -14. Busy Tel Aviv street and Paul's first Shwarma
15. Shabbat Dinner
16. First service at CC Tel Aviv

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shalom shalom....
Just wanted to send a quick update. We arrived at Tel Aviv airport late Tuesday night.. We were escorted to our hostel by our friend, who had so graciously arranged a ride from the airport for us. This was a huge blessing! We were able to get a pretty good deal at Mugraby's hostel (which is located directly across the street from CC Tel Aviv). Our friend lives just a block away and he has been so great...showing us the town and introducing us to many believers here. This past Thursday we served at the soup kitchen at CC Tel was Paul's first time and he did great! I have a feeling that our Hebrew will be improving fast out of necessity! haha The SEND team is here staying in Jerusalem, we got to hang out a little bit with them yesterday; it was really great to see them again. It just so happens that they are leaving to go on their visa trip next week and have offered us their apartment for the whole week! So Paul and I are planning to go up to Jerusalem and see some stuff there! We are super excited!

The Lord has been so faithful and so good to us already...we can’t wait to see what is in store for this season here in Israel!

There are a few things we would love prayer for: 1) that the Lord would provide us an apartment that would be affordable. 2) That the Lord would give us wisdom and discernment. 3) That our tongues would be loosed and that we would be able to comprehend and speak Hebrew!

Thank you all for all your prayers and support! May you all have a blessed week!

Rivka and Sha'ul