It’s been a very long three weeks. It was back then that Joel and crew left Israel for a base in Turkey when about 150 miles out at sea the transmission went out on them. It was necessary to change course to the Island of Cyprus and the marina at Limassol where for the past three weeks repair work was attempted on the transmission, when finally it was determined by the Greek mechanic that the transmission would make it to its destination in Turkey.
They left Cyprus to make it within 25 miles of the Turkish coast where the transmission went out again. This time they were dead in the water unable to move and the boat begin to take on water. The Devil may be a defeated dog but he isn’t dead and it seems he always knows when and how to attack just before a blessing from God occurs. We learn as we grow and walk with the Messiah that we are no match for him without the power of prayer and a personal relationship with Yeshua. And being dead in the water in Turkish waters with what is happening in that part of the world isn’t the safest place for two Jewish young men to be stranded and at the mercy of whosoever may come by.
They were able to send out an SOS with a device called InReach Explorer that operates by way of satellite. It’s a device that also allows us, while out in open sea to stay in touch by text messages with anyone in the world. Between the SOS and the ‘mayday’ radio transmission help first came by way of Turkish fishermen, but then the Turkish Navy showed up and they towed our boat to Turkey Port.
The man and his crew who take care of our boat for us while in Turkey knew of all the above and was on his way with mechanics to help Joel. They arrived shortly after Joel made landfall and have been able to move the boat and take it to it’s destination without any problems.
Joel and his crew are back in Israel and that is what I’ve been waiting on before writing this report.
Without the hand of God and the prayers of those we were able to alert to this story could have ended very differently, as the boat was taking on water and there was no other choice but to send for help in order to survive. As I am sure you know, the wrong kind of help could have easily showed up. We thank God for sending the right kind of rescue.
Joel just walked by my office holding both of his beautiful children all three with very large smiles on their faces.
After over 40 years of walking with Yeshua with the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh) I’ve noticed that it is not unusual for the Devil to begin a full attack on a ministry right before it is called upon to bless God and in this case to bless the Apple of His eye, Israel.
This episode has taken all of our finances and has put us in a position where it is no longer possible to survive without the collective support and prayers of those He has brought to this ministry. This is a Body ministry not a one man show and today we are being called upon to act in unison as the Body has gathered to save Jewish lives.
The ministry here in Israel, and the few families we help are also being affected by the lack of finances.
If God has been speaking to you about supporting this ministry in Israel, we welcome your support.
The best way at this time is by personal cheque and sent by airmail, and if you are concerned about security you can register the letter. You can send Personal or Bank Cheques by airmail or registered mail. Western Union Money Orders are not good in Israel, but Western Union Money transfers are, U.S. Postal Money Orders cannot be cashed outside the USA
TO: Jerry Golden
PO Box 10268
Jerusalem 91102 Israel
Western Union Money Transfers,
They are expensive but sure and fast each transfer should be under $5000 to make it fast and without Government problems.
Send it to Jerry Golden, in Israel. They will give you a number that you can email to me so I can pick it up at any Western Union Office in Israel.
We do not use PayPal. They illegally withheld this Ministry’s money for over 3 years, to know more about Paypal click on www.paypalsucks.com
Information needed for a Bank transfer below:
Account Number 88292
Bank Hapoalim (Branch 690)
Code Swift: Poalilit
IBAN CODE IL53-0126-9000-0000-0088-292
Your bank will most likely want the Bank address it is as follows.
Bank Hapoalim (Branch 690)
16 King George
As long as the mail is running it is still my belief that a personal check sent airmail and if necessary registered letter is the cheapest and fastest way to send support.
If God has touched you to bless this Ministry in Israel, I don’t need to tell you how important this support is, and if He hasn’t touched you, there is no way I could make you understand.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it.
Shalom, Jerry Golden