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Editor’s Report:

Ma’ale Michmas
Bible Light Helps in Restoration

“And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations” (Isaiah 61:4).

Bible Light’s “adopted city” is located about 15 miles NE of Jerusalem. On my trip to Israel last May, I visited Ma’ale Michmas twice. The above Scripture depicts it graphically. It is located in the midst of “desolation” – rocky mountain terrain except where the houses and fields of Ma’ale Michmas exist. In previous issues of Bible Light On the News, we have written concerning the Biblical significance of Michmas and why this spot was chosen for the almond orchard in our founder’s memory. (See also our website.) There is still much work to be done on the Almond Orchard, such as a fence to protect the young trees from wild animals.

Those who go with us on tour next February 14-25 (2001) will have opportunity to visit the Ma’ale Michmas and see the Almond Orchard.

The other project Bible Light has endeavored to help is the ambulance needs of the area. We have been able to purchase the paging system for the ambulance crew. Other technological advances are needed to up-date the equipment of the ambulance, which is on constant call and provides 24 hour service for a large area and population without regard to nationality or religion. The present need is for a (life pack) Defibrillator.

The secretary of Ma’ale Michmas writes in a letter to Bible Light friends, “to save a life is to save a whole world and you can certainly consider yourself a world-savor. I know today how important the beepers are and how much more a defibrillator would contribute to our success in saving lives in the future.”

God willing, the Almond trees will be in bloom when our tour bus arrives there February 21, 2001. This will be the most unusual and informative tour Bible Light has sponsored. (Please note the tour information enclosed with this issue of BLON – and contact us early to reserve your seat on the plane and hotel room.)

Contributions to these projects in memory of a relative or friend, or to honor anyone you wish for any occasion in life, makes a lasting commemoration – as it assists in restoration of “waste places” of the Promised Land. For a contribution of $15 or more, Bible Light issues a beautiful certificate suitable for framing. Just designate “in memory of” or “in honor of” (the person you wish). And let us know which project you wish the contribution to be used to help. Remember the special promises of God to those who help God’s special people and land, Israel. “I will bless them that bless thee,” (Genesis 12:3).  -