Trees Bring Life to Dead Soil
March ’97 began the
almond orchard at Ma’ale Michmas. The Montgomery family at Dexter, MO, who
gave a generous amount in memory of their loved one was the beginning of the
orchard. Many since then have made it happen.
In ancient times, these mountains and hills of Israel were covered with
trees. Now in this particular village, Bible Light friends are bringing life
to desolate soil with planting of trees. It hasn’t been easy: the young
saplings have to struggle for life and wild animals found them delicious
meals. Then a beloved servant of the Lord whom I’ve never met in person gave
the necessary funds to build a high fence around the orchard.
That’s not all: Bible Light friends responded to the need of updating
life-saving equipment to Michmas’s ambulance. And because of the intafada,
there was need for 2-way radios for the security of the settlement. You,
Bible Light friends, responded and the efficiency of the system was
demonstrated to me when I visited there (see
Vol 8 No. 3).
Now, a new street has been named after Ilan Ramon, Israel’s astronaut whose
life was snuffed out in the Columbia disaster. Bible Light has accomplished
lining 300 meters thus far with shade trees. More: Sarah Serel, who is in
charge of the tree planting, informs me that Bible Light is the only
one planting trees. The pictures she sent show these young trees. The leaves
you see are trees planted last Spring. Those that look like sticks were
planted last Fall and have yet to sprout leaves. With your help, we will
continue to bring this life in place of death to Ma’ale Michmas’ soil.
If you would like to remember or honor a loved one by supporting the Bible
Light Almond Orchard at Ma'ale Michmas,