Volume 12, Number 2
Fall 2005

In This Issue

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It was a joy to help show Israel to my volunteer assistant (for 15 years) – Terry Distin with an added joy that his mother was able to go also. And then they both were bubbly with joy, and now understand with me how frustrating it is to relay to others what they saw and heard in Israel. But they have consented to tell of their trip in this issue of Bible Light on the News.

Impressions of Israel by Terry Distin

A Baptist Christian’s Visit to Israel by Lila Distin.

Planting Date Palms in the Desert introduces a new Bible Light project in Israel.

For seven years you have helped Bible Light with our projects at Ma’ale Michmas (about 15 miles NE of Jerusalem). This consisted of an almond orchard, a fence around it and irrigation lines. We have also lined a street named after Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut who lost his life in the Columbia disaster; helped up-date their ambulance and purchased radios for security needs. Michmas friends and I are very grateful for your help in this. These projects are all now in the capable hands of the community of Ma’ale Michmas.

The Bible Light Board has decided to begin a new project in which you can continue to participate by purchasing Date Palms in a most needy area – the Southern desert region of Israel. This can be done in memory, or in honor, of a loved one or friend. Terry Distin has prepared a beautiful certificate suitable for framing that will be yours (or sent to another if you wish) when you purchase one or more Date Palms.


Letter from the Editor

Jerusalem Prayer Mandate