Izzy here. The good news is, I haven't died! If you've emailed or messaged me lately, you may have wondered, as I haven't been available for the last couple weeks. I apologize for that. The last couple months of our lives have been very disrupted what with driving up to Canada to have baby Nava, and then me driving back down to the States to pick up our fifth wheel trailer home and my mobile studio, and then getting moved and finally settled in at a campground here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Just this afternoon I finally finished setting up my studio and I'm happy to tell you that I'm back in the saddle and will be working hard serving you - the Holy Language tribe - making exciting things happen and creating new lessons. Here's a pic of my studio. You'd be surprised how much can be packed into an eight foot square structure!
And here's a pic of our new natural habitat. We're planning on being here until October, when we'll go south again.
Some of you have expressed concern for our style of living - four of us, living in a home under 300 square feet? If that's you, thank you for caring about us. And don't worry, we're good. This is the life we've chosen for ourselves. Genevieve and I are both minimalists, and find a sense of freedom and exhilaration in the art of keeping our possessions to the bare essentials. Genevieve is obsessed with tiny homes, and while ours isn't as artsy as many of the tiny homes we've seen on YouTube, it's our tiny home. Not to mention, we value the ability to go south for the winter. Yes, the life we've chosen does have its unique set of challenges. But we love it.
Chibuzor is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's his story.
It is a good pleasure to tell my little story, and how I happened to become a follower of Yeshua. On to those days…
Actually, I was born to follow Yeshua. I should say this was from the womb- ever before it appears in time for me to be on earth. I was raised walking in the way, in the step, which our Lord Yeshua recommended as well as taught to us in the Book of Life, through my late parents; both were following Yeshua before they even responded to their calls from Him. I learned along with my co triplet partners, my two Sisters, while we were growing up with the teachings of Yeshua and the services, devotion toward Hashem's principles, which was taught by the ministers and prophets of the Lord Hashem.
From my childhood I composed prayer songs in the presence of my Late Mother, who answered her call to the Almighty. I played all kinds of musical instruments in worship, such as drums with all my might, fasting often, and conducting prayers within and among family members. Back then, I barely read and understood the Bible in our native language, while my triplet sisters prayed Psalms with it. I was brooding with this issue, until one day… I fasted and prayed that the Lord Hashem would refine my memory to read and understand very well with our native Language, that I might follow him to the end. I asked to know His truth, sound doctrine, etc. Yahweh answered my supplication and I became on fire, even more so than my sisters.
When I graduated from High School, I made another request to Hashem. Meanwhile, I was finding it difficult to read and understand the English version of the Bible, being that I'd made up my mind to locate to other states outside of my country. My prayer request was this: Lord, cause me to know the rightful words of eternal life from Thee, from the English Version, that I may learn Your word, walking in them accordingly. And let me behold the truth of the Statutes, Ordinances, Precepts, and Judgments in the sense to share it with those who never had enough time to search the Scripture, every where I will be…and Yeshua does it.
I made my first departure from Nigeria, my own country, to Gambia, West Africa, where I found a congregation that follows Yeshua. I join with them, worshiping for the interval of years. I also met a good teacher, like Izzy, named Justice Paul. He was commissioned previous years in the country Gambia, for Justice. He is from the same country as me- Nigeria. Glory be to the Lord Elohim for this Honorable Justice Paul’s presence in Gambia during this time. Through this elder congregation, Hashem taught me a lot we all ought to know very well while following Yeshua, both challenges as well as adoration in worship in the Hebrew Language. Ever since then, I keep on following Yeshua, the Redeemer of my soul; being so very much interested to learn every thing perfectly, as far as Hebrew is concerned.
My word of exaltation to those who are called by his name, being predestined to you, by God, according to His infinite grace, made you his followers- receive it with joy and happiness, no matter the charges you might be facing.
The tribe will like to hear your story too.
Are you following Yeshua in a Hebrew way? If so, the Holy Language tribe would love to hear your story, and we would love to help you tell it! Here's how.
Modern Hebrew with Elihana Elia this Monday evening, watch here!
NO Biblical Hebrew with Rabbi Derek Leman on May the 14th, next live class will be May the 21st.
Live Shabbat services this Friday evening and Saturday morning, join us here!