How to Make Your Volunteer Abroad Experience Rewarding?
Volunteering abroad can be a wonderfully rewarding experience. You’ll be meeting amazing people, doing gratifying work, constantly learning, and seeing hidden corners of the world. When you return from your adventure, you’ll be a well-rounded person with plenty of memorable experiences. Of course, there are things that could go wrong during your time abroad, but if you follow our tips below, you can ensure that you’ll have a truly rewarding volunteer abroad experience.These Walls Must Fall
Suddenly the walls collapsed! Wow! The barriers were completely removed. All these obstacles you are seeing on your way today will melt away. Yes, they will. It will happen suddenly, totally, swiftly and unexpectedly. You will look for them after reading this message and you will see them no more. Nothing can block your blessings again. God has blessed you and it cannot be reversed. Yes, this is our season. Are you not seeing it? No wall, no barrier, no obstacle, no power, no conspiracy can stop us. God gave the Israelites the city of Jericho, but the walls were impregnable. It was high, broad, and well-fortified and the gates were tightly shut and roundly guarded. It was simply humanly impossible to go in and conquer it. You know this story very well. God had to push down the walls himself. Look at that incredible account again, “When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.” Joshua 6:20. Every wall standing against you will fall today!Can Political Violence Exist in a Democracy?
Political violence can exist in a democracy as illustrated in Jamaica and the US. In Jamaica politicians resort to emergency measures which they see as preferable to a police state but this is only a short term solution. In the US a show of excess police power is invoked to control the people but this only accelerates additional violence. More investments in communities that promote democracy and community resilience is what is needed.Netanyahu, Purim and the Enemies
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his recent Purim message responded to the continued threats of annihilation of Israel by the enemies of the Jewish state by reminding them of the biblical story of Haman. Haman obtained an irreversible decree to kill all the Jews in Persian and confiscate their properties. But before the date of execution, God intervened and Haman, his sons and the enemies of the Jews were killed instead. You know the story very well. We will come back to it later. Yes, I so much admire the dedication, love and courage of Bibi (as he is fondly called) to the cause of Israel. He is always ready to do everything necessary to protect and advance the interests of the Jewish state, especially the policy of never to allow the people go through the threats and victimization of the past. I see Benjamin Netanyahu in the mould of Moses, Joshua, Gideon and Samson. And thanks to his family that gave Israel three indefatigable brothers – Yonatan, Benjamin and Iddo that served in the elite IDF Special Forces, sacrificing their comfort and life.Passover: Bursting Through Your Enemies
You are about experiencing the greatest deliverance of your life. You will not forget this season. Never! Yes, we are going into Passover Festival week and the LORD is about repeating what he did in Egypt in your life. God will end our spiritual, physical, financial and emotional slavery. He will smite our enemies, their conspirators and their gods. You have stayed enough in that situation and it is clear that it is only a powerful, divine ordinance like that of the Passover night that can stop your enemies. Yes, he is God of love, patience and peace but also God of vengeance and war. He is God of mercy and also God of Judgment. He forgives the repentant and also punishes the recalcitrant. We choose his side that we want experience by our actions and attitudes. When he extends the carrot and you reject it or take him and his word for granted, then he brings the stick.