HaYovel, an organization dedicated to transforming Christians’ lives through serving the land and people of Judea and Samaria, the Biblical Heartland of Israel, will have its first-ever “Israel Celebrate the Miracle” gala in Franklin, Tenn., on May 6.
Among the speakers will be former Knesset Member Rabbi Yehuda Glick; Daryl Hedding, U.S. Deputy Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Pastor Steve Berger, founder of Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, Tenn.; musician and songwriter Michael Card; and HaYovel Founder Tommy Waller.
Now based in Missouri, HaYovel was founded after Waller went to Israel in 2004 on a business trip, and saw the fulfillment of prophecy in the nation’s vineyards. The organization recruits volunteers to spend two to eight weeks in Israel, helping farmers in the territories during pruning and harvest seasons, and educating the Christian world about the need to support the Jewish community and Israel.
They also produce the Joshua and Caleb Report, a series of stories about those living in the territories, and to counteract the negative media coverage of Israel, which they liken to the 10 spies that gave a negative report to Moses.
Over the past 10 years, over 2100 volunteers from 19 countries have taken part in the program.
The event will be at The Factory in Franklin Liberty Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a cocktail reception. The banquet begins at 6 p.m., featuring Israeli wine. The program includes music, videos and presentations celebrating Israel’s 71st birthday. A fundraiser will be held at the end of the evening. Reservations are $150.