Shalom from Israel

Hello everyone! I just wanted to give you a quick update about my trip. It has been an amazing experience so far.  Camp has been awesome with more that 80 kids attending. We have been busy teaching them how to play baseball. They really love it. It has been an awesome outlet for us to really love on this children. The mission team has become a strong unit and God is really blessing the socks off of everyone. I have heard so many cool stories about things God is doing here. It truly is amazing. Thanks so much for praying for this mission. God is moving in a powerful way! I am so so thankful to be apart of it~!

If you would like to see some pictures of the team head over to THIS SITE (http://gallery I don’t have time to post here yet, but someone else has posted some of my pictures at this site. Enjoy.

Boker Tov.

August 5, 2009 - 7:14 pm

Melissa Scott - Hey Renee and Dustin.
Playing baseball seems like a great way to get to know the children better. You sound like you are having the time of your lives. God is moving in many ways. Grandma Scott has recovered from brain surgery and is home already. What a blessing.
You both are seeing Yeshua’s love first hand and it will change your life forever…What a blessing that is.. I love you both so much. I’m so proud of both of you.

My Heavenly Father I praise you for all that you do. Your mighty love changes peoples lives, you fill their hearts with peace and joy. Thank you Father for all that you do and will continue to do in these young childrens lives. Continue to give guidance and compassion to the mission team, May they spread your word like wild fire throughtout the camp. In the name of Jesus’, Amen

Israel: Day 6

Wednesday is here and today’s theme is “Following God’s Direction.”compass

I think this theme touches the heart of every follower of Yeshua. We want to know God’s direction for our lives. This is one of my strongest desires. I desire to be in God’s will. I want to be where He wants me. But why does it seem so difficult at times? There are times in my life when I know that I am in God’s will and I feel secure in that. Then there are other times that I can’t seem to hear Him and I lose my way. Am I the only one that struggles with this? Even though I struggle I continue to press on. I know God has a plan for my life. I believe if I am obedient and try to follow that plan that God will be faithful to direct me when I get lost. 

Prayer Requests

1. Pray that the kids will be open to God’s direction and purpose.

2. Pray that everyone will be able to hear from the Lord in their personal walk with God. 

3. Pray for a boldness to step out in faith when God is calling us in a direction that seems risky or that is unfamiliar. 

I once heard someone say that we grow in our faith when we step out of our comfort zone. God help me to step out of my comfort zone!


August 6, 2009 - 10:43 am

Melissa Scott - Renee my darling sweet heart, today’s theme, “Following God’s Direction.”is a struggle that each and everyone of us have. The devil makes sure of that!!!!! Thank you for writing this testmony. I’m sure it touched alot of people’s heart and minds.
I know that I have struggle in following Yeshua’s directions. When I stop listening and I do not hear his voice I worry that I have lost my faith. But are Lord redirects us again and puts people and things in our lives that help us continue to know that our Lord will be forever faithful. I want to be obedient and follow in Yeshua’s direction. I pray each day that he gives me the courage to step out of my comfort zone and follow him always. Thank you for your obedience to Yeshua. God has a purpose for everything. I believe God’s purpose for you is to help others be redirected back to him by your testmony…. God Bless Love Alway MOM
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go..—Ps.32:8

August 7, 2009 - 7:54 am

Melissa Scott - Dustin and Renee, Hi sweethearts. I’m so proud of all the work that you did at the camp. I pray that the children’s hearts were open to Yeshua’s love. Now it’s time to go receive your blessing
that God has prepared for you. I know that your travel through Israel wil be an experiences of a life time. I’m so excited for both of you. May you feels God’s presents surround you as you visit the sites that our Jesus walked. My heart is filled with joy for both of you. I continue to pray each day for your safety and I’m no longer afraid. You are in Yeshua’s hands. Have a awesome time….I love you so much..What a blessing you are in my life… And our LORD said,”For I know the purpose that I have for you.”
We are heading home today so I wont be able to write again until Sunday. Just know that I will continue to have you in my prayers each day and night….God Speed,Love Mom

Israel: Day 5

Second day at camp is under way. Today our theme is ” Yeshua is our Healer.”first-aid1

What an awesome message to impart into the lives of these young ones. I am convinced that Jesus is our healer and that He DOES heal people today. It has been my prayer for a while now that I would be bold enough in my faith to pray for healing. I want see miracles. I want to be apart of a ministry where God heals people from illness and disease.  God please help my unbelief and fear of the unseen.

Prayer Requests

1. Pray that for an increase in faith for everyone at camp.

2. Pray that God will heal people today!

3. Pray that his children will be drawn to Him.


August 4, 2009 - 6:49 pm

Melissa Scott - Hi My sweet wonderful children. Dustin and Renee I’ve been praying that all is going well. We know that the Devil is hard at work trying to interfer in your willingness to share God’s love.I pray each day and night and in between that the Lord puts the devil behind you. I know God’s love will shine through both of you. I see it all the time in both of you. Renee and Dustin you lift my heart up..
Today I pray O God,Yeshua to Bless our little soldiers and this mission team. Direct them in all the ways of life. Give them guidance in their confusion,strength in their weakness, comfort in their worries and courage in their battles of life. Father please may they not become weary in their willingness to do good. May they be real representatives of Jeshua. Let the Holy Spirit dwell in them. I ask all in Jesus’name. Amen.

I will not leave you comfortless—-John 14:18
He is their help and their shield.—–Ps. 115:9

August 4, 2009 - 7:16 pm

Valerie - Hey Renee…just wanted to let you know that we are praying!!

Israel: Day 4

Happy Monday!

Today is the first day of camp. How exciting! Kids will be coming to hear about the good news of Yeshua. Our theme is “Army”. In Israel citizens are required to serve in the Israel Defense Forces for a period of between two and three years upon graduation for high school. This includes both young men and young women. So the concept of the army is very familiar to all of these kids.  

Today’s focus is that Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) is our Chief Officer.  

Prayer Requests

1. Pray that the kids will begin to connect and make relationships with each other and the camp workers.

2. Pray that the Holy Spirit will teach all of us about God’s role as our “Chief Officer.”

3. Pray that God’s love would poor out of us and that no language barrier would be able to mask that!

4. Pray that we will all seek His face!

Thanks for your prayers!




August 3, 2009 - 10:18 am

Melissa Scott - Renee,Dustin and all the Mission team members: You are the
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,YESHUA,CHIEF OFFICER, I pray Dear Lord that you pour out your love over the each person and child at camp today. Let your amazing touch be felt. Open the senses of the team and the children and let them see your mighty presents in each other. You and you alone oh YESHUA can fill the needs of
their hearts and minds. Help them Father and support them and give them wisdom to lead the children to seek YOU.
I ask all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do.-
-John 14:13
I love you with all of my heart. Mom

Israel: Day 3

Sunday will be a day of preparation for us. We will be getting to know each other better as well as meeting members from our partner congregation in Israel. 

This week we will be facilitating a Youth Camp along-side Tents of Mercy (http://www NULL.tents-of-mercy It is projected that there will be over 80 kids attending this camp. That is awesome!

This link will take you to the camp’s website (http://thebaptistvillage you want to check it out! 

Prayer Requests

1. Pray that the team can get everything in order for the camp.

2. Pray that all the legistics of the camp will run smoothly.

3. Pray for the kids coming to the camp.

4. Pray that God will move in a mighty way this week among the workers and those kiddos attending.




August 2, 2009 - 6:45 am

Sue Ensey - Just want you and Dustin to know that everyone back home is thinking of you and keeping everyone in our prayers !!!! Tangela’s move is going pretty good!!!!!

August 2, 2009 - 2:39 pm

Melissa Scott - The picture you posted said it all!!!!!

Israel: Day 2

Today the plan is to arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel. Then we are going to visit Joppa and have dinner. We will then go to Camp Petitikvah.

Prayer Requests

1.Pray our bodies adjust to the time change.

2. Pray that God will unite this team and that we will connect on a spiritual level.

3. Pray that our eyes and ears would be open to hear what God is saying to each of us.

4. Pray that we would be bold in our faith!

Here is a picture of Joppa.



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August 1, 2009 - 9:19 am

Carissa (http://joelandcarissahoward NULL.blogspot - I am praying for everyone on the trip. I know God will do amazing things.

August 1, 2009 - 9:55 pm

patty arnold - beautiful city….praying for you! my words at simple but heatfelt. battling bronchitis pray for a quick recovery..god is working through you all…..

August 2, 2009 - 2:33 pm

Melissa Scott - Thank you LORD for getting the mission team to Israel safely.