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Transition Time

December 9, 2016 in Newsletter, Uncategorized

What a cold start to this winter here in the land of Israel. We are currently undergoing a change in management and we appreciate all of your patience during this time. More posts and merchandise will be available in the near future. Thank you and God Bless.

Happy Holidays from our home to yours,

-Ark in the Negev-

Testimonial

April 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

                                                         -RESTORATION IN THE NEGEV-

 

When I knocked on the door to a strange house in the middle of the Negev desert, I was an emotionally and spiritually shattered woman. With my little girl In tow, I was unsure of each step I took. All I knew at the time was that “The Ark in the Negev” was known to be a safe place of refuge and I was desperate.

I already had a rooting in the knowledge of Yeshua/Jesus, however my image of Him was more than a little corrupt. In my mind G-d was not a loving father who sent His only begotten son because He loved me. No, I understood Him as an abusive father, full of revenge because I was bad and deserved His wrath.

I had lived a life of constant chaos nearly every moment of my existence. I wanted so much to be free from the inner inflictions that had been plaguing my existence, but I did not even know how to ask, or who to ask. I desired safety and stability for me and my child, but I was positive that was something that would always be just beyond my grasp.

My situation in life seemed hopeless. Was I doomed to float like a fickle feather from place to place, starving, broken, sad and alone, dragging my child through her childhood years barely surviving? Not on my life! Definitely not on hers!

In the beginning I  struggled to grasp onto this lifeline that the Lord had put in front of me, “The Ark,” a place of refuge. I knew only enough to pray, even when all I saw was just a shred of light inside me. The amazing staff at the Ark banded around me and held my arms up when they became too heavy for me alone. I was encouraged and uplifted and yes, when necessary, reprimanded in a loving way. It is in this home where I received true deliverance.IMG-20151210-WA0000

I can honestly say that I know what it is like to be spiritually and emotionally shattered and then by the shear grace and pure love of G-d, I was snatched from the inner pits of hell where I had been suffering. I can still remember the moment that the Lord breathed life into me. I was no longer a shattered mirror of myself, I was whole! I became a whole woman in that moment. It is amazing how not just one life was changed this way, but two!

In my darkest hours, I was surrounded by amazing staff who prayed with me. When at my wits end as a mother, I was encouraged. And while physically broken, I can smile because I still feel whole. The staff at the Ark in the Negev are a light in the dark. They ignited a spark in me, and fed my desire to become free by pointing me in the right direction, to the one true King.

As I phase out of this program and my year finishes, I have only fond thoughts of my time here. From the time spent on my knees in tearful prayer, to the overwhelming joy that I feel as I watch my child as she thrives! I want to give back to this amazing cause. To think that I can help other women that are where I was spiritually and emotionally, means that every struggle, every single bit of brokenness that I suffered in my life, was worth it. I will remain with this amazing organization. I am joyfully looking forward to letting the Lord use me for His great name.

I am free, I am whole, and I have a wonderful relationship with my loving father in Heaven. My child and I are not merely surviving anymore, we are thriving!

I am surrounded by love. The staff have taught me more than words can even begin to describe. I have learned to walk with my Lord and savior Yeshua. What could be a better testimony than that?

I thank each and every person that has helped the Ark in the Negev exist and all those that support this place and places like this.

 

Written by one of the women at the Ark in the Negev

Updates

March 3, 2016 in Newsletter, Uncategorized

Newsletter March 2016

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“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!                   Luke 12:27-28

 

The seasons are changing and our rainy season here in the Negev is coming to an end. The dusty desert has turned a lush green and the view is truly breathtaking! We know that this greenness is only for a short season as is the nice and comfortable temperatures during the day. We are enjoying our springtime here at the Ark.

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As with all things there is a season. We will be moving from our current residence very soon. We ask for prayers in this for God’s provision and for His supernatural peace and serenity the whole way. We will be moving from our current rental to another rental home. We are awaiting God’s confirmation on where our Ark home will be. This is an exciting time for all of us. We are looking forward to seeing what the good Lord has for us this next season. God is good all the time.

 

Polly has returned from the U.S.A. and is thankful for all of the prayers that went up during her time spent in the hospital with double pneumonia. She is feeling PA190088better and is swinging back into life here in Israel. Everyone here at the Ark in the Negev is overjoyed that she has returned and that her health has returned.

 

The Ark counselor/teacher Stacey has departed to the USA and Canada for five weeks for her yearly tour. The women at the Ark anxiously await her return and look forward to hearing testimonies from her speaking engagements. Prayers are going up and are appreciated for strength and endurance throughout her tour.

 

The women in the Ark are growing spiritually and gaining a closer walk with the Lord. Everyone is happy of the progress in the hearts of those whom reside in the Ark. We have one woman who is battling ongoing serious medical issues and is bracing for a probable major operation. The community of believers is a strong emotional support for her. She thanks all of the Prayer Warriors and Prayer Partners for their love and prayers. She is very strong in her faith in Yeshua and she has chosen to keep her smile throughout this season in her life. Galalee flowers 2

 

The Little Arkite is doing very well in her kindergarten and is growing like a beautiful wildflower. She is fluent in Hebrew and absolutely adores her school.
Barbara is back in Israel and has begun another class of hair cutting/styling with two new students at her international school of beauty program. May she be blessed and may her students excel with their amazing teacher! Barbara has been missed and we are glad she is back.

 

We have had to say goodbye to a wonderful staff member from Canada. During her time here, she was invaluable to the women at the ark as well as our little Arkite. She tackled many tasks during her time with us such as being there to lend a compassionate ear 20160303_121913(1)and prayers as well as immense words of wisdom that will never be forgotten among all that have met her. All of us at the Ark will miss her colossally. May she be blessed in her next season with the Lord! We hope to see her again in the not so far future if it is God’s will.

 

We have new jewelry in the online store and have many new pieces and styles to make their appearance soon. The women at the A20151019_154747-1rk enjoy making these pieces and their smiles light up when a piece of jewelry sells, showing how accomplished they feel in doing a job well done.
As always, thank you to all our supporters. Thank you to the prayer partners and warriors, the monthly donators and to all who support us by purchasing the jewelry in our online store or in person. We find you all priceless to us.
If you would like to support us you can do so by clicking the donate button, or by purchasing a piece or two from our online store. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email at www.thearkinthenegev@gmail.com

Our Goal

October 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

mjj-2…to preach good news to the poor…to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives…and provide for those who grieve in Zion

Excerpted from Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)

Ministry Process

October 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Ark in The Negev Ministry Process (12 Months Total)

  1. Settling-in
  2. Bible-based Discipleship (four hours a day)
  3. Vocational training:
  • Basic hair styling
  • Marketable handcrafts
  • Computer skills
  • English as second language

Statement of Faith

October 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

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We believe that the entire Bible is the Word of God. We believe in the Father, the Son (Yeshua the Messiah) and the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation and eternal life can be obtained only by means of the shed blood of Yeshua.

Statement of Purpose

October 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Ark in the Negev is a Messiah-based discipleship ministry for Israeli women (Jewish or Arabic) overcoming life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and abusive relationships.

Through a 12-month program providing spiritual, academic, and vocational training, single women and mothers begin to establish a loving relationship with God. The women gain an understanding that their addictions and past situations are not the source of their problems but rather issues of their hearts.

Through daily prayer and study, devotional time, and acceptance of the Lord’s love, the women experience their hearts being healed, as the Lord transforms their lives (and the lives of their children). He heals the rejection, removes the fear, teaches them how to forgive and, above all, guides them how to seek and acknowledge Him so He will direct their paths.