Paul Calvert interviews Zac Waller, the executive director of HaYovel Now, about uniting Jews and Christians through volunteering on Israeli farms, and fulfilling scripture.

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Paul: How do these Israeli farmers feel when they see all the Christians coming and wanting to volunteer on their land?

Zac: They are blown away, like you would expect. If a bus load of people showed up at your farm and said "Hey we're here to help. We're not charging anything. We just really want to be a part of what you are doing," it's not normal right?

We have had a lot of the farmers tell us how big a blessing it is. A lot of these farmers really stepped out in faith in planting their vineyards. With vineyards you have to invest for about seven years before you get any profit from your labours. They have invested a lot in to these vineyards and they are investing it because they believe in the Bible, because they believe in the prophets, and because they feel this call to fulfil God's will. To be able to be a part of that is really incredible.

Paul: Why do you do what you do?

Zac: I would say that I do what I do because I love God and God is the God of Israel. He has chosen a particular place and a particular people, so I do what I do because I want to be a part of God's plan.

Paul: And what is your prayer for the Israeli farmers?

Zac: I pray that Israeli farmers are able to persevere through all the challenges they face. That they are able to continue innovating their drip line irrigation, which was created here in the land of Israel and has gone out to the whole world. The whole world is being blessed by their ingenuity and so I pray that they can continue blessing the world and that the world is be able to see them as a blessing.

I pray that God will continue to bless the work of their hands and as they continue to operate in His will, returning to the land and bringing restoration to the land, that He would encourage them and enable them to continue to do their work. CR

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