Wheat and Help for Israel

The more time I spend growing my own crops, the more appreciation I have for farmers. Growing one’s own food is gratifying, but it is hard work. I now have a deeper respect for those whose entire lives are tied to the land. Every country has farmers, but I have to admit that I am in actual awe over farmers in Israel – those who have brought forth food from the desert! That is amazing to me, a true agricultural marvel. (I would say miracle.) More of the Israeli desert is being reclaimed for agriculture every year; yet, in some cases, it’s not enough to feed the population. As Israel grows with new immigrants, she is in need of more food to feed her new citizens. Also, the political and economic climate of the Middle East and the world is ripe for collapse and war, so additional food will be needed to feed Israel when tough times arrive and prompt an increase in immigrants. And thus, the reason for today’s post. Next week, the Charleston, SC area has an opportunity to be a blessing to Israel.

On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Christians and Jews from America and Israel will gather in North Charleston, SC for an evening of music and information in order to raise funds for these vital humanitarian projects in Israel:

  • Helping new Jewish immigrants as they arrive from around the world, including from Russia & Ethiopia
  • Encouraging the elderly survivors of the Holocaust
  • Training and rehabilitation of wounded/traumatized soldiers
  • Educating disabled children confined to the hospital

Sponsored by Wilderness Mountain Ministry (WMM, based in Walterboro, SC, with a vision to feed Israel with wheat) and Together One for Israel (TOFI, based in Israel, with a vision to help new immigrants), this fundraising event will delight and inform. The evening’s agenda will include:


  • Praise and Worship by Jonathan Settel
  • Jewish folk music by Rabbi Raymond Singer
  • Songs by singer Israela Asago, Ethiopian immigrant from Israel


  • Jackie Grissom, CEO & Founder of Wilderness Mountain Ministry
  • Seve Zarling, VP of Wilderness Mountain Ministry
  • Pastor David Decker of Together One for Israel
  • Director General Reuven Rosen, Israeli Consulate
  • Representatives from the office of Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC)
  • Representatives from the office of North Charleston, SC Mayor Keith Summey
  • Rabbi Hayyim Kassoria of Congregation Or VeShalom in Atlanta, GA
  • Rabbi David Sirull from Augusta, GA


Thursday, July 18, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

North Charleston Colisseum, Montague Terrace
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418

Park in Parking Lot B off of Montague Avenue and come in the South Lobby Door.


If you live in or near the Charleston, SC area, please come out to support this great cause. Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome!

Even if you don’t live close by, you can still help by sending a donation by check. Please send checks to:

Wilderness Mountain Ministry
PO Box 527
Walterboro, SC 29488


If you’d like to know more, please contact Jackie Grissom at (843) 599-9881 or Steve Zarling at (715) 567-0808.

I’m looking forward to this opportunity to come together to help Israel. Together, we can make a difference!

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