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You are here: Home / Kings Valley Seven Species Project 6.61k Shares 6.6k 6 4 4:34 Wistia video thumbnail - Kings Valley - Seven Species of Israel My Olive Tree was birthed out of a heart to support the land and the people of Israel. It was in 2004 when I first sat down with the then, Finance Minister, now Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and we discussed a huge humanitarian aid initiative that I was involved in—a project that was bringing in over 20 million dollars worth of aid into the nation of Israel. It was an enormous undertaking, and the Finance Minister was grateful and polite when he opened up to express his heartfelt concern for the people of Israel. You see, he did not want Israel to become a country dependent on charity, but rather, a country that prospers through economic independence. It was a few years later while attending a meeting in Israel, when the “concept” of My Olive Tree was presented to us... My first reaction was, “No way!” But the Israelis in the meeting eagerly said, “You can plant a million olive trees… a plan to help make Israel economically independent… You can do this!” My answer again was, “No… this is not for me.” And then I felt the prompting of the Lord to step outside of our meeting place. He then began to show me a vision of a blue and green globe, and said, “Do you see all of those little green spots? I planted all of those without your help.” That was when My Olive Tree began… and it has since grown and is still growing! Today, through the help of thousands of people around the world, we have planted over 20,000 partner sponsored olive trees throughout Israel—a far cry from the HUGE vision of one million—but we are diligently moving forward to reach that goal! When My Olive Tree first began sponsoring olive trees, we planted in the Galilee area. It was exciting to see the vision unfold and for our partners to LITERALLY take root in the Holy Land! And then a few years later the opportunity became available to expand our efforts and begin planting in the Negev Desert. Again, thousands of sponsors rallied together to leave a living legacy and a living memorial in Israel. Like David Ben-Gurion you all jumped on the chance to be pioneers! The first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion was focused on breathing life into the Negev Desert… and you as our sponsors have shown that you share his vision and have hence breathed new life into the goal of sponsoring one million trees. You heard Isaiah’s cry and Ben-Gurion’s cry, and you answered back with resounding support! It is incredible to know that our supporters, that’s YOU, are helping fulfill the goals of the projects... …by bringing the wastelands to life—expanding the greenbelt into the desert to create livable habitats for families to return to the land of their Father. Your gift is literally taking root in the land of Israel, saying, “You belong. Through faith, I belong. We belong!” You see, more than anything, your sponsorships give hope and speak of friendship and solidarity. Your trees say to Israel and her people: I see you right now and I believe in your history—your past, your present, your future, and your right to exist. Your tree is a statement that you realize Israel’s future—acknowledging her potential—her promise. Your tree is not just a gift for today. Your tree is a living legacy—a living memorial. A few years ago My Olive Tree was asked to plant several very large mature olive trees (30-40 years old) in a special place in Jerusalem called the King’s Valley. This area in the valley, which is part of the larger Kidron Valley, located east of King David’s palace, is believed to have once been a garden for the ancient King’s of Israel. And perhaps most importantly, it is also very symbolic that this area is on the hills below the Mount of Olives where the Messiah expected to return. Let me tell you a little bit about phase one... The city of Jerusalem is, without a doubt, the most unique city in the entire world because the Word says that God put His name on this city. It seems that the whole world battles to bless, or curse, the city of Jerusalem. The scripture says that we are not to forget her because… “so goes Jerusalem so goes the whole world.” In the 25 years that I have been working in Israel I have never seen a more unique project for releasing blessings that you can physically see and receive. “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey.”— Deuteronomy 8:7-8 Restoring the Seven Species of Israel according to Deuteronomy 8:7-8—bringing back these five trees and two grains in the Kidron Valley between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives, and preparing the King’s Valley for the Return of the King is a most exciting opportunity. This is not just about fulfilling Bible prophecy, but it is about an opportunity to demonstrate God’s love and promise by saying to Jerusalem, “I will not forget you!” Rows of trees Yeshua will not forget you. The Jews will not forget you. The Christians will not forget you. “Where the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.”—Psalm 122:41 In this Psalm, King David is speaking about Jerusalem being the place where the tribes go up. It is very exciting to know that over 3 million tourists travel to Jerusalem annually—traversing up and down either side of this valley—and The King’s Valley project is planting the Seven Species of Israel in the midst of it! This is truly an opportunity for an incredible testimony! My Olive Tree has partnered with the Jerusalem Park’s Authority for this unique peace initiative. It is more than just a land initiative—it is a fulfillment of Psalm 122:6-9 where we are commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem:1 Your partnership to restore the Seven Species to Israel according to Deuteronomy 8:7-8 is a most powerful way to speak into the Kidron Valley at large, and to show love and compassion to both Jews and Arabs alike, for the greater good of the community. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.’ For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, ‘Peace be within you.’ Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.”9 “Where the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.”—Psalm 122:4 In this Psalm, King David is speaking about Jerusalem being the place where the tribes go up. It is very exciting to know that over 3 million tourists travel to Jerusalem annually—traversing up and down either side of this valley—and The King’s Valley project is planting the Seven Species of Israel in the midst of it! This is truly an opportunity for an incredible testimony! My Olive Tree has partnered with the Jerusalem Park’s Authority for this unique peace initiative. It is more than just a land initiative—it is a fulfillment of Psalm 122:6-9 where we are commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “I will now say, ‘Peace be within you.’ Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.”—Psalm 122:8-9 As partners in the King’s Valley you are ambassadors and watchmen on the wall who seek to do good In Isaiah 62:6 the scripture says, “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem.” Your sponsorship is making a clear statement that like Isaiah, you will not hold your peace day or night and you will not keep silent. It is interesting that the restoration of the King’s Valley, in the City of our God, is being so widely supported by Christians all over the world, but it is not surprising when we understand the prophecy of Amos 9:11-15. You are truly acting as the restored Tabernacle of David. Together we are repairing its ruins and damaged places. And we are sowing and reaping the grains and the fruit trees just as the scripture has instructed us. I think the most exciting part about the King’s Valley project for me is that this very much feels like, and reminds me of, what it is like to prepare for a wedding. So much has to be prepared and done in advance—all because a mother and father love their children and desire for them to have a wedding day that is the most memorable and perfect day—a historic event for their family. We are preparing for a most historic day! And you are an invaluable part of this initiative. Let's make Phase 1 clear... “And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east.”—Zechariah 14:4 What a glorious picture of us preparing a garden that we believe Yeshua could literally walk through upon His return on the Mount of Olives. We are preparing the land and preparing the people! Our goal for Phase 1 is very clear: 300 large olive trees (10 to 15-years-old) 700 olive, fig, and/or pomegranate trees Wheat and Barley *Grapevines and Palms will come in phase 2. The King’s Valley Project 4 levels of sponsorship Barley and Wheat Partner For $19.97 you can sow a seed into this initiative and help with the sponsorship of barley and wheat in the King’s Valley. This is a beautiful and symbolic gift representing the harvest and God’s provision. For your partnership we will send you a My Olive Tree bracelet that you can wear proudly to show your partnership. I’M A PARTNER—SEND ME MY BRACELET Kings Valley Seven Species King’s Valley Sponsor Level 1-$187 For phase 1 we need 700 sponsorships for olive, fig, and pomegranate trees (700 total). With this sponsorship a tree will be sponsored and tagged in your name in the King’s Valley. As a special thank you for partnering with us in this unique way we want to send you a few gifts as reminders of this historic initiative: • Certificate of Authenticity (personalized with your name and tree number) • Jerusalem Shabbat Candles from Israel (silver and gold plated) • Olive Tree CD (a beautiful full length guitar CD by artist Sean Spicer) • The King’s Oil (anointing oil) • Unleashing Heavens Blessings (book authored by Happy Caldwell teaching how to overcome) I’M A SPONSOR—PLANT MY TREE King’s Valley Sponsor Level 2-$500 For phase 1 we need 300 sponsorships for 10 to 15-year-old olives trees. With this sponsorship a large olive tree will be sponsored and tagged in your name in the King’s Valley. As a special thank you for partnering with us in this unique way, we want to send you a beautiful Seven Species Tallit from Israel to commemorate your gift, as well as a King’s Valley Certificate of Authenticity. • Certificate of Authenticity (personalized with your name and tree number) • Seven Species Tallit (24” x 71”) I’M A LEVEL 2 SPONSOR—PLANT MY TREE King’s Valley Sponsor Level 3-$1495 We will continue to offer this exclusive sponsorship option to plant a mature 30 to 40-year-old olive tree in the King’s Valley. This is an incredible and unique way to leave a lasting legacy in the King’s Valley. In return for your generous sponsorship we will send you: • Certificate of Authenticity (personalized with your name and tree number) • A My Olive Tree Pendant with 18″ sterling silver chain • A map of The King’s Valley project site with the location of your tree highlighted • A photograph of the GPS coordinates for the precise location of your tree I’M A KING’S VALLEY SPONSOR—PLANT MY TREE Friends, it is time for us to ... …“Go through, go through the gates!” and “Prepare the way for the people.” Never forgetting that when God restored covenant on earth He said these most powerful words in Gen 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you…” And for me personally... …never forgetting Jesus’ words as He lamented over Jerusalem: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”—Matthew 23:37-39 May it be said of us that we did not forget Jerusalem. We prepared Jerusalem. We prayed for Jerusalem. We planted a living legacy in Jerusalem. Let it be said that the restored tabernacle of David did their part in the King’s Valley to welcome the King of kings and the Lord of lords—the Lion of the tribe of Judah! I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE and FORGOE GIFTS. 6.61k Shares 6.6k 6 4 Our Mission Our Mission Our mission is to create a partnership between the Evangelical community and the nation of Israel; this partnership will produce employment, income, and revenue for humanitarian aid projects in Israel. We envision the planting of one-million olive trees over the next seven years. This relationship was prophesied in the Bible centuries ago, that the foreigners and strangers (those not of Jewish descent) would help rebuild the walls of Israel and cause the desert to bloom (Isa 35:1). Among other things, this reforestation is an environmental blessing for the entire region. May all who participate in this project be blessed body, soul and spirit; it is time for you to take root in Israel! FROM THE MOT STORE the king's annointing oilThe King's Oil $10.00 King's Oil with display boxThe King's Oil with display box | 16 Bottles $160.00 $96.00 olive oil scrub jarOlive Soap Scrub Jar $11.88 olive oil soap scrubOlive Soap Scrub Bottle $32.40
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Home » Vegan Life » 11 Foods Healthy Vegans Eat, Are They On Your Menu To? 0 11 Foods Healthy Vegans Eat, Are They On Your Menu To? copa0077 2017-08-15 Vegan Life Vegans avoid eating animal foods for environmental, ethical or health reasons. Unfortunately, following a diet based exclusively on plants may put some people at a higher risk of nutrient deficiencies. This is especially true when vegan diets are not well planned. For vegans who want to stay healthy, consuming a nutrient-rich diet with whole and fortified foods is very important. Here are 11 foods and food groups that should be part of a healthy vegan diet. 1. Legumes In an effort to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, vegans avoid traditional sources of protein and iron such as meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Therefore, it’s important to replace these animal products with protein- and iron-rich plant alternatives, such as legumes. Beans, lentils and peas are great options that contain 10–20 grams of protein per cooked cup. They’re also excellent sources of fiber, slowly digested carbs, iron, folate, manganese, zinc, antioxidants and other health-promoting plant compounds. However, legumes also contain a good amount of antinutrients, which can reduce the absorption of minerals. For instance, iron absorption from plants is estimated to be 50% lower than that from animal sources. Similarly, vegetarian diets seem to reduce zinc absorption by about 35% compared to those containing meat. It’s advantageous to sprout, ferment or cook legumes well because these processes can decrease the levels of antinutrients. To increase your absorption of iron and zinc from legumes, you may also want to avoid consuming them at the same time as calcium-rich foods. Calcium can hinder their absorption if you consume it at the same time (8). In contrast, eating legumes in combination with vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables can further increase your absorption of iron. BOTTOM LINE:Beans, lentils and peas are nutrient-rich plant alternatives to animal-derived foods. Sprouting, fermenting and proper cooking can increase nutrient absorption.