Sunday, December 25, 2011

Panama Trip Part 2- Blessed Family

Psalms 133
See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity –
2  Like the precious oil on the head, Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aharon, Running down on the collar of his robes –
3  Like the dew of Ḥermon, That comes down on the mountains of Tsiyon.
For there YHVH commanded the blessing, Life forever!

We had a blessed time while we were in Panama. We stayed with the Jimenez family.
More about them later. But for now, on to the pictures!

Getting ready for a trip in the back of a pickup.

In the front of the pickup??

We stayed with a very special family named the Jimenez. We met them at Sukkot this year. 
They are new to following Torah but are learning VERY rapidly. We were able to answer a lot of questions that they had. They were as blessed by what they learned from us as we were blessed by them letting us stay at their home.
Left to right: Kevin, Mr.Rafael, James, Kimberly, and Mrs. Betsy.

My blessed parents, brother, and I in a nice family picture.

My dad grabbed this small tree. Very nice balance if I must say so myself!

That's a beard!

Spending Shabbat together. The lady in the back is named Yadira. Will talk more about her in another blogpost.

My mom "teaching" some of the women to dance. It isn't as easy as what we think.

Kevin "blowing" the Shofar. That isn't easy either.

My beautiful Mommy!

GROUP PICTURE!! The mountain is so beautiful in the background.

Big smile!

Double smile!

James and Kimberly washing their socks! Imagine that! Washing socks by HAND! That's what you are going to see if you don't live in the states.

Ahhh! So cute. My mom holding Gabriella, a baby who we are going to talk about in another blog post. She is so adorable! Speaking of which, she will be our next blogpost. 

Until then....


The Montanez Family
Servants and Emmisaries of Yahshua, Children of YHVH

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hmm... Big Mistake!

Well guys, if you tried to be on in the last hour, the blog wasn't working. Why?

Well, I was trying to make a Youtube channel to upload a picture. I wrote the blog's B-day in the birthday option, and something weird happened... 

When I entered, it said that the google account was locked and in 30 days it was deleted unless I showed proof that I was older than 13 years old! 

I was a little concerned... it said I had to either give an ID or pay $0.30 to re-open the account.

But thank YHVH I got some amazing help from our sister in Messiah, Mrs. Suzanne McDaniel. 
She used her credit card and paid for it. We can't thank her enough!

Please thank her! I can't thank her enough!

Christian Montanez Dodd

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chag Sameach Hanukkah!

Exodus 27:20
“And you, you are to command the children of Yisra’ĕl to bring you clear oil
of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.

Psalms 18:28
For You Yourself light my lamp; YHVH my Elohim makes my darkness light.

John 8:12
Therefore Yahshua spoke to them again, saying, 
“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall by 
no means walk in darkness, but possess the light of life.”

Matthew 5:14-16
You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a mountain. 
15  “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, 
but on a lampstand, and it shines to all those in the house. 
16  “ So let your light so shine before men, so that they see your 
good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.
John 10:22-23
At that time the Ḥanukkah came to be in Yerushalayim, and it was winter. 
23  And Yahshua was walking in the Set-apart Place, in the porch of Shelomoh. 

 As Yahshua was light, we are to be light. 
Yahshua thought that Hanukkah was very important. 
For what other reason would He be in the TEMPLE at that time? 
This is a time of dedication, to rededicate our lives to Him, to say that YES, we will be light! 
So LET us be the light of the world, and LET our light shine before all men, that they may SEE the way of the truth, and WORSHIP our Abba YHVH who is in heaven! HalleluYAH!!

So from our family to yours...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Panama Trip Part 1- The Beauty of Panama

We had to go on a border run 2 weeks ago to Panama. We had to take a bus from a nearby town named Penthurst to the border named Sixaola and from the border to 1 town named Changuinola and another bus to another town named David and THEN another bus to the town where we were going to named Boquete. 
Total time it SHOULD take: 9hrs. 30 mins.
Of COURSE if something happens that a taximan tricks us at the border, then drops us off in a place where we weren't supposed to be, then we get stuck for 3 1/2 hrs waiting for 4 buses to pass with no seats, THEN finally getting a bus where we had to STAND for an hr and a half(I wasn't feeling good!), WELL.... then it takes:
 13 HOURS!!

BUT we had a good time, and Panama is VERY beautiful. 
Here are some beautiful pics from Panama:
Psalms 72:3
Let the mountains bring peace to the people, 
And the hills, by righteousness.
This is a VERY cool mountain. It's name is get this: Mount BARUCH! It is 1/2 an hr. away from get this: DAVID!! Cool!

Psalms 1:3 
For he shall be as a tree 
Planted by the rivers of water, 
That yields its fruit in its season, 
And whose leaf does not wither, 
And whatever he does prospers.

My beautiful Mom!

What a.... hmmm... can someone please give me the word for this...??? Comments anyone??

Songs of Solomon 2:12
The flowers have appeared in the earth
The time of singing has come
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

Psalms 148:7,9
Praise YHVH from the earth, 
You great sea creatures and all the depths, 
  9 The mountains and all hills, 
Fruit tree and all cedars,
This is a COOL pineapple!

These Oranges are as small as a quarter!

Psalms 98:8
Let the rivers clap their hands
Let the mountains sing together for joy before YHVH...

The town by the river.
 Psalms 127:3
LOOK, children are an inheritance from YHVH, 
The fruit of the womb is the reward.
Genesis 1:28a
 And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, 
“Bear fruit and increase, and fill the earth and subdue it,

My mom thought these dresses were so amazing, and when we learned more about this lady, we were even more impressed! The lady in the middle is the mother of 9 GIRLS and 23 GRANDKIDS! She definitely has the "Be fruitful and multiply" down! Very happy family as you can see.

Talking more with them about the dresses. In Panama there are a LOT of local Indigenous tribes . Most of the women wear these dresses, and guess what? They handmade them themselves!

2 of the lady's daughters and one of her grandsons.

More VERY modestly dressed Panamanian Indians.
We were very blessed to be there. The next post will be about the family we stayed with and some more pictures. Until then...

The Montanez Family
Servants and Emmisaries of Yahshua, Children of YHVH

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Preaching the Message throughout El Duruy

Mat 28:19  “Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit,
Mat 28:20  teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Amĕn.

My dad has been given the opportunity to speak at the church several times. He has taught on Shabbat, the Feasts, the true meaning of the Last Supper, and last time about clean and unclean animals and how the 7 days of creation is parallel our spiritual and physical walk.
A lot of people have been very receptive to what he has spoken about.
Pray that YHWH continues to open doors for us to speak to them. HalleluYAH!

Praying for some ladies at the church. YHWH is blessing the people we meet and they want to know what we believe.

My mom and Dona Blanca(and Brianna LOL). Mrs. Suzanne gave her a skirt and Dona Blanca was so happy.

Another skirt and headcovering for one of the kids in the town.

FOOD!! These Ticos know how to cook with what little they have.
Pray that we continue to have open doors. Pray that we have the funding to do different things.

Christian Montanez Dodd
Servant and Emmisary of Yahshua, Child of YHWH