Friday, August 24, 2012

Baruch Mishpacha/ We have visitors!

Shalom brothers and sisters in Messiah! I pray that you will all have a 
blessed Shabbat and that YHVH will bless your Mishpacha(Family) as well.
Now, on to the pictures!

 Psalms 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 
It is always good to have family, spiritually or physically. 
And it’s even better when we are all following YHVH and guarding His right-ruling.
 We were very blessed last Shabbat to have a family come up from town, especially a
 family like brother Reynaldo and sister Mayra’s, as well as a young man named Luis. 
We also have a VERY special visitor from New Jersey, our dear, dear Cousin Jenny. 
She has been blessed not just spiritually, but physically in a large way. 
Getting ready to start Shabbat. 

Exodus 20:8
  “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. 

It is always a blessing to go through 
what the bread and the fruit of the vine mean and how Yahshua fulfilled being 
the bread of life and the blood of the renewed covenant. 

Christian blowing the Shofar to enter in the Shabbat

Psalms 89:15 
Blessed are the people Who know the blowing trumpet-call! 
They walk, O YHVH, in the light of Your face.

. Shabbat is always a special time, physically and spiritually, resting from work 
and learning from Yah’s Torah of everlasting life. HalleluYAH!

My mom teaching Dona Mayra and her girls how to do Hebrew dances.

Dancing to YHVH was and still is very important part of worship. 
There were Levites that danced in the Temple, and King David danced when they brought the 
Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. Dancing is a large part of rejoicing and praising YHVH,
 as David states in Psalms 149:

Psalms 149:1-4
Praise Yah! Sing to YHVH a new song, His praise in an assembly of kind ones.
Let Yisra’el rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion exult in their Sovereign.
Let them praise His Name in a dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre.
For YHVH takes pleasure in His people; He embellishes the meek ones with deliverance. 

DSC01437 My dad teaching our cousin Jenny a bit about the Scriptures.
We should learn from the Scriptures always, but Shabbat is that special time for us
 where we read from the Torah and see how it applies to us today, as well as looking 
for little jots and tittles that point us to Messiah and how the Torah was literally lived through Him. 
Amen! She has been healed by hearing His Torah. Ears that hear!

Romans 10:17 
So then belief comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Elohim.

Our view behind our house. 

Shabbat also gives us a time to stop and look at YHVH’s beautiful creation. 
YHVH created everything in six days, and on the seventh day He rested and blessed all His work. 

So when we look at and see YHVH’s blessing all around us, from the sky, grass, and trees to the food, family, and fellowship, let us all praise YHVH in whatever way we can so that He may be glorified!

YHVH has gratefully allowed our beloved Cousin Jenny to come down from New Jersey. 
This is the first time we have had a family member visiting from the States, so it makes it even more special.

Cousin Jenny’s testimony of life!

My mom and Cousin Jenny. Cousin Jenny was born almost completely deaf. 
She, like all children that are deaf, learned how to read lips and do sign language, 
and with the partial hearing that she did have was able to learn how to speak well. 
She had what you would call an average life like anyone else, until a couple of years ago. 

Cousin Jenny and my mom walking down a steep hill. 

Three years ago, she had an ear infection. It got so bad that it impaled the rest of her hearing, 
making her totally deaf. More than six months later she went into surgery to have an artificial 
hearing system put behind her ear. Thankfully it worked, but during her surgery she had a 
stroke and another small one several months afterwards as well. This has left the left side of her
 body very weak and she couldn’t walk without a cane and a person standing next to her. About 5-6
 months ago we started praying about making plans to bring her  here, and finally, August 13th, she came.

Philippians 4:13 
I have strength to do all, through Messiah who empowers me.
Cousin Jenny taking corn of the cob and learning how to make tortillas. 

In just the days she has been here we have seen a HUGE difference. 
When she came here she was very tired and couldn’t walk by herself, but now by just being here 
she has gone through some amazing changes. She can walk by herself quickly with a cane, 
helps a lot around the house, and for the past 3 days has been taking a BUNCH of 
corn off the cob for food,  for the chicken’s and for us. She has also been blessed spiritually,
 learning about the ancient paths and the forgotten truth of the Scriptures.

Jeremiah 17:14 
Heal me, O YHVH, so that I am healed. Save me, so that I am saved, for You are my praise. 


With her here she has been blessed so much, physically and spiritually, and we have been so
blessed by her company. Pray for her continual healing and that when she goes back 
to the States that she can be a living testimony, a miracle to the rest of the family of just how big 
of a blessing it is to live the way YHVH wants us to live, whether by the foods we eat, 
keeping Shabbat, or just walking, breathing, seeing, and living in YHVH’s beauty everyday.

Jeremiah 32:17-19
‘Ah, Master YHVH! See, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is no matter too hard for You,
18  who show kindness to thousands, and repay the crookedness of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them – the Great, the Mighty El, YHVH of hosts is His Name,
19  great in counsel and mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds. 

Until next time, from our Mishpacha to yours…

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

Mattithyahu/Matthew 28:19-20 
“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, teaching them to guard all that 
I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”