Saturday, October 27, 2018

Corry Bell Interview-3

So excited to speak with Corry Bell again.   What a delightful woman of God.   She has been through a lot but continues to hold onto God.

Enjoy the music of Lev Shelo and a powerful interview interview!!!

Here is a little bit about Corry in her own words:

I was born into a very secular home, the only girl among 4 children. By the time I was 18 I had no moral compass, although I received my first Bible and asked Yeshua into my heart at Sunday School when I was 6. However, without proper discipleship, I wandered in my faith and ended up living with my boyfriend during my senior year in high school. We were planning to marry, but when those plans fell through, I spiraled into a deep depression and thoughts of suicide plagued my mind constantly. Then, one Sunday morning, my friend “dragged” me to a Calvary Chapel. The music, the casual attire, the atmosphere were nothing like the stuffiness of church I had al-ways experienced. When the pastor gave an altar call, I responded immediately. For the next 22 years, I became plugged into my church, serving, attending Bible studies and participating in worship ministry.

One December day in 2002, I had a conversation with my mom about her Dutch family herit-age. I asked her, “Isn’t your maiden name, Brouwenstijn, (pronounced Brownstein) Jewish?” My mom couldn’t relate to being Jewish as none of her family members were practicing the faith and were not teaching our culture or heritage to their children, but she admitted that it was. Given the horrors of war upon the Jewish people she had witnessed and escaped from in Hol-land, being Jewish was not appealing. Soon afterward, it became increasingly clear to me that God wanted me to immerse myself in the culture of my ancestors. Soon after attending on a regular basis, I was asked to join the worship team at Beth Emunah Messianic Syangogue, lead-ing the worship team for 10 years, and have been serving in our Messianic Jewish community now since 2003. I began a ministry in 2010 called Lev Shelo which means, “His heart” in Hebrew. Our music has hit the global stage with tours to Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Israel. I am also a freelance journalist, writing for the international publication, The Messianic Times.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Steven Kaplan Interview

Today's show featured great music from Jonathan Settel, Craig Taubman, Joshua Aaron, Lamb, The Schleps, Paul Wilbur, Sarah Liberman and Ted Pearce.  I shared a pre-recorded interview with Steven Kaplan.

Steven is the president of Jewish Outreach International. He is a Jewish believer in Yeshua, a licensed Southern Baptist Minister and ministers throughout the world. Since 1998, Steven has challenged millions with his evangelistic clothing. He has personally distributed over 600,000 Gospel materials in 28 countries and has prayed with hundreds of Jews and gentiles to receive Yeshua.
Steven has been certified, by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, as an Interfaith Evangelism Specialist on Judaism.
Steven has recently published a book about his experiences called "God Stories From the Jewish Mission Field." 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Lily Isaacs Interview


It was exciting to hear The Isaacs while at the Messiah Conference. I never knew of their connection to Judaism.  Today's show featured a pre-recorded interview with Lily Isaacs, the matriarch of The Isaacs, with a personal story as layered as the group's signature vocals. Born in Germany to two Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors, Lilly moved to the U.S. when she was two-years-old. Her family settled in the Bronx where she studied theatre and performed off Broadway. In 1971.

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 35 years ago are based out of Hendersonville, TN. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many  genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel.