Visiting and baptizing in the Jordan River at Yardenit is one of the highlights of the pilgrimage tour. To commemorate the event and to deepen links and roots, major leaders of Christian communities are invited to plant a tree at our Olive grove, alongside the riverbank. The Planting in the soil of the Holy land, on the holy Jordan River banks, is a gesture of friendship and support for Israel and Yardenit, and a symbol of the common roots which members of all denominations have in the land of the Bible.
“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever”
Becoming now an abundant Olive Grove, we have recently expanded it, to include all of “The Seven Species”:
“A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey” (Deut 8:8)
“Everyone will invite his neighbor Under his vine and under his fig tree” (Zechariah 3:10)
On September, Pastor John Hagee and his son Pastor Matthew Hagee honored us with a visit and planted a Pomegranate tree in the garden.
Also a Fig tree was planted by Pastor Chukwudi Umeasiegbu from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
Pastor Matthew Hagee said in the ceremony: “It will grow and give us a reason to come back and visit this tree in years to come”.
Olive tree planting by the heads of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) in North America and Canada, led by Reverend Doctor David K. Bernard.
Few weeks ago, we had the pleasure to once again welcome UPCI. Pastor David J. Sagil led a group of pilgrims to re-meet the UPCI tree and their roots in Yardenit.
Pastor Chukwudi Umeasiegbu from warri, Delta state, Nigeria, and his family planted a Fig tree
Pastor John Hagee and his son, Pastor Matthew Hagee, and the pomegranate tree they planted together.
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