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About The Big Story SA

In 2008 I received a vision to connect the body of Christ, starting in South Africa. Little did I know it was God's mission for me. I thought it would only be a positive South African site.

But He had much greater plans. Thus it took 4 years for it to blossom. It was finally launched on the 27th of July 2012. It is called the Big Story SA...

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Live The Land Tours

1. What is the one thing you know for sure about God?

God is the founder of this ministry that I have faith in. He is the ultimate Leader and Guide on every journey to Israel and Egypt. Each individual that comes forth, and takes the journey, is lead and chosen by our Father. I have no doubt that Live The Land Tours, and myself, Jacci, has been, is, and always will be blessed and protected in Jesus Name. “Yet, I AM…always with you” Psalm 73 v 23

2. Tell us about the business/ministry?

It is different to the usual tour routine. The itinerary is tailor made and can be suited at any given time to the combination of individuals on the journey together. Since 2009, I have listened to people’s opinions, their likes and dislikes, and made it a priority to get to know The Land, surroundings, and people with different nationalities and beliefs. I have met locals from the North to the South of Israel, and beyond. Through scripture and people, God made it clear to me that small intimate groups is the way to go. For this small ministry, the experiences have been peace, heart felt blessings and new friendships forever. We still meet-up!

I have been to Israel and Egypt several times and more. For me, each visit is a new, exciting and unique experience. I see God’s hand in everyday of my life, not to mention big and small miracles that take place daily. No matter what changes occur, and testing we endure, without growth, and without God in it, we are nothing.

3. What gave you the courage to pursue the dream or idea of your ministry?!

There were so many God incidences that I was stunned and amazed! The doors for this opportunity and ideas flung open. Intuition kicked in and I started making phone calls to relevant people, and I followed the advice of those who guided me with care…all I had to do was step through and do it! The seed was planted, and the rest developed in the space of 5 months. Oh yes…I had many questions! I had two reservations, and knew that I had to have peace with no issues and to pull out all the stops for this ministry.

Firstly, I am not good with reciting scripture or verbally quoting scripture, and secondly, the diversity of religions and cultures are strife. It is important to know how to answer questions, and to have insight, understanding and knowledge of other cultures. The first issue concluded: Early hours one morning, 2.30am to be exact, I was restless and my question was, “what shall I do, Lord?” I was in no mood to read my Bible, however, I finally switched on my bedside lamp, took my bible and actually slapped my hand on top and said, “please show me if there is something that I need to know Lord!”

I opened my bible at random and there I read my exact words of my question, minutes before… “what shall I do, Lord?” I sat up straight and my restless mood changed in a flash! You have my full attention Father. I continued reading…

Acts 22 v 10 “what shall I do, Lord? I asked. Get up, the Lord said, and go into Damascus. (this is a road that we all travel, if and when you recognise it) There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.”…

Acts 22 v 14 “then he said: the God of our fathers has chosen you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from His mouth” (immediately the weight was lifted from my shoulders, and I understood what God was saying to me. I only share and say what God gives me to say to someone, other than that, I am to say no more. It is not about me! It is about Him!)

v 15 “You will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard” (little did I know how many more miracles I was to encounter on the Damascus road)

v 16 “And now what are you waiting for?” (Wow! Can it be any clearer than that!) I closed my bible and fell asleep immediately. When I woke later that morning it took me 20min to find where I had read the above scripture.

The second issue being diverse religions and culture concluded: I had a stack of DVD’s regarding diverse religions, and about people’s attitude and choices, you and me included. Finally I started watching, and for three days I wept! (There was hatred, blood shed, killing, hurt, bitterness, un-forgiveness, and more…) I understood what God wanted me to see and grasp. These are the words that I heard… “Love everyone that has breath” “As I love you unconditionally, I LOVE ALL unconditionally” (I was free and experienced the peace that surpasses all understanding) I have come to love all people very deeply… Thank You Jesus!

During this time, being 2010, I was invited to volunteer at a ministry in Israel, and stayed in Israel for 6 months. Previously, during 2009, I volunteered in the Israeli Defence force in the North of Israel. I was then invited by the founder of a special needs home, volunteering near the Gaza strip. These experiences certainly toughened me and was finally the courage that I needed to want to share it with all people wanting to travel the land.

4. What are the lessons learnt from your faith that have seen you through the business?

Not to look at what and how other people do their tours, but to listen to good advice and follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Listening to people’s likes and dislikes, and studying their actions and reactions, I have learned to discern and listen to what people want. I decided to go all the way! Registered the company name, registered with the tourism board, district and local tourism association. I got all the necessary insurances. Up to date with my S.A. tourism guide licence for the past 8 years, including first aid, and have kept my public drivers licence up to date.

During my first year of starting Live The Land Tours, I was faced with “doubt”… is this really going to happen? Should I be doing this at all? There are so many people doing tours to Israel, many from S.A. Did I hear from God correctly? Often I wanted to just go and lay on my bed for a moment…Not for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or 1 year, to date, have I been able to get to my bedroom to lay down, even for a minute! Either my landline or cell phone would ring, or a message would ring, or an email sound tone would alert me, or my door bell would sound… I never got to lie down, not even once! The Holy Spirit guided me. God sustained me, daily!

5. Where do you see the ministry in the next 5 years?

People hearing about Live The Land Tours with a difference! As people share and by word of mouth, I believe we will grow. People getting to know one another, becoming lifelong friends, sharing their experiences. Only by His Grace will I faithfully continue to minister in this journey that The Lord has placed with me. From the beginning of this journey, to whenever and wherever He Leads me, I will follow. My passion and love is people. I love organising and connecting people. My weak point is advertising. “Be still and know that I AM God” Ps. 46 v 10

And this is where The Big Story SA comes in to help & bless this ministry by sharing their story for the Body of Christ to go experience! Thanks Jacci, your tours are truly amazing, as experienced firsthand by our founder! Feedback from Talitha (our founder)'s experience of Live The Land Tours:

1. What has stood out for me is the peace and the life in abundance of the country and people. I would like to take it back with me. Feel the Lord's hand on this land since we were in the plane above Israel.

2. The tour was wonderful and really a blessing. Jacci really led us very well. Her time management and planning is really good and she has a way of keeping the atmosphere calm and stress free. I like the small group and intimate unique tours she does. She also makes sure we see things off the beaten track.

3. Live The Land Tours is very special and unique. It's different from any other tours and they 'go the extra mile'! What a wonderful introduction and welcome to Israel!

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Africa Bless Israel Story

The prophet Isaiah (Chapter 19) speaks of a future where there will be a highway and unity between Israel, Assyria and Egypt. This seems like a far cry from present realities! However, Israel, the central component in this threesome, exists today and Rev Albert Mbenga, born in Congo DR but resident in Cape Town for 10 years, a devout Christian and passionate about Africa has recognized this as a sign of the times and a call to action. This has led to the establishment of Africa Bless Israel with a mandate to change the heart of Africa towards Israel.

Although in its past Egypt provided a refuge to Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and later to Joseph, Mary and Jesus, both Egypt and the many African countries in modern times have turned their backs on Israel.

We are living in difficult times, during which Israel's enemies the world over are pursuing every opportunity to demonize and defame the reborn Jewish State with a view to turning it into a pariah among the nations. For centuries, her enemies have been working for her destruction. And many of her supporters have turned their backs on land of milk and honey, the birthplace of Prophets and Visionaries.

Many African nations were blessed when they had very good relations with Israel who assisted these countries develop in many substantial ways after their independence from Europe.

Following the Yom Kippur War (1973), many African countries severed ties with Israel and chose to side with Egypt, and the Arab world, against Israel this was in spite of the extensive work Israel was doing in those countries in agriculture and health. Many commentators see this as a turning point in these countries in particular, but in Africa in general and leading to all sorts of problems that today plague African countries.

Without understanding the spiritual connection and even with a rich natural heritage, these same countries came under a curse when they broke ties with Israel.

Our great Continent of Africa has been characterized as a land of poverty, corruption, birthplace of HIV/AIDS and the deadly Ebola epidemic.

This “curse” or downturn in Africa’s fortunes has to be addressed through both repentance and an act of welcoming Israel back into Africa. Africa needs to become a continent that blesses Israel for Israel’s sake but also in the light of Genesis 12:3, for Africa’s sake!

Now this is a time for the restoration of Africa. Africa shall arise and stand with Israel for her destiny.

Africa chooses to bless Israel and be blessed as referred in Genesis 12 verse 3.

The vision is that "Africa Bless Israel" is presented to allow believers to come together under the banner of unity and to show their support for the State of Israel and her people.

This is a massive gathering of Christians from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds At the Africa Bless Israel International event believers will sing in African Dialectic to honor the G-d of Israel, and His covenant with Israel, His people, His land and His city Jerusalem.

This has never been done before and will truly be a historic event.

Reverend Mbenga’s vision is to add momentum and to harness the growing perception of Christians of Israel’s significance and from across the continent to gather together in unity to honor God through a stand of solidarity with Israel and in repentance for past actions against Israel’.

We are comforted by how during its time of needs, so many courageous, principled friends of Israel and the Jewish people have taken a stand against this iniquitous campaign. Africa Bless Israel would like to be at the very forefront of these efforts.

Reverend Albert Mbenga
Founder/Chairman Africa Bless Israel

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