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Written by Terri Morey   
Friday, 10 May 2013 16:36



First of all, I want to thank several very special people who helped enormously with the whole huge process of the Homegoing Celebration.

Gary did all the preparations for the event at the gravesite. He had many people helping, and I don't even know who they all were. It was a huge effort.

The Leonard family were all very much involved. Gil arranged for and set up the sound system at the gravesite, including a generator (he and Dave Foquette actually got swideswiped by a bus on the way!).   David Leonard ran the soundboard. Mayaan took charge of the incredibly delicate task of identifying the body, dressing Brookie, getting her to the gravesite exactly on time, and wrapping her in the incredibly beautiful linen painting anartist did just for that purpose. There was much opposition all along the way. Rachel helped in many ways, including preparing a power point of Brookie's life which was shown at the reception. Tehila was also involved in many aspects.

Sara did most of the work on the program itself, and it was beautiful. It was in preparation for days, including many corrections the day of the Homegoing. She was at the printer just hours before the service, getting the programs printed and she got them to the gravesite just a few minutes before people started to arrive!

Karen Davis led the worship team at the gravesite and David Davis gave a great keynote message.

Sharona and Brookie's nurse friend Marcie stayed with Brookie night and day for more than a week before she left this earth. Sharona hosted all the visitors and organized the visits, and Marcie provided around the clock professional nursing care, all in Brookie's house, where she wanted to be.

Teresa organized the reception at the Poriya Illit Community Center, feeding over 150 people and then re-organizing the space for worship, the slide show and testimonials until almost 10:00 PM. Of course there was much set-up, takedown, cleaning, etc.   She too had many wonderful helpers.

All in all it was an incredible cooperative effort by the community of believers in the area (including Kehilat Poriya and Peniel congregations), as well as others from Haifa and Jerusalem. The "Body of Messiah" functioned beautifully! It was all anointed and orchestrated by the Lord, who was glorified in everything. THANK YOU, LORD!!!! 


Rachel has set up a Memorial website for Brookie. Here are her instructions:

I've created a memorial website on which you may write your condolences/tributes of Brooke ("Brookie") or just light a candle (short msg. in her memory): http://brooke-escott.memory-of.com/About.aspx. My tribute (or memoir) titled "In loving Memory of Brookie" is posted as an example. Please feel free to make yours in a different manner than mine. The site will be operational for at least two more weeks. 

Rachel also posted the slide show of Brookie's life on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7FBYO6s-4&feature=youtu.be

God willing, we will be posting a video of the Homegoing Celebration when it is ready. 


Brookie’s departure from this earth was the 29th of April, it happened at ll:23 PM, I had just returned from picking up my oldest and closest friend from America at the airport.

Brookie’s life had ebbed away slowly, and it had been almost a week since the doctors had predicted her immanent passing, so all of us were quite uncertain of that moment when she would draw her last breath.

My friend’s arrival on the day of Brookie’s departure was very significant to me.

The Lord, Whom I serve with all of my heart, showed me His body, as I have never seen it before.

So many people rallied around Eric and I offering to help in any way they could, words can never describe in this update how meaningful this was to me, personally.

My friend’s arrival on the day of Brookie’s departure could only mean one thing for me, she would see our lives in Israel in a unique way.   I have waited 30 years for her to visit me in the land of my inheritance. She is the person God used to give me my first Bible and that gift eventually led to my salvation.  

The body here helped in every way imaginable, getting the burial ground ready, making the graduation program, arranging for the food, music, speeches, order of service, arranging for the burial, plus the inspection of the body before burial.

The service was so beautiful, so reverent, so lovely in every way.   There was a video made of the entire service, and soon a DVD will be available. God willing, we will be able to send it to those of you who could not come, but want to see the service. Also, it will be posted in some form, which we will let you know about in a future update.

When I read what a friend wrote, I realized that even in this God was meeting me completely, as we just brought our friend to the airport on Wednesday night, and I wanted to express my gratitude to the body here, and to express my thoughts on the Homecoming, only to see that my God had already inspired this woman of God, who is an excellent writer, to accomplish what needed to be said.

To God be the glory for the things He has done.





Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 15:40
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Friday, 26 April 2013 19:15

Shalom Family and Friends of Kehilat Poriya,

For those of you who have been praying for the latter rains to fall in Israel, we want to share with you how the Lord has heard and answered! The level of the Sea of Galilee has risen to one of its fullest levels in over 8 years. The lake’s level is a little more than 3 feet below the full stage. Here are some photos made on April 23 and photos from Jan. 13 for comparison. Please also refer back to the blog from Jan. 14 for more photos to see how the Lord has poured out the blessings of rain upon the land. The rainy season normally ends in April but there are forecasts for possible showers into May. Thank you for your continued prayers.

With many blessings,

Eric and Terri

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Water level April 23, 2013

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Water level Jan. 13, 2013

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Water level April 23, 2013

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Water level Jan. 13, 2013

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Lake level April 23, 2013

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Lake level Jan. 23, 2013

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 20:19
A Blessing for 2013 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:49
Shalom Kehilat Poriya Family and Dear Friends, 

Although we are well into 2013, please enjoy this beautiful video that offers a peaceful greeting for this year. This video is guaranteed to calm your senses and give you a reason to smile. The video from Norway is a nice rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," accompanied by nature's wonders. Enjoy! With many blessings, Eric and Terri Morey

Just click on the link below

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:53
The windows of heaven are open... PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 14 January 2013 19:27
Shalom Kehilat Poriya Family and Friends, 
The countless prayers for the Lord to release His
blessing of rain on this land have been heard and
answered! They continue to manifest in the rising
of the level of the Sea of Galilee. Since Thursday
of last week, the lake's level has risen more than 5
inches. The lake stands at 692.487 feet below sea
level. Since the beginning of the latest rains, the
Sea of Galilee has completed a rise of just over
33 inches, one of the sharpest rises in its recorded
history. The sea is currently 6.33 feet above its
lowest "red line" and about 7.45 feet below the top
"red line" that signals the lake is full. The lake already
is higher than it was at the end of last winter, and the
Water Authority expects it to be in good shape by
the time the rainy season ends. 
Please see the attached photos that show the rise
of the lake from Dec. 24 until today. 
The rainy season usually ends by April. Thank you
for your continued prayers that more rain will
fall in the land. 
With many blessings, 
Eric and Terri Morey
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The water level Dec. 24, 2012.
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Water level on Jan. 13, 2013
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Water level on Dec. 24, 2012
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Water level on Jan. 13, 2013
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Water level on Dec. 24, 2012
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Water level on Jan. 13, 2013
Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 19:51
Answers to Prayers in Showers of Blessings.... PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Sunday, 06 January 2013 20:54

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Rain clouds hover over Mt. Tabor

Shalom from a Rain-Soaked Galilee!

The plea for the blessing of rain is always a focus of our prayers, as a congregation at Poriya Ilit. We know there are many individuals who also call out for the Lord's mercy to send rain to this dry, parched land. Already, we have witnessed the bare, brown hillsides transformed to a beautiful blanket of green, as life once more emerges from what appeared to be lifeless areas. Beginning yesterday, we have begun what is forecast to be the wettest week in recent records! Thank you for joining your prayers with ours for thanksgiving to the Lord for His faithfulness. Below is a news article from one of today's publications in Israel.
With many blessings, 
Eric and Terri Morey
Heavy rain fell from the North to the Negev overnight Saturday, with the stormy winter weather expected to continue on Sunday and throughout the week. Forecasters expect the coming week to be one of the rainiest in recent memory with some 100 millimeters of rain expected in central Israel and as much as 250 millimeters expected to fall in the North. Mount Hermon is also expected to see continued snowfall throughout the week. Melting snow from Mount Hermon and the Golan will add some 30 centimeters to Lake Kinneret, according to forecasts. The Israel Meteorological Service said that snow could fall in Jerusalem as well on Wednesday. The heavy rainfall has been very good for the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), Israel’s largest single source of fresh water. The lake, which was dangerously low two years ago following years of dry weather, is now on track to hit a 20-year high. The surface of the Kinneret rose by 6.5 centimeters over the weekend as the rains began.
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