As I write this Israel Teaching Letter my heart is heavy. On every side we are bombarded with evidence of how far we are from God’s perfect plans for our world. The morality of the western world seems to be in free fall. Financially, the world is rocking, with nations like Greece on the verge of total financial collapse. World leaders posture as they attempt to elevate their position—for example, Putin’s attempts to restore the glory of Russia to the dismay of NATO. Rogue nations like Iran and North Korea continue to develop weapons of destruction. Islamic attacks around the world continue to claim the lives of those who are considered infidels. In Israel, rocket fire from three borders and terror attacks within our borders, keep every one on edge.