First off, I'd like to apologize for my silence this past year. I can't believe a whole year has passed without updating you all. I am so sorry about that. There is no excuse, except that personally, I have been through quite a lot this past year, as I'm sure many of you have as well with all that has been going on in our world today. I've shared a bit on social media, although most of you who know me personally, know that I'm a total extrovert, but when it comes to certain personal matters, I prefer to keep them confidential and only share with my closest friends and family.
However, there is a personal matter that I'd like to discuss with you, my dear brothers and sisters. Those that know my family and I personally, already know this, but I'd like to update you, my dear friends and supporters and tell you that during this month, last year, my mother went to be with the Lord. The exact date was February, 5, 2020. Needless to say, that was one of the most difficult days of my life. I was very close to her. Those that knew my mom knew that was one of the most caring, thoughtful and authentic people you'll ever meet. She was the embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman. It was a difficult season when she passed from this earth due to complications with diabetes, but my Heavenly Abba was so merciful and faithful that He gave me the strength and peace to go through it and I knew He was with me through it all. I received love and support from friends, family members and my congregational family in the U.S. in Ft Lauderdale, FL, my congregational family in Israel and from other members of the family of Messiah from all over the world through social media and those congregations that I was able to minister while on tour this past year. We are happy to know that Neris, my mom is singing and dancing to her Heavenly Abba right there with the Angels. " To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8. Some day soon, I would like to write a song about her. There is a lot more I wish to say to do her justice, but I will do so in a video blog soon.