Haiti's Mishkan Yeshua has first Bat Mitzvah
Updated: Feb 5, 2019
Haiti an island nation, that for the past few years has endured many reasons for her people to be unhappy. This week Haiti's Messianic Community had a reason to rejoice. It all began when one young lady watched a movie and asked a question.
“I see in a movie, the people are dancing and carrying a girl on a chair in Israel... What does this mean?” asked Alizèe, a twelve year old girl from Mishkahn Yeshua Haiti, the first of now four established Messianic Congregations in the country.“It’s a Bat Mitzvah; when a girl reads from the Torah Scroll in front of everyone and becomes a young woman at about 13 years of age.” Explained Rabbi Peter. “Your almost 13...” he continued, “Would you like to do that?” Her face lit up. “I can do it???” “Of course!” assured the Revee. That was about one year ago.
This past Shabbat, what a young girl imagined from seeing a movie, became a reality. After having diligently studied for three months, Alizèe, daughter of Alourdes and Zeler Guerrier, became the first girl in Haiti to have a Bat Mitzvah, and she did it flawlessly.
“With unending respect for Yeshua’s words, in this case, the first will surely not be the last...” Rabbi Peter.
If you want to learn more about Mishkan Yeshua and the Messianic Ministry in Haiti visit www.Torah4Haiti.org.