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Messianic group in Gambella Ethiopia receives books.

Dear Todd,

We are here to appreciate what you have done to us, it was enjoyable day for all of us when we received books from you. We pray to YHWH of Israel, Isaac. and Jacob to bless your work and give you more skill to produce more and more books to spread his works to four corners of the Earth.Now you have a strong group in Ethiopia, women and Children, Elders and Youths are now looking toward you, we need you to come to us to lay our foundation and select elders who can lead us here in Ethiopia. We are getting more and more now in our congregation, so we need leader.

Secondly, We have attached our Photos plus books you have sent to us.


YHWH bless you.

Messianic group in Gambella Ethiopia

When Do We Celebrate Shavuot

Here is how we determine when Shavuot occurs according to the New King James Version of the Bible: “15 And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave  offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.” Leviticus 23:15-­‐16 NKJV. This sounds simple.

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New Article on the Calendar available

Many people are confused about how to determine time according to the Scriptures. In the latest article Todd discusses the Scriptural Calendar established by the Creator from the beginning. It also addresses various false calendars and teachings that are leading people away from the truth.

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Prison Update

Things have been very busy at Shema Yisrael. As most of you may know I must maintain a law practice to put food on my families table. The Walk in the Light series has been a labor of love and it has taken it’s toll financially on me.

The good news is that the truth is getting out and lives are being changed. It is particularly interesting what is happening in the prisons. I receive letters daily from prisons asking for teaching materials and books, shofars and menorahs, tzitzit and tallits. The prisons are on fire with those seeking the truth about the Hebrew roots of their faith.

Today when I returned from Court I received 7 new letters from prisons across the country. Quite frankly, it is overwhelming. We try to reply to all of the requests, but when we send one book it is quickly followed by a request for the other books in the series. The demand seems to be growing exponentially. The inmates are hungry and they are devouring the materials.

I am receiving all sorts of praise reports concerning the impact that the series is having on the lives of those who find themselves incarcerated. This keeps us sending out the materials free of charge. We also have begun working with various ministries, including Seekers of Yah, a nationwide prison ministry specifically oriented toward teaching Hebrew Roots. I just sent them a case of the new book “An Invitation to Walk in the Light” and I am sure this will be an ongoing expense.

This is all good news and we are asking for help from anyone who feels led to assist in this regard. We appreciate your prayers and your financial support. If you are interested in donating you can by clicking on the donate button.

Preparing for the Islamic Messiah

Many people fail to understand the current events developing in the Middle East. The United States has played a significant role in the recent destabilization in the region which has left a power vacuum currently being filled by those seeking to establish the Islamic State.

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Is Your Head in the Game?

Biblical Flood

Todd has written a very concise and entertaining article that is intended to challenge everyone to examine where they fit into the Kingdom. Please take the time to read and forward to your friends and family.

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New Laptop arrives in Kenya

The new laptop computer arrived safely to Brother Thomas Musekenya in Kenya. His wife and four children were home when it arrived. The new computer will now be used for better communication and training. It was sent preloaded with all of the Walk in the Light series books which can be read, copied, printed and translated. Thanks to all of our supporters for helping get this much needed tool into the hands of our brother in Africa. We would like to continue this in other countries along with the other charitable work.

Costa Rica

Lili Kappel with Todd Bennett

While in Costa Rica Todd has an opportunity to hear the testimony and meet one of the remaining holocaust survivors, Lili Kappel de Kladensky.

Uganda in great need!

Uganda Update 0325
"Shalom Todd, Thank you am praying YHWH to used me, and the teaching is Bess on your book Walk in the light, In the Beginning, Covenant, Time, Messiah and End time. Thank you so much, please pray, I need your prayer, the place is also too hot, there is lack of food in this area, Children are really in need. Todd, there is a lot to do, even the Leaders here are telling me that it is not easy to help everyone , because they are many fatherless, some lack shalters, any where may YHWH help this world of today. The work needs provision , may our prayer YHWH reqard to provide for the support of this kind of Children. Not that women are facing challenges in their homes because of the children they have, men, most of them have gone a way and leave women suffering with children O Lord. Your prayers and the message to others who can support the work, so that the work we do can keep on."
- Greeting to all members in Shema ye Israel Julius

Books to be translated into Swahili and Maasai

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We are currently in the process of purchasing and loading software onto a new laptop to send to Brother Musekenya in Kenya who will begin translating the Walk in the Light series books into the languages commonly used throughout central Africa. This new equipment will also help us to connect and communicate better with the brethren in Africa and distribute teachings to them directly, in real time.

"Shabbat Shalom to you Brother Todd and all the brethren over there in your Country. I have been looking forward to hear from you or Brother James about the lab top and I have been checking in my postal box incase it has arrived, but I couldn't find it; I don't know it you had already posted it or not! I don't know if you have received a blessing from Yah so you can again help support me. As long as I appreciate the lab top blessing that I have been praying for, I still need a financial help that can help me to pay some unpaid bills. I kindly request for some financial support and I pray for Yahwer's blessing to you, your family and for those who stand with you in this service together with their families. Yahweh will bless you all. I will be able to speak with you live through skype when I receive the lab top. I will translate your books to Swahili and Maasai and thereafter send the books back to you so you can be able to print. I will do the translation voluntarily. Thank you and have a blessed Shabbat."
- Your Brother Thomas Musekenya

Latest Water Project Completed!

Nigeria Water Project

The latest water project in Egor Village is completed.

The residents of Egor Villlage in Nigeria now have clean potable water for their families. They send their thanks to those who help support this work. We recently had a couple of loyal supporters donate the funds for this project and we look forward to future projects. We hope to begin another project in the near future.

Update ( posted 03/15/2014 ) missions in Nigeria. missions page.

Update Kenya

Kenya Update Feb 2014

Recently we have received contact from Brother Thomas Musekenya with a subject of "Our visually impaired this year"

Update ( posted 03/15/2014 ) missions in Kenya. missions page.

New Passover Article Available

Israel Galilee

PDF document available on our Articles page

Every year it seems that people struggle concerning the correct time to keep the Passover. It has actually become a source of division for many. This simple and straightforward article reveals the traditions and false teachings that have caused confusion and distorted a very straight forward commandment concerning the Covenant meal.

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Printed Haggadah Now Available

Messianic Passover Haggadah

Messianic Passover Seder

Just in time for Passover we now offer the Messianic Passover Haggadah in booklet format. This unique Haggadah provides a fresh and Scriptural alternative to the traditional Jewish seder. You and your family are sure to be blessed as you celebrate the Passover focusing on the Messiah and the importance of this meal in the Renewed Covenant.

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New Book - An Invitation to Walk in the Light

An Invitation to Walk in the Light book cover

An Invitation to Walk in the Light

Throughout the course of writing the series it became evident that many people were purchasing books to give away to friends, family members prisoners and complete strangers. After finally completing the series I decided to take some time and write a small booklet that was more cost effective to print and purchase in volume. This new book entitled "An Invitation to Walk in the Light" is intended to be used as a tract, which will open to door for the uninitiated to Walk in the Light.

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The Final Shofar Now Available!

The Final Shofar book cover

The Final Shofar vol.12 of Walk In The Light series

Todd D. Bennett discusses what is possibly the most intriguing subject of our time — the end of days and the coming of the Messiah. This book explores thousands of years of Christian and Jewish tradition concerning the last days and provides clear guidance from the Scriptures. This eye opening study examines the importance of knowing our past so that we are not ignorant of what to expect in the future.

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New Relationships in Kenya

Kenya 2013

Recently we have received contact from Brother Peter Ndungu from Kenya who is leading several Messianic congregations in Kenya. He provided a wonderful testimony that the Walk in the Light books have blessed him.

Update ( posted 11/19/2013 ) ( including photos ) in Kenya. missions page.

Water Project in Nigeria 2013

We are very happy to announce another water project underway in Nigeria. Fresh drinkable water is something taken for granted in most modern societies. Sadly, there are millions who still do not have healthy water readily available. Water is such an important part of life and creation that we believe it is a blessing to help others have access to good water. Thanks to the generosity of some wonderful supporters of Shema Yisrael, the inhabitants of Egor Village in Nigeria will soon have plentiful supplies of water.

As we provide clean and accessible water to the needy, we look forward to the day when we can freely drink from "the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of Elohim and of the Lamb. " Revelation 22:1

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Kenya Update (Continued aid to the blind orphans) October 2013

Kenya 2013

Thomas Musekenya report

Update ( posted 10/17/2013 ) from Thomas Musekenya ( including photos ) in Kenya. missions page.

Sukkot 2013 in Jerusalem

Succot 2012

Torah is going out from Zion

Update ( posted 9/30/2013 ) from Todd ( including photos ) on his visit to Israel during Sukkot 2013. missions page.

Coming Soon - The Final Shofar

The Final Shofar by Todd Bennett

The last book in the Walk in the Light Series is intended to provide a perspective and context for the end of the age. If all goes well Todd will be completing the book in Jerusalem during Succot and it should be available shortly thereafter.

Our Chemical Culture

By Ethbaal (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

While many understand we are in a spiritual battle, there is also a struggle for our health. Without healthy bodies and sharp minds, it is difficult for many to fulfill their created purpose. Interestingly, many of us are actually creating the very problems that beset us. Read how you may be sabotaging your health and your walk

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Kenya Update - Prayers and Support Requested

Kenya in its region (de-facto) By TUBS http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0

Thomas Musekenya report

Update (posted 07/01/2013) from Thomas Musekenya on Kenya. missions page.

New Article: The Mystery of the Red Heifer

By Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA (Red Heifer  Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Red Heifer has been a mystery since it was spoken to Mosheh and Aharon. It is unique in so many ways that it even baffled the wise King Solomon. With the benefit of hindsight and an understanding of the Messiah we can now understand the incredible messages built into this sacrifice.

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Restoration ebook now available for free

In an effort to insure that all are able to receive the truth being transmitted through the Walk in the Light series we are making the ebook version of Restoration available for free to those who cannot afford to purchase it.

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Tzitzit now available for sale

We are commanded in the Torah to wear tzitzit on the four corners of our garments. (Bemidbar 15:38-39 and Debarim 22:12). They are meant to remind us of the Commandments so that we do them. Interestingly there are no specific commandments concerning how tie or wear the tzitzit. As a result, there is significant and varied tradition and they way that a person's tzitzit are tied often associates them with a particular group or sect. We have therefore had tzitzit custom made with the gem atria value of YHWH showing our allegiance and submission to the Most High Elohim.

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New Book Released - Costa Rica 2013

In March Todd was able to complete the next book in the series entitled The Scriptures while he was in Israel celebrating Passover. He obtained some preliminary copies to bring to Costa Rica in early April. While there he distributed some copies and had an opportunity to meet with David Matthews and Manuel Chavarryah. Their meeting was blessed with a magnificent sign of the Covenant.

The Scriptures Now Available!

The Scriptures book cover

The Scriptures vol.3 of Walk In The Light series

Todd D. Bennett takes a fresh look at the way the Creator has communicated with Creation throughout time. This eye opening study explores thousands of years of Christian and Jewish tradition concerning the Scriptures. The origins of the texts and the historical process of compiling the Bible are examined. Throughout this book, the importance of reading and studying the Scriptures in the ancient Hebrew language is demonstrated and emphasized.

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Kenya Pesach Update March 2013

Kenya 2013

Thomas Musekenya report

Update ( posted 04/01/2013 ) from Thomas Musekenya ( including photos ) on Passover celebration in Kenya. missions page.

Continuing Signs – March 13, 2013

The signs are numerous on this Rosh Chodesh, Day 1 of Month 1, which marks the beginning of a new year and the start of another cycle of Appointed Times. The renewed moon has been sighted on March 13, 2013. At the time of the sighting, the moon is in the constellation Aries, which is the sign of the ram. This is especially significant as we begin the count to Passover.

Of particular note was the presence of the comet PanSTARRS which is visible along with the renewed moon. Comets have traditionally been seen as bad omens. According to Seder Olam Rabbah, a comet appeared in the sky about when Noah began building the Ark. Incredibly, Pope Benedict XVI recently resigned, which is a very rare occurrence. His predecessor was actually chosen on this very significant day. The new Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to ever be elected Pope. Some believe that an ancient prophecy given by St. Malachy reveals that this Pope will be the last Pope of the Roman Catholic Church when Rome will be destroyed and the final judgment will occur. With Pope Benedict still alive, it is uncertain how to interpret these prophecies, if at all, particularly when you consider the fact that some allege that a 112th Pope was added to the prophecies after the 1820 publication. In any event, we surely are living in interesting times, although it appears that most are failing to recognize or comprehend the signs. We would do well to heed the words of Messiah when He said:

“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28.

Discerning the Times

One cannot ignore the recent signs in the sky with strange lights, meteor explosions and asteroid near misses becoming more common. The frequency of earthquakes is on the rise and we constantly hear of wars and rumors of wars. Severe drought has been reported throughout the world and food shortages are predicted, leading to increased occurrences of famine. (Luke 21:11). As we approach the Passover season Egypt is being inundated with a locust swarm of Scriptural proportions that is actually being called a plague. Is this the Creator giving us a wake up call?

Messiah called the Pharisees and Sadducees hypocrites saying: “You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:3). We need to discern the signs and understand the time that we live in. Part of this involves properly observing the Appointed Times on the Creator’s Calendar, not some manmade calendar or traditional reckoning.

May we all celebrate the Passover Seder with anticipation and expectation at the setting of the sun, between the evenings, on March 26, 2013 which marks the beginning of Day 14 of Month 1. (Shemot 12:6). Hag Sameach!

Passover is Approaching (March 26th, 2013).

Messianic Passover Haggadah

Passover is approaching. Start your preparations and make sure you have a good Haggadah . . .

Make this the year that you break free from Jewish tradition and really seek out your Hebrew roots. Passover is the time of year that we remember the past Exodus of the 12 Tribes of Yisrael, along with the mixed multitude, from Egypt. We are also rehearsing a future Exodus that will occur in the not so distant future. This Messianic Passover Seder attempts to shed a fresh light on this incredible Feast of YHWH. This is the year to break free from the bondage of traditional calendars and celebrate the Feast at the proper time in a new and fresh way.

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Isreal Gaza November 2012

As we observe the recent conflict in Israel, one can only marvel at the accuracy of Scriptural prophecy. Who would have imagined a couple years ago that we would actually be seeing Daniel 11 occurring before our eyes. We are now witnessing the fruits of the so-called Arab Spring.

While Americans foolishly trusted in their religion of Democracy to bring about a better society for Arab nations, the seeds planted during the Arab Spring have flowered into radical Islamic regimes throughout the Middle East. Make no mistake, Libya is now a country essentially controlled by Al Qaeda, and Egypt has become a repressive Islamic regime, far worse than that of Hosni Mubarak. Most people are not being provided the reality of what is occurring in these countries through the mainstream media. The Benghazi attack on the US consulate is forcing some to face the reality in Libya, but that is an exception. Incredibly, there have been confirmed reports of people actually being crucified on trees in front of the Presidential Palace in Egypt last August. The noose is now tightening around Israel as we see the influence of Iran spreading throughout the Middle East. The ancient kingdoms of Persia (Iran), Babylon (Iraq), Assyria (Syria) and Egypt all seem to be uniting for a common cause.

While it is exciting to see prophecy being fulfilled, we should pray for our Brother Judah during these difficult times. May those in Israel who are called to the Covenant look to YHWH, rather than the military might of the modern State of Israel. May their eyes be opened to Messiah Yahushua, and let us not forget:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper who love you. Psalm 122:6.

Report from Uganda

Uganda Missions Update

Missions Update - Uganda

Received communication from Julius Ekomu in Eastern region of Uganda. Full update posted on our missions updates page for Uganda.

Read posted letter here

Sukkot 2012 in Jerusalem

Succot 2012

Torah is going out from Zion

Update ( posted 10/12/2012 ) from Todd ( including photos ) on his visit to Israel during Sukkot 2012. missions page.

Rwanda Update Sept 2012

Rwanda 2012

Thomas Musekenya report

Update ( posted 09/14/2012 ) from Thomas Musekenya ( including photos ) on Missions in Rwanda. missions page.

Scotland 2012

Scotland 2012

Trip to Scotland

Todd recently returned from a week long trip to Scotland where he was finishing up work on the soon to be released book Pagan Holidays. He was also conducting some research into the traditions involving the Pillar of Jacob (Yaakob), sometimes referred to as the Stone of Scone or Stone of Destiny.

This stone is used in Masonic rights and is the seat upon which the Monarchs of the United Kingdom are coronated. This ancient tradition could play a significant role in the end of days as "the dragon gives [the beast] his power, his throne, and great authority." (Revelation 13:2). Stay tuned for more on this as work proceeds on The Final Shofar.

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The Shema

The Shema

Free Download: 3 Part Shema with Paleo Hebrew Introduction

Some traditions provide the Shema Prayer in three parts. We are pleased to provide the Shema with English transliteration to assist those unfamiliar with Hebrew in speaking this very important prayer, which is also considered to be first of all the Commandments. (see Mark 12:29).The beginning portion is also displayed in the Paleo Hebrew to help familiarize the reader with the Ancient Hebrew language. Download and view The Shema PDF

Appointed Times 2012

Nigeria Water Project Update

Torah is going out from Zion

Update ( posted 6/06/2012 ) from Todd ( including photos ) on the his visit to Israel during the Appointed Times 2012. missions page.