At the Alpine Tower, we heard from a gentleman named Eron. I honestly dont know how to spell his name but it sounded like eh-ron, so for the purpose of my blog, Eron is what he shall he called!
His testimony was quite moving and it went like this:
He believes in God because his grandfather during the holocaust was at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Daily, the officers would put the Jews in a line and one officer would choose a number and that person was shot, point blank. Time after time, Eron’s grandfather was never chosen. Eron knows that the Lord saved him and because of that, the grandfather had a son, who then had Eron. Had his grandfather lost his life in the holocaust, Eron would not be standing there today.
Eron’s dream had always been to visit New York City. Someone from the city asked him to join them on a trip to America and Eron got very excited because he thought this was his chance to finally get to NYC. He planned to go and then found out that they would NOT be going, to New York, and in fact, would be on the complete opposite coast.
The JH Ranch and California were not on his agenda of places in America to see. He talked to his family and decided that it was still something he should do. Fastforward through their overseas travels and to their arrival at the JH Ranch.
The first night during worship, as Ronnie Freeman sang, Eron was reminded of his mother and the way she used to gently sing to him.
The second night, he was taking his laundry to wash it and he ran into a lady named Martha Snyder (she works with the Ranch’s sister ministry Outback America). Martha immediately took Eron’s laundry to do it for him and he was shocked in her kindness. As she helped him, it was the first true understanding of serving that Eron had.
By now, he was beginning to relax and enjoy his time at the Ranch.
On the third day, Michael (I am not sure who Michael is) was belaying him on the Alpine Tower. Eron said he had never been scared of anything, but he was afraid of the little rope, climbing and all that went with it. Michael looked him in the eyes and said ‘trust me.’
At that point it hit Eron that if he can trust his life in the hands of an unknown Michael, why cant he trust God.
Eron continued to speak about how his life and his families lives had been impacted by the time he spent at the Ranch and how he cant wait to see individuals and families impacted by the Park in Israel. Today, I think he is and will be the director of training and programs over the Adventure Park in Israel.
Eron concluded with these simple words, “My name is Eron, and I love God.”