Education is extremely important. We as human beings are formed by what we learn and also by the people who teach us. I was blessed by Abba Father with an earthly father who was an anointed teacher of God’s word and a mother who taught me to live spiritual values and a Kingdom lifestyle. As a family we spent many evenings and days together with Rabbis, studying the word of God and discussing the Scriptures from various perspectives. I learnt from an early age to dive deep into the Scriptures and to remain teachable in every area of my life.
I was born in South Africa, and at a young age we as a family moved to Jerusalem, Israel, after being called by God to go to the place which He would show us, and in Israel I discovered the importance of the Hebrew language. I spent my days speaking Hebrew to every person I came into contact with and soon after that I enrolled in a school, so that I could learn Hebrew from scratch. I immediately fell in love with the Hebrew language – the language in which a greater part of the Scriptures were written – and continued studying the language until I received my diploma as a Hebrew speaker and teacher.
As a teenager, my father (founder and leader of Hebrew People) would take me with him on ministry trips throughout the world, and on those trips he urged me to teach Hebrew to participants of his seminars. Soon I found myself teaching Hebrew and Bible verses in Hebrew wherever we went and discovered my love for teaching the hidden treasures found in the Bible and in the language of God’s chosen people. God had prepared me with a solid foundation, and I was able to share that which I had learnt with fellow believers. At the age of 18, I went into full-time ministry and have been teaching the word of God from a Hebrew perspective ever since, along with Hebrew courses around the globe. When my father passed away in October 2018, I took up the responsibility of the teaching ministry in Hebrew People.
In Hosea 4:6 we read: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…". As a person with a strong calling to teach and equip the bride so that she can prepare herself for the return of her Hebrew Bridegroom, I want to support the endeavour of Harvest Life School with material and teaching methods that I have built over the years. My main focus in this endeavour will be the Hebrew language with its idioms, the numerical and pictorial values of the Hebrew alphabet as well as Scripture from a Hebrew perspective.
I currently live in South Africa with my wife, Jani, and our three sons. I minister and teach on- and offline, about the word of God from a Hebrew language and culture perspective, all over the world, and I am grateful for the opportunity to live out my calling. Without the education I received from a young age and the people who taught me, my life would have been different. Of this I am sure.