Update From Poland: Overcoming Death


Last night, we were invited to join a Polish family for dinner in their home. Our host graciously served us home made perogees and soup until our stomachs were full and hearts content. After dinner, we gathered around to hear her mother share stories about what life was like in Poland in the years after WWII. Listening to their story helped us gain a perspective of the hardship faced by Polish families during the Nazi occupation and communist period that followed. She explained how government food coupons were used to rashen groceries in communist Poland and told stories of how her grandfather had been thrown in prison for running a small grocery store. Throughout the evening, our host translated as her mother spoke about how God had been her strength through some of the darkest times in life and helped her find Joy when she needed it the most. I was truly inspired by this testimony and thankful for the opportunity to hear God’s heart spoken over this nation. Before the evening ended, we joined in prayer for the people of Poland and blessed our host and the home that had shown us so much hospitality.

Over the last four days we have been staying in the town of Oswiecim where the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps were located during WWII. We spent the first two days touring the camps with a friend from Israel who is very knowledgeable about WWII and the Holocaust. As we walked through the camps, God began to remind us again what a miracle it is that the state of Israel was established after the war. Seeing Jewish tour groups able to return to the place where the devil attempted to destroy them is an inspiration and reminder that God’s promises will be fulfilled.

While at the camps, we learned that over four thousand visitors from many nations come through every day. I feel that being in this place forces a person to ask how any human being could take part in such a horrible act of cruelty and violence. Faced with these questions, we must look in the mirror and realize that we have no hope without Jesus. Salvation is the only thing that stands between us and the purest form of evil.

After touring the camps, we spent the next two days working on a construction site for a Holocaust memorial just outside the gates at Birkenau. When finished, the bronze sculpture inside will depict the suffering of the Holocaust as well as how Christ suffered so that we could have salvation. I believe that this site will have an effect on many who visit here and lead them to ask questions about their own salvation. Please pray for me as I prepare to make the trip back to Israel on Sunday.

– Daniel Pierce

God Has Given Us Everything We Need

The spirit realm has been stirred heavily this week in Jerusalem, and just from seeing news reports we see that many things are happening. Everything is stirred worldwide. There have been recent terror attacks in France, and Tunisia, as well as Kobane, Syria, and of course a few attacks in Jerusalem. The law over marriage changed in just one day in the USA. Last night I went to bed feeling overwhelmed after watching the news and looking at social media. When I woke up in the morning I just remembered a simple truth. Now is the time for a greater development of our faith. God has given us everything thing that we need to live in dark times and thrive. Peter teaches us about this in his second letter of the bible:

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 3-4 Peter goes on to instruct us to make every effort to add goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and love to our faith.

Earlier this week, I sensed a heightened level of witchcraft surrounding us in Jerusalem. Daniel is still in Poland. I had almost forgotten that we are in the time of Ramadan. I had been in a meeting that didn’t go quit the way I hoped. Just before this meeting began my sister and I had been greeted by a woman who we both believe to be a witch. The woman immediately came to me and said she recognized me from my neighborhood. She stayed close by as I proceeded through my 2 hour meeting with someone else and listened closely as she paced near us. She stayed throughout the meeting and then gave me a gift. I immediately got one of the worst migraines that I can remember. I felt nearly debilitated as I got into the taxi. Then, just as we arrived at my home, a motorcycle swiftly sped up ahead of our Taxi and crashed just in front of us. I was in so much pain and confusion, while also on the phone with Daniel, that I was disengaged from what had just happened. I ran upstairs and became sick from the pain level. My sister went downstairs and realized that the man was now dead right in front of my house. It has been a year since I felt that level of witchcraft. I saw that I had let my guard down and was not aware of the season that we are in which made me vulnerable. It was a very dark night in the most true sense. When I woke up the next morning God began to encourage me, and you are to be encouraged as well:

The winds are coming together over you and many things are shifting now. So much that has been hidden and not seen is now coming to the surface. Where discouragement came in and you almost gave up was actually the tipping point to the breakthrough you have longed for! It looked like the end of everything, the end of a season, the end of what you had hoped for. This moment is your biggest breakthrough! The heavens have changed over you, and the things you had hoped for are coming about in a greater way. Nothing is impossible with God! Even parts of your identity are coming together in fullness. All of the time that you have been unsure about what you are doing and where you are going, NOW God is lighting up your path. Very clearly He is going before you. The path of the righteous grows bright! And your path is being made so clear. Don’t give up!


Update From Poland: Joy Will Be Your Strength

Over the last two days, God has been speaking to me about Poland and beginning to reveal his heart for the nation. I was surprised to learn that Poland was favorable to the Jewish people before WW2 and acted as a safe haven of sorts in Eastern Europe. As we had the opportunity to walk through the Warsaw Ghetto it quickly became clear how rapidly things changed when the Nazis invaded. I always find that visiting a place brings a new understanding that cannot be gained from reading a book or watching documentaries. As I continue to seek the Lord, I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that he brought us to this place in time to remember the past. One of the intercessors with our team had a word that “the Joy of the Lord would be our strength”.  Please pray that God will fill us with his Joy and restore our strength as our Journey continues. Today we are traveling south by train to Auschwitz.

Daniel Pierce

Love is Patient


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 14: 4-8 

Living in the Middle East, I often think of this scripture, and the part that jumps out at me is, “love is patient.” Patience is hard for most of us, but as a family living in Israel, and for anyone who arrives for an extended stay, I would say that this is where we get tested most: day to day life, more lines, “take a number,” at the bank, at the pharmacy, everywhere. While doing this I think, “Am I suppose to feel the emotion of love while doing these things along with feeling impatient, anxious, irritated, and ready to move on to the next thing?” How do you feel love while you are feeling impatient, when Love is patience? Sometimes I try to practice this. I remind myself over and over Love is patient, love is patient, love is patient. I do the same thing while our daughter is trying to complete a book or our son constantly takes his diaper off and smears the remains everywhere. Love is patient!! As I think about renewing your mind, I realize that repeating this verse over and over in my head is exactly that.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

In meditating on this we can be reminded that love takes practice. Some are more gifted at this and gracious than others. Others of us need to meditate day and night and practice our ability to walk in love.

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1-8



El Yeshuati – The God of My Salvation

Thoughts from my sister, Karli. 6 months in Israel.


“But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. She will give herself to me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.” -Hosea 2:14-15

Clean, clean, clean.

Scrub, scrub, scrub.

Over and over again.

I wanted to make myself clean.

I wanted to drown my past in the sea of shame.

Everything I wanted was in the rain.

I wanted it to pour down,

Washing my insecurities and doubts away.

“Am I worthy?” I thought.

“Am I worthy to be loved?”

I couldn’t see past the dirt on my skin;

The particles kept digging in.

No way could I be deemed royal;

No way…

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Going to Poland

Saturday June 20th I will be joining a group of friends from Israel as they travel to Poland on a prayer journey. We will be touring the concentration camps at Auschwitz as well as experiencing other locations associated with Jewish history. Our group will also be taking part in the construction of a Holocaust memorial that a good friend of ours is building in Auschwitz. Amber has always wanted to go to Poland and was origionally planning to join me, but she felt like God was leading her to stay in Israel with the kids during the timing of this trip. Please pray for our family while I am traveling, that God will surround me in my coming and going, and watch over Amber and the Kids while I am gone.

While in Poland, I am looking forward to seeking the Lord for a greater understanding of where the Jewish people have come from and where they are going. It has now been seventy years since the Holocaust, and I hear the Lord speaking that now is the time to take an account and see how God wants to bless the nation of Israel with a new level of Joy. I believe Israel is moving from a past season of trauma into a new season of Joy and ask that you stand with me as we decree this in Poland. Please join us in prayer for the nation of Poland that God would heal the root of trauma there, and release His blessing. Pray that Poland would be a light in Eastern Europe and continue to be a nation that acknowledges the truth.

Thank you,

Daniel Pierce


House Hunting in Jerusalem

Many of you have seen pictures of our home in Jerusalem. We’ve been blessed with a lovely home. Beautiful old wooden windows and curved iron bars out side covering the windows. It’s a nostalgic place. When we first moved to Jerusalem from Beersheva, over two years ago, we decided that we would only look at two houses. I was pregnant, and we knew that we would make a fast decision on our new Jerusalem home. The home that we chose is the most beautiful in its exterior, but when the owners renovated they didn’t upgrade any of the parts of the house that make it work. Like the plumbing… Almost immediately when we moved into the house, the ceiling over the dinning room table opened up and water came pouring through. Now, since March, we have noticed all of the walls are leaking water, mostly in Elijah’s room. So, not feeling ready to move to a new home in Jerusalem we embark on this journey today. Looking at new homes! We are not fully sure if we are moving quite yet but we have to be ready. This could turn out to be a really fun day! We are looking at antique renovated homes with a yard for the kids. By the end of the day we could be excited about this change and ready to bite the bullets and move.

I wrote the above post this morning before we went out and the possibilities are exciting! We found a 200-year-old amazing, real, Jerusalem home with a huge yard. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.



Jerusalem by Daniel Pierce

Shalom and Welcome!


Shalom and Welcome to our new blog! We want to bring Israel to you in a greater way by bringing you blog post, pictures, and videos. We will continue to send our letters through the Glory of Zion emails, so if you haven’t already, please sign up to the Israel Prayer List for formal updates. We look forward to sharing life in Jerusalem and abroad with you, and we hope that many of you will share in our experiences through our blog.


Daniel and Amber Pierce

About Us

We have been so blessed and honored to represent Glory of Zion Ministries in Israel! We’ve been here five years now! Can you believe it??? Our daughter was one year old when God called Daniel out of his ten-year reign as a Texas Police officer! I had a dream that we moved to Israel, we all agreed and the nation opened up to us. Since that time we’ve lived in three major cities of the Middle East. Our son was born in Jerusalem, Israel two years ago, now. This journey has been wild! We have grown, and experienced “the best of times and the worst of times.” God has called our family to contend and watch over His covenant land, and that’s why we live here. We are grateful for all of you who have gone on this ride with us and we invite you to go further into the deep! What ever it is that God is calling you to; let us all jump in deep together as we embrace this adventure of radical faith!