Returning to the Simplicity of our Faith

One of the things that I love so much about God is how simple He created our faith to be. The first thing that ever captivated me about Him was just before I had been saved. I opened an old bible that was just lying around the house. It was probably the first time that it had ever been read but I was captivated by the story of creation in Genesis. The awesomeness of God and the way that He just simply spoke and then there was light. As a very lost 23 year old that moment of reading a scripture caused me to grow hungry for the truth. I began to wonder: Is there only one God? Before that, I had the belief that there were many ways to him and that Mohammed, Buddha, and Jesus/Yeshua were all the same. Within just a few days as I couldn’t stop thinking about the 7 days of creation, I finally realized that the God that I would soon come to identify Jesus with, was the only God who created the world and everything in it.

Within a few weeks, I began to want to die out of exhaustion of how little my life meant. I had no floor or stability and I felt as if I was falling very quickly faster and faster into a dark deep hole that I felt was impossible to get out of. This was literally like hell. Then one night, all of the memories of people telling me of Jesus throughout different moments of my life came rushing back to me. I gave Him a chance and He actually visited me in the most tangible way. As a person and as the Holy Spirit He filled me and wrapped me in His love and presence. I was finally able to stop crying where in the past I would wake up every morning weeping. The pain that had in the past filled my heart and had caused literal pain in my entire body finally left and I felt peace. The Holy Spirit filled the place in my heart that only He can. I then became so hungry for the word of God. The Holy Spirit would direct me to the simplest places in the bible.

 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

It’s amazing how the truth of the gospel is meant to be simple enough for a very small child or an unscholarly person. God wants all of us and understanding only comes by the power of the Holy Spirit. We can’t figure Him out by being smart enough or by using big vocabulary. He wants all of us in an intimate way. He is your Creator and your Father. It’s that simple! For some of you this may be a reminder to return to the simplicity of your faith. Your first love!



Amber Pierce


That Which Rejects You Will Be What Opens Your Future


Sometimes the very person or thing that rejects you may be what catapults you into your future!

Just over two years ago our family had been seeking to join a congregation so that our children could experience the discipline of being part of a church body. After living in Jerusalem for one year, many of our friends began inviting us to attend a specific congregation. After preparing our family to try visiting a new place for the first time we decided to join this body of believers for worship one weekend. We arrived early and sat quietly in the back, near the translator, hoping to just blend in. Much to our surprise, the pastor approached our family before the service started and asked if we were fluent Hebrew speakers. After finding out that we spoke only a little Hebrew, he said that surely we had come to the wrong congregation because we were Americans and not fluent in the language. We then explained that we had only attended Hebrew-speaking congregations since moving to Israel and were comfortable in worship and with the translator who was present. The pastor then reiterated just before the service began, “Are you sure you don’t want to leave, I’m sure you are in the wrong place”. I felt as a mother, there is no way I’m leaving, I planned my whole day around this, my children’s naps along with everything else that goes into visiting a new congregation. We stood our ground for that one service and then out of respect for the pastor never went back to his congregation. At the time, we felt very rejected and confused and wondered how any pastor could approach a newcomer this way.

After this experience, we didn’t tell anyone what was said or why we made the decision not to return. We began to count the relationships around us and realized that God had already given us what we needed. I personally found that as much as we had longed for a traditional congregational setting God had already provided us with friends, mothers and fathers in our faith. We realized that for a season our lives might look a little different than we thought but God knew what we needed.

I saw that our daughter has a strong prayer life and began to thank the Lord for the situation that our family has.

After feeling hurt for about 2 years I realized that God had set me free and it was time to forgive. While talking to my husband one day, God showed me how it was this situation that compelled us to host our first worship gathering in Jerusalem!

I feel compelled to write about this because all of us have suffered rejection and more than likely most of us have rejected someone. We are in sin when we walk in unforgiveness, as we are if we reject others. So most importantly remember this as you run this race of time and faith:

 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1

To walk in unforgiveness no matter what the circumstance, whether it be family matters, church problems, abuse, unfaithfulness or a whole list of other problems that might come your way; will cause you to slow down in the race set before you.

I don’t want to slow down any longer and I write this to encourage you to forgive quickly so that you will run this race and make your father in heaven proud as He watches over you.

In Hebrews 12:2 We can read that: Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 I encourage you as you walk through this week to meditate on these scriptures. Pray that ever root of bitterness will be pulled all the way up. Run the race set before you and remember that weeping may last for a night but joy comes in the morning.


Amber Pierce

Worship in Jerusalem: RISE AS ONE

12695067_1119969284704243_6279216292255727264_o-2Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thank you to all who prayed for the Worship Gathering that we hosted on February 11th. God is moving in Israel and pouring out His glory. So much freedom is being released in these gatherings. Some received salvation and many are being encouraged. We were blessed to have ex-Muslims join us who had just received the Lord. The webcast replay will be available on the Glory of Zion website within the next few days, so that you all can join in with the worship from Jerusalem. The focus on the event was Isaiah 60: Arise and Shine! We also want to say thank you to all of you who give financially to make these gatherings possible! We are now preparing for the next gathering in Jerusalem on March 17th , for any of you who would like to join us for that. Trevor Baker will be ministering.
Please accelerate your prayers for the peace of Jerusalem. There have been many out breaks of terror over the past week in our city – even a stabbing close to our home. Over the past few days I have felt a very big shift in my spirit over the change of atmosphere in this city. So much has happened and we know that many of you follow or so that you can keep up with the news in Israel.

Blessings and Shalom,

Daniel and Amber Pierce

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dear Friends of Israel:

Daniel and Amber are back in Israel and preparing to host next week’s Worship Gathering in Jerusalem on Thursday, February 11. I hope many of you in Israel can join this time of shifting the sound and atmosphere of Jerusalem to help enthrone the Mighty One of Israel.

Daniel and Amber also share about what they saw and learned on their recent trip to Paris,. This is a time when nations are at the crossroads of decision. Let’s continue to pray for the LIGHT of the world to arise and shine throughout France and all the nations of the earth.

Chuck D. Pierce

On Shabbat, January 22nd, we arrived back home in Israel. After our time in the States and a short visit to France, we found our return to Jerusalem refreshing. Before I report of our travels I would like to invite you to our next Worship Gathering. Anyone living in Israel, as well as those who are traveling through are welcome to join us. Groups are welcome to attend as well. This gathering will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 7 pm in the Pavilion Auditorium located at the very bottom of the Clal building at 97 Jaffa Rd in Jerusalem. For questions you can contact me at Please pray for this appointed time that God will visit with great power all who attend.

France Report

Thank you for praying for us as we traveled with small children. On the day that we arrived in Paris, France we were made aware that a very large demonstration was taking place of citizens who were rallying in agreement as an effort to stop radical Islam and terrorism in that nation. The pictures from the news showed a sea of endless people who are crying out for justice and the safety of the future of France. Since we had never been in France as a family, we enjoyed seeing what we could while staying open to the Holy Spirit and how He might lead. We didn’t travel with a large agenda.


I have not had an opportunity to visit France in the past and was very excited about this trip to Paris. Amber has family history in France and made a trip several years ago while pregnant with our daughter, Lily. I immediately fell in love with Paris as we walked the streets visiting cafés and sights of the city. Our children enjoyed seeing the Eiffel Tower, and Natural History Museum, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of dinosaur fossils. Amber slipped on some stairs at the hotel and injured her knee, so the kids and I pushed her in a wheel chair for some of the trip.
While we were there we found that God was placing us in the right places to meet people who could give us some insight on how to begin to pray for France. One afternoon, we met a waiter and had a long conversation about the current atmosphere in the nation. Our new friend explained that his restaurant had been almost empty for months since the recent terrorist attack. After speaking to several people, we began to realize that many of the recent struggles that France has been facing are not so different from those in Israel.

On the day that we left France there was yet another interesting news report. A large protest that became violent was broadcasted in the news. The protest started over government workers but then people began to throw large objects like tires and other big items onto a busy street. As the video progressed, a person with a flag from an Islamic country could be seen beating a car with the rod of his flag.

Please stand with us as we continue to pray for France that God would shift the heart of the nation and begin to allow their leaders to see alignment with Israel as a source of strength while facing their own challenges. Pray for the believers in France to experience an even greater outpouring of Holy Spirit that would bring many into the body of Christ. Pray that the root of Islam that has taken hold in Europe would be uprooted in France and all plans of the enemy exposed. Pray that God would shine His light into places that have historically been dark and allow new beginnings to take hold!

We will look forward to our next opportunity to visit France, and keeping those of you who are praying for us posted on our travels and current meetings.


Daniel, Amber, Lily and Elijah Pierce

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