Plant to Remember. Plant to Celebrate. Plant to Leave a Legacy.
Have you ever experienced a moment that you wished you could capture in time? Perhaps the moment was the birth of a child or grandchild, or a wedding or anniversary…
There are many significant moments that will change your life from that day forward. Then, in a heartbeat, each of those moments are gone. The mark that is left is only a memory.
Memories are wonderful, but how much better could they be if they were tangible? Once these events pass, we are often left with a sense of longing—longing for a way to return to that moment and mark it in time.
We yearn to make that moment more than a memory—to make it a tangible legacy for generations.
“Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.”
Your important moments should never leave you with longing; they should leave you with a sense of pride and legacy.
So how can you commemorate an important event that speaks not only to the legacy of that moment, but also to your legacy as a Believer?
What if There Was Another Option to Commemorate an Important Event?
At My Olive Tree, we understand the desire to commemorate an important event. After all, when these events are pieced together, they make up who you are and how others will remember you.
We also understand that finding meaningful options to commemorate an important event in your life can be difficult. Without an impactful option, you’re often led right back to that feeling of longing, as the desire for everlasting remembrance is never satisfied.
You are not alone in your desire to toast and celebrate those significant moments in your life. My Olive Tree has been able to assist hundreds of Believers like yourself in commemorating life-changing events and moments by sowing into God’s Holy Land.
“As a mother of younger children, I searched for ways to help my son and daughter understand Israel’s role in God’s story—in their story. I knew they were getting biblical teaching at church, but I wanted something that would really hit home with them and make the Bible come to life. They viewed Israel as a ‘far-off land’ and not something real, where Jesus walked and would return. That’s why I decided to commemorate their birthdays in a different way. I sponsored 2 My Olive Tree trees in my children’s names. They were ecstatic! This opened a door for me to help them better understand the land of Israel and God’s plan to restore it.”—Shannon, UT
Legacies are established and moments are commemorated for generations to come by the simple act of planting an olive tree or grapevine in Israel. The long-life cycle of the seed and the hope it represents will be not only a beacon of your life and legacy, but also a representation of the anointing that God has placed on you as a follower of Christ.
“Remember His covenant forever,
the word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant which He made with Abraham,
and His oath to Isaac,
and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
saying, ‘To you, I will give the land of Canaan
as the allotment of your inheritance.’”
—1 Chronicles 16:15-18
Here’s How to Commemorate an Important Event and Leave Your Legacy in Israel
My Olive Tree has created an easy, 3-step process to commemorate an important event by planting in Israel.
- Choose which type of olive tree or grapevine will best commemorate your moment. Simply click on which plant listed below you want to sow.
- Olive Tree Sapling
- 10 to15-Year-Old Olive Tree in the King’s Valley
- 30-Year-Old Olive Tree in the King’s Valley
- Grapevine in the Negev Desert
- Proceed to the checkout and fill out the form. Put your name or the name of the loved one you want to celebrate in the “tributee” field.
- Have your legacy sowed into God’s Holy Land and your name, or the name of your “tributee,” displayed on My Olive Tree’s Wall of Honor.
It really is that simple to plant to remember, celebrate, and leave a legacy.
What Does It Mean to Sponsor and Olive Tree or Grapevine?
It means you are sponsoring a tree or grapevine in the Holy Land soil so that your cause, your voice, and your beliefs are physically tied to Israel. As a result, Israel is blessed and reaps a harvest year after year through the tree or grapevine you choose to sponsor.
The Benefits of Commemorating Important Events by Planting in Israel
Sponsoring an olive tree or grapevine gives your commemorative event real meaning that attaches your family roots to the roots of the Holy Land while allowing you to become an active participant in God’s Kingdom restoration.
He created you with desire to celebrate and remember.
“Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness.”—Psalm 145:6-7
Now He has given you a way to mark your memorable moments, which are part of the heritage you leave, through purposeful work in His chosen land.
Just as God commanded Joshua to set up stones to mark His goodness and the moment the Israelites crossed the Jordan… so you can now have a “sign among you when your children ask in a time to come” (Joshua 4:6).
It was not a coincidental, but instead an intentional act of God that led to your adoption into His family through Christ. With that adoption comes a calling and purpose to display His legacy in everything that you do.
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” —1 Corinthians 10:31
Don’t Waste Another Moment Wondering How You Will Commemorate an Important Event in Your Life
Stop wondering how you can commemorate an event and have a way to tell others about God’s goodness. You can do both and take an active role in the restoration of God’s Holy Land.
As a part of God's family, you are already equipped with all the necessary tools to contribute to God’s Kingdom work.
“… being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…”—Philippians 1:6
Make no mistake—God is doing a good work. He wants you to remember it and play a role in preparing Israel for the promised return of Jesus.
What better way for you to honor a memorable event and Jesus’ return than by planting a commemorative seed of your legacy. Commemorate your event in an impactful way that has a ripple effect in God’s Kingdom.