The Elijah List and House of David Tours hosted the Gideon’s Army Tour of Israel late in the fall of 2008. The group, made up of Americans, Canadians, Europeans, South Africans, Germans, and various other countries were able to participate in My Olive Tree’s first memorial planting. Upon arrival, the group was told that the rain the desert had just experienced was a rain unlike any seen in the last 30 years; there were literally streams in the desert (Isaiah 35:6)!
Curt Landry and other My Olive Tree representatives were present as men, women—-both young and old, trudged through the mud to plant the olive trees. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a beautiful step toward seeing the desert blossom and rejoice.