South African (of Jewish/Dutch descent)
4 June 1938 in South Africa (SA) - Reborn September 1954.
||Married: 1968 to Marie; had 2 sons, Ockie (1970 ) &
Jorik (1971) and a daughter, Dorit (1975).
||P O Box 31992, Jerusalem 91019, Israel
Office: Hothouses, Moshav Kfar Rut, Modiin, Maccabees
Office Tel. 972-57-948-2519 Mobile 972-50-539-7969
||Born to wonderful, loving, inspiring,
Christian parents belonging to the Dutch Reform Church. Reborn at the age
of 16 and received a calling right there, that I discovered was to be involved
with the Jews in Israel after going through a renewal in 1982 and was baptized
in the Spirit and in water early in 1983.
|Excellent; non-smoker; drinks wine in
Excellent due to a lot of cycling, walking, hard physical work and healthy
(At a time of extremely hard work in the early '90s on a dairy farm in Israel,
I was made 20 years younger to enable my calling.)
||M.Sc (Agric. - animal physiology - 1965).
Computer literate, including setup of Windows, e-mail POP3, dial-up,
autoresponders, spreadsheets, databases (MS Office), etc. Experience with
Stock analysis and accounting programs.
Webmaster (HTML) and graphic skills including developing and editing graphics
||Afrikaans/English(British & American):
Hebrew: a little.
Writing, editing and journalistic skills - in English see **
Activities (See also
"My Calling to Israel")
SA: 1960 - 70
||Physiological research on sheep for the
SA Dept. of Agriculture - mostly in semi-desert areas.
SA: 1970 - 72
||Physiological research on mine workers
at the SA Chamber of Mines
SA: 1973 - 83
||Senior Scientist at the laboratory animal
unit of the SA Bureau of Standards, testing pharmaceutical, cosmetic and
In July 1982 my wife and I were spiritually set on fire during a revival
in the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in our city, Pretoria. It led
to my discovery that I had a calling on my life. In December that year we
learned that we were called to serve in Israel.
Israel: 1983 - 84
||In June 1983 we left for Israel with the
family, having sold our house and other possessions since we knew our calling
was open ended. We did volunteer work, mostly at the ICEJ. See Photos of
the trip at Zionsake
||To help with the restoration of
Israel in line with scriptures that state that our Elohim was returning his
people to their land and that gentiles will help with it - shepherding their
SA: 1984 - 86
||Section head of the S.A. Bureau of Standards
laboratory animal unit mentioned below.
Israel: June -
|We returned to Israel as a family with
the plan to stay there indefinitely. We couldn't find ways to support ourselves,
though, and had to return to SA after two months. The Lord showed me in a
dream that we would spend four years in the desert before we would be able
to return to Israel, vs. 40 of Israel, for not making it.
SA: 1986 - 90
||Technical advisory team at the SA Meat
Board (animal welfare, meat condemnations and statistics thereof, etc.- here
I became computer literate by means of hands-on self-study). In 1989 we bought
our first computer for family use. It was a frustrating time of exile from
Israel for me (not for Marie or the kids, but I received a word about ample
rewards I would eventually receive in Israel in May 1987, that kept me going.
On 10 December 1987 disaster struck when Ockie was killed at age 17 when
he was hit by a car at an intersection.
Israel: 1990 - 91
||The four years passed and we were invited
to work at the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), that provided
us with funding to develop and manage an interior design company, to employ
new immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. The company, Dream Collections,
manufactured custom designed curtains, quilted bedspreads, etc. Marie was
the interior designer. We employed 3 immigrants. The Financial Director of
the ICEJ promised me that the company would become ours when it became
profitable. See a photo of the
Unfortunately, Marie lost interest in our calling and in our marriage, that
caused us to have to return to South Africa (in shame) where she filed for
divorce. It fulfilled a word the Lord had given me before we
left for Israel 1990: "You have been set
aside." True to this word, no doors to work were opened to me
in SA because my calling was to Israel
Israel: 1992 - 95
||Soon after the divorce I managed to return
to Israel and found volunteer work on a sheep & goat dairy farm at Tzipori
near Nazareth. My tasks included feeding, machine milking, cleaning and
maintenance, especially welding. See
for pictures. It was a time of immense emotional strain due to the loss of
my wife and the destruction of my life and the opportunity the Lord had given
us to establish ourselves in Israel. I therefore tried desperately to fulfill
the Lord's promise of a rewarding life in Israel. It was a big mistake, since
the promises had to do with the fulfillment of prophecies in the distant
future - as I only discovered years later.
|| To establish a career in publishing
on the internet.
Israel: 1995 - 96
||I moved from the farm to try to do something
for myself, but had to opt for working at a hostel - at first as a night
watchman and later in reception. I Developed a bed/cash receipt spreadsheet
system for my own use. All that I could manage to advance my own plans was
to set up an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP). However, my
old portable computer didn't have enough memory to run a Windows web browser.
Israel: 1996 - 97
||After a brief spell back in SA, I returned
to Israel in Oct. '96 and found volunteer work in computing at Galilee Experience
in Tiberias. My main task was to set up a database of contacts in MS Access.
In March '97, however, the Lord took me back to SA.
SA: 1997 - 98
||I lived as before with my childhood friend
and brother Freek Tomlinson. The reason for my return was to enable me to
learn how to create websites. I had to do it the hard way, though, due to
a lack of funds, namely by studying a 400 page book. When that was done,
I was nevertheless able to attend an one and a half hour workshop. It enabled
me fulfil my dream to publish online on my own websites.
Israel Nov. 98
after I had arrived back in Israel, equipped to do web and computer work
for ministries, the Lord changed my ministry to OBSERVE (fulfillment
of prophecy) from serving and helping with restoration in the past.
Israel: Jan. 1999 - May 2001
||Web design and computing consultant for
various organizations as well as maintaining and publishing to my own
See my following websites:
My Corporate Portal: Holy Land
Inc. Project Host
See a Listing of
Holy Land Inc.
Tabernacle of Zion
World of Efrocine
Mountain of Samuel (My
own study of the site)
SA Embassy Commercial Page
Training: of clients to understand their computers, word processing, e-mail
& web functions, etc.
Publishing skill: Design and print flyers, business cards, reports, etc.
- with graphics.
** Writing skill: Many researched articles for my own website
and those of clients. See:
and Zionsake Blog.
Editing newsletters and info pages of web clients.
Writing e-mail letters in a secretarial capacity for ministries.
Writing advertisement and press releases.
Setting up scientific, political, Zionist, business and scripte reference
pages and catalogs.
||To create wealth and progress in
Israel by means of projects hosted by Holy Land Inc. - as a means to prepare
a refuge for Jewish and Christian refugees from the nations.
Israel: July 2001
||Work for Biblical Resources (BR), Ein
Kerem , Jerusalem, at first as a handyman, eventually "the cook" (of "Biblical
meals" for tourists) plus eventually re-doing and maintaining their website,
including setting up a shopping cart system via PayPal that earned them thousands
of US dollars - not functioning anymore, The website does not exist anymore,
but I did an online guided tour of their biblical garden that I have
posted to my
Keywords site. (All the time also keeping up with my political and spiritual
observations and publishing information.)
||That the destruction of Damascus,
as in Isaiah 17, that many prophecy watchers had been saying was still to
happen, was at hand. My whole perspective became based on the fulfillment
of Isaiah 17 because it was going to enable Israel to recapture the east
bank of the Jordan River since it would also include Aroer, that is located
in Jordan. I realized that it would enable the Lord to bring back all the
Jews in the world, plus his "Others," wha have been grafted into Israel -
Commonwealth of Israel.
It would also lead to the restoration of the Dynasty of king David in preparation
for the return of the ultimate David, Yeshua HaMashiach.
- Nov. 2003
|I visited my son Jorik in America after
not having seen him for 5 years, to meet his wife, Catherine and their two
children, Leah & Ethan. During this time I received a vision to resettle
recaptured Israeli land and accommodate Christian Zionist refugees from
the nations in campsites - and to grow them to permanent communities, (hopefully)
running on renewable energy and subsistence farming.
||Renewable energy became a central
part of my vision for Israel and I decided to incorporate it in my camping
project; campsites and communities run on other forms of energy than fossil
|My cooking job had been taken and I had
to live in faith most of the year, doing websites for people at times for
a bed. It was nevertheless a very meaningful time in that I could develop
a business plan for the camping vision. See
Holy Land Camping.
In another project with fellow South African, Koos Huizer, the concept
Jerusalem" was established (setting up tabernacles on the way to
Jerusalem and connecting them to form routes that could facilitate immigration
and even escape of Zionist refugees from the nations to Israel - See also
I could also live with my friend George Grispos for some months, that enabled
me to do a lot of web work.
Israel: Dec. 2004
- June 2005
|I got my job back at the Biblical Garden
in Ein Kerem and again cooked the biblical meal, while also keeping up my
own assignment of "observing" and reporting.
Israel: July 2005
- Nov. 2006
|The Biblical Garden in Ein Kerem closed
and I mhad to move to a little room in a Muslim Arab hostel with my computer,
working 14 - 16 hours a day updating websites & publishing articles,
including a comprehensive digitized summary of the book
the Great; until November when the money from my last
job ran out. From then I needed to live in faith, camping (3 months), living
with my friend George Grispos (5 months, still able to work on websites and
expand my presence on the internet, because I was online all the time), living
in hostels with financial help from my son Jorik (a
photographer) and my friend Vince Stuker (a
freelance guide in Jerusalem).
I was directed to find space at Moshav Kfar Rut hothouse semi-industrial
agricultural area, and found a storeroom that could serve as an office, workshop
and living quarters . When I tried to raise capital to rent it, however,
the Lord said, "Not before the bubble bursts."
That was of the lifestyles of family, friends, contacts and about
60,000 people who had visited my websites at that time. It caused me to keep
on living at different streams like Elijah, mostly camping at free secret
places - for my own safety.
- Aug. 2008
|While I was still camping that December,
my friend Harry Wilsenach managed to track me down and he and his wife, Ida,
started helping me financially to enable me to rent living quarters at a
cost slightly more than that of a paid camp site. They also helped me to
buy a second hand computer. I was online all the time and I could keep up
with news about Israel and the world, developments in renewable energy and
sustainable liviving, build networks and publish on blogs, etc. In June 2008
I started helping my cousin Jean, a psychiatrist in Canada to set up his
||I became convinced that there are
millions more Jews in the world than what we know about. This includes millions
of people, like my family, who had lost their Jewishness due to the
Israel: Sept. 2008 to October
||In November 2008 I was in dire
straits again to find an affordable place to live and managed to rent
a camping spot and half of a container to serve as an office in the Kfar
Rut semi-industrial hothouse area.
In July 2010 I miraculously acquired, at very little cost monthly, what I
had been looking for all along, in the same area: space in a hothouse [green
house] that could serve as an R&D center for Holy Land Inc. Projects.
It is a 500 sq. meter space and I managed to erect a building, where I could
live and have an office, from material used in horticulture in hothouses
to start with an aquaponics project.
At that time I became passionate about the miracle farming crop,
industrial HEMP, God's gift to mankind, that is said to
have 30,000 uses.
In addition, I was "enlightened" about the potential of CONTAINER
HOMES and given ideas to overcome the main shortcoming
of containers, namely that they are too narrow. Container homes will definitely
be the way to turn campsites into permanent communities at very
||Noah's word, "Japheth will live
in the tents of Shem" - a 180º turnaround from the present situation
, plus the word in Jer. 30:11 that all the Jews will be sifted from the nations
and that nations are going to be destroyed, became central in my vision.
Nations are going to be destroyed completely as in the time of Noah, but
Israel not altogether. Consequently Israel is going to be an ARK to save
a remnant of Jews and OTHERS from the nations who manage to reach it.
It has become my URGENT message to whoever would
listen! Especially grafted-in citizens of the house of Israel,
since it turned out that my calling has to do with those who are wise enough
to join the final Jewish EXODUS from the nations!