Feast celebrants bring gold for the Temple

Monday, October 08, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

A delegation from West Papua participating in the International Christian Zionist Center (ICZC) Feast of Tabernacles celebration last week surprised the Temple Institute in Jerusalem when they arrived with a gift of gold for the eventual rebuilding of Israel's temple to the Almighty.

On the last day of the Sukkot holiday, the Papuan group showed up at the Temple Institute and presented officials there with two pounds of gold mined in their Southeast Asian country, as well as a large cash gift, reported Israel National News.

Leaders of the delegation explained that they were doing their part to fulfill Zechariah 6:16, which states that foreigners will come from afar to help rebuild the holy temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple Institute has for years been collecting funds for the eventual rebuilding of the temple, and has already completed a large number of the gold and silver elements, instruments and priestly clothing that will be needed. The Papuans asked that the gold they provided be used for preparing such elements.

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