A Tribute to Angus Wootten, by John Conrad

Angus Wootten is a person I would very much have liked to meet. My interaction with his wife Batya has been very encouraging and uplifting over the past several years, but I never had the opportunity to connect with Angus. He has now departed this life to enter a well-earned rest. It’s time to honor to this brother who devoted his life to the calling of the Kingdom of our Lord. That is why I am glad to share the tribute my friend John Conrad has written about him.


A Tribute to Angus Wootten

John Conrad

Originally published by B’ney Yosef North America, July 7, 2020

I first met Angus Wootten along with his wife Batya when they visited our community in the Utah west desert in 1989. Batya had written a couple of books, The Olive Tree of Israel and In Search of Israel, which piqued my Dad’s interest. He invited them to our celebration of Pesach in 1989 and a long and wonderful friendship was born.

Angus and Batya Wootten

Angus attacked life with energy and gusto. He loved our home-grown Red Pontiac potatoes and instantly began to formulate plans for us to grow them and export them around the country. His zest for life infected everything he did. He served for many years in the US Armed Forces and retired as a lieutenant colonel.

While in the Armed Forces he served in Korea. While flying to Seoul for some R&R their plane suddenly developed engine trouble. Undaunted, Angus donned his parachute and jumped out of the plane. After a harrowing descent and a hazardous trip through the unfamiliar countryside, he finally made it to Seoul. There he found out his buddies had played a practical joke on him—there was nothing wrong with the plane and he was the only one who had jumped.

Angus and Batya are in many ways the father and mother of the Two House Movement. When Batya began to see the importance of Israel in Biblical prophecy she realized that Israel is composed of two houses with a common destiny but two separate paths to that destiny. Together with others they founded Messianic Israel Alliance which later became the Alliance of Redeemed Israel. Sadly they lost many friends over this revolutionary understanding and became the target of malicious rumors and slander. Neither ever returned the evil poured out upon them and they have remained faithful to this day.

Angus was known as the “Colonel” amongst his friends. He was not afraid to take a stand for the truth as he saw it. I remember one conference we had here in Utah where I wanted someone to speak but Angus disagreed because this man was holding services on both Sabbath and Sunday. He saw this as dangerous compromise and I saw it as being flexible. As the conference was being held in my home territory, I had the final word. The man came to the conference and gave a wonderful talk about his wife dying in Africa on the mission field. The indigenous people they had served yearned to have her buried in Africa but her family in America desired her remains to come home. Finally, they compromised by burying her heart in Africa and allowing her body to come home to America. It was an emotional, compelling sermon. Angus came up to me afterward and said “That is the best talk I have ever heard.”

With Angus’s passing, a giant tree has fallen in the Restoration Movement. But as Yeshua said, “unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” None of us have any idea how many seeds Angus and Batya are responsible for scattering over the earth. But we know the harvest will be great.

The saga of the coming Kingdom animated Angus. He noted how Luke says in Acts 1 that the resurrected Messiah appeared “to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.” I can hear him thundering that we know what Yeshua must have been saying because the disciples’ last question was “Will you at this time restore the Kingdom to Israel?”

The colonel favored action over meditation. One of his famous messages concerns what he calls the “exit interview” with God. His greatest fear was that our legacy would be “butt prints in the sand.” We have lost a brother and warrior. Batya has lost her faithful companion and friend. But over in glory, the colonel is rounding up the troops and preparing to take the hill.


Angus passed away on Monday, July 6, at the age of 91. Please visit his memorial page at Osceola Memory Gardens.

via A Tribute to Angus Wootten, by John Conrad – B’ney Yosef North America

BYNA Radio – ReUnion Roadmap

Have you heard Reunion Roadmap yet? This is the new radio program by B’ney Yosef North America. You can hear it on Hebraic Heritage Radio every weekend –

Saturday and Sunday @ 9:00 EST / 8:00 CST / 7:00 MST / 6:00 PST

What’s that? You aren’t in a place to hear the show at those times? No problem! The podcasts are available on the B’ney Yosef North America website at:

http://bneyyosefna.com/category/podcasts/byna-radio-reunion-roadmap/

Tune in anytime to hear a variety of high quality worship music, encouraging testimonies, and uplifting teaching by the BYNA Elders!

This is the show designed to introduce the emerging North American Ephraimite community to one another. We’re always looking for guests to interview and topics and questions for discussion. If you would like to take part in this adventure, send us an email at reunionroadmap@bneyyosefna.com

Dial in and listen, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

Source: BYNA Radio – ReUnion Roadmap – B’ney Yosef North America

 


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BYNA Radio is Coming!

Hebraic Heritage Radio is the new web-based broadcast outlet for Hebrew Roots teaching, worship music, and more launched by Eddie Chumney of Hebraic Heritage Ministries.
BYNA is blessed to be part of the weekend programming with our new show, Reunion Roadmap. This Hebrew Roots variety show includes –
  • Interviews with people from across the growing Torah-honoring community here in North America
  • Discussions by our Elders on of topics of importance to our audience – topics like finding the right balance of walking in Torah with the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit)
  • Worship music from artists who are defining the sound of the emerging North American Ephraimite culture
  • News and updates on B’ney Yosef North America and National Shabbat
Reunion Roadmap will be on the air twice each weekend, beginning June 17-18, at the following times:
  • Saturday @ 9:00 pm Eastern, 8:00 pm Central, 7:00 pm Mountain, 6:00 pm Pacific
  • Sunday @ 11:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 pm Central, 9:00 pm Mountain, 8:00 pm Pacific
To tune in, go to Hebraic Heritage Radio at http://www.hebrootsradio.com/!

But wait! There’s more! You can participate in Remnant Roadmap by emailing your questions & comments to us at:

ReunionRoadmap@bneyyosefna.com

Do you have a question about how our Messiah Yeshua taught and lived Torah? Maybe you’re looking for connections with other Hebraic believers in your area? Or do you have a suggestion about how to help bring our people together in the unity our Messiah prayed for? Please email us and we will be glad to answer! The more we hear from you, the better BYNA Radio will become!

And be sure to join us on June 17-18 for the first episode of Reunion Roadmap, the voice of B’ney Yosef North America!


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B’ney Yosef North America Summit Videos are Available Now!

Were you at the 2017 B’ney Yosef North America Summit in Mesa, Arizona?  Then you know how uplifting, encouraging, and enlightening the whole experience was.  Want to relive it?  Want to share it with your fellowship, friends, and family?  

Or maybe you missed it and wonder what happened?  Now you can know!

The entire Summit is now available on DVD, CD, or digital download!  Experience moving presentations by:

  • Dr. Iglahliq Suuqiina, Indigenous Messengers International
  • Dr. John Conrad, House of Aaron and B’ney Yosef North America
  • Iris Bouwman, Judah & Ephraim Ministries
  • Hanoch Young, Kol Yehuda

Each presentation is available separately, or you can purchase the entire Summit proceedings, which includes a number of special features, such as the Protocol Ceremony with the Akimel O’odham Nation, Gila River Indian Community which opened the Summit.

Want to know more?  Visit the BYNA Marketplace and place your order today!  

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR DVD, CD, OR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!


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Getting to Be a Healthy Family

Here’s what is coming up on The Remnant Road on Hebrew Nation Radio for Monday, March 6:

170306-john-conradDr. John Conrad presented the keynote address at the B’ney Yosef North America Summit in Mesa, Arizona last month. We welcome him to the Remnant Road to share his thoughts with us on the Summit, and on the status of the emerging Ephraimite family in North America.
Few people are as qualified as John to speak to this topic. Having been part of the Hebrew Roots movement for many years, he continues to look eagerly for the promised restoration of all Israel. As an Elder with B’ney Yosef North America, and as leader of the House of Aaron community in Eskdale, Utah, he brings a unique perspective to the question of how the scattered dry bones of Ephraim can become a living, breathing organism of many communities.

Remnant Road 01The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn and Daniel Holdings, is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


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