Thank you for your ministry!

Along our journey, it has been our great privilege to have met so many brothers and sisters in the faith, that are truly inspiring and have much to share.  Thank you all for your ministry! 

Though having families and ministries of their own, some have taken the time to regularly visit Aliyah to share encouragement from their life experience and the Scriptures we treasure.  You can learn more about a few of these ones in the following paragraphs:

Dr. David Sloss, PhD.
My wife Marian and I share a passion for life and interacting with others who are on the journey of faith.  Over 50 years together gives us some perspectives on various aspects of life and faith, which we consider valuable in relating to others, encouraging, challenging, and loving.  I enjoy the study of Scripture and find in it an amazingly deep source of instruction from our Father.  Sharing these new insights provides an outlet for my teaching skills as I look for new and enticing ways to convey the truth to contemporary cultures both here and around the world.

As Kingdom believers, we are called to be people of light, love and living water – to provide an examined perspective in a largely unexamined culture.  Although “going with the flow” is the easy way to survive in our society, we have a calling which informs how we live according to the instruction of our King and the pattern of our Saviour.  This is the passion with which I teach an Adult Bible Study in Owen Sound, and in mission involvement with a group in Uganda.  In this African context we lead Pastors and Church Leader Conferences on an annual basis, through Baraka International Ministries.  At Aliyah fellowship in Barrie, we help in leadership and teaching as opportunity arises.  Our desire in all of the teaching and encouragement we do is to honour our King, bring glory to His Name and in the process, build up the saints.  Marian and I share this passion and trust that the blessing of our King and Heavenly Father rests upon all we do. We all live with questions, let’s learn from the experience of others, together, David.

Contact Dr. Sloss at: Baraka International Ministries
3-115 Denmark Street, Meaford, ON N4L 1W5
E-mail: davidsloss2@gmail.com

Mr. Blaine Hershey 
My wife Debbie and I have been married for over 44 years, and have enjoyed the privilege of raising six children.  We currently serve fellowships in the vicinity of Fergus, Ontario.  We typically meet as a group every other Shabbat which allows us to visit others in the Ontario region on the alternating weekends.  Throughout our many life’s experiences, travelling the ups and downs, we have found truth and comfort in the Psalmist’s words: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  We feel very blessed that we have been lead to a deeper understanding of the scriptures and have come to appreciate how the Bible fits together.  God has had a plan from the beginning, and we can be a part of that plan! As life gets more and more challenging, we have found the Bible to be our source of refuge and strength.  True are Yeshua’s (Jesus’) words in Matthew 11: 28-30, ‘His yoke is easy, and his burden is light’, Blaine.

Contact Mr. Hershey at: ontariomessianicgathering@gmail.com

Mr. Levis Guay
My wife Melanie and I have been married for over 18 years & have two sons. Melanie and I were from different denominations and spent many years coming together in the search for truth and growth in the worship of our Father.  For most of my life I struggled with my own identity, depression, and lack of direction. Being brought into an understanding that my Father wants an active relationship with me has changed everything. Knowing I can make conscious decisions based on the Word of my Father encourages me to live a deliberate life.  I believe that the Father has asked me to remember: Remain humble and welcome all who come through the Door.  May the LORD Bless you and keep you, may you be a light in the darkness, Levis.