Ever since Lila Mayer was a child living on a remote farm in upstate New York, she has yearned for more. So when an opportunity to fulfill her graduate school requirements abroad presents itself, she jumps at the chance.
Lila’s first day of student teaching at Chayah, a highly-esteemed Israeli school for special needs children, has her on edge. Far from family, farm, and her best friend, Patty, she is doing her best to relax and enjoy her opportunity. Five simple words spoken by her host mother to “just let them love you” helps calm her butterflies and ease her soul. As she embarks on a year-long journey of discovery through the Holy Land, she meets engaging friends as God reveals Himself through His many names. From scooter rides to Mediterranean estates, moonlighting at a radio station, assisting in rescuing trafficked children, and hosting Chayah’s first Olympic games, Lila embraces her experiences and spiritual transformation. When her journey surprisingly provides clues to a lifelong family mystery, she is eventually led to her calling. But even with God’s help, will she be able to redeem time and right past wrongs?
In this inspirational tale, an American student teacher travels to Israel where she is led on a compelling journey of self-discovery and spiritual transformation.