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· Not by power, not by might, but by the Spirit…ultimately faith, will the Elect return.
Due Diligence is Required.
Where should you go? Research for yourself! Ultimately you are about to embark in the pursuit of life as a wanderer, so moving frequently will become common to you. It will be important to keep yourself informed about changes happening in the world today, to make educated, spirit-led decisions.
Israel, Jordan, Egypt (Sinai), Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Eritrea.
We recommend doing your own research to determine which country will best suite your needs. Consider language barriers, cost of living, visa extensions/renewals frequency, etc. when conducting your search. You can compare cost of living, Here.
The reasons can vary from case to case, ultimately the answer is subjective so due diligence in your individual research is required to answer this question in its entirety. In general active warzones should be avoided, and in-depth research should be done on the laws of the land of your choosing.
Based on biblical prophecy, it is recommended that you stay in the Northeastern region of Africa, near to where the Elect will be gathered.
It is recommended that you stay away from the western region of Africa.
The most common questions are typically about daily life and communication. The language barrier can be difficult but in most tourist areas English is spoken. These answers generally reference Middle Eastern countries. Note that answers may vary from country to country.
Ideally you would want to live anywhere that offers you a month-to-month leasing agreement, as you never know when or how the Holy Spirit will move you.
There are a variety of different structures to live in depending on the country you choose. Be open minded to humble settings, such as huts, camps, smaller apartments etc. Also note, the tap water in the Middle East is considered non-drinkable. Be prepared to purchase all your drinking water in addition to paying for your water system.
Yes. The locals will teach you to live Bedouin style if you choose.
Unfortunately, we cannot verify the accuracy of average housing costs as there are various variables that impact pricing locally at your destination. Unless you have a contact in the desired destination to secure a space for you, we recommend securing hotel or Airbnb accommodations for at least 2 weeks to 1 month in your destination while you investigate cost effective housing options. This will also provide an opportunity for you to learn different areas in the city to determine what best fits your needs. Locals, as well as hotel staff can be very beneficial in providing information about rental availability. It's possible to find housing (1 to 2 bedrooms) from $200 to $350 USD (monthly) based on the testimony of those who already relocated to the region. Utilities may or may not be included.
One of the best ways to acclimate to a new culture is to learn the language and interact with the people. In general, people from the Middle East are known to be hospitable but are also known to hustle. Many live in poverty. Third world living is simple, humbling and refreshingly stress-free, and that is the life we are called to.
It is wise to learn the language spoken by the people of the country you are travelling to. Arabic is the official language of the Middle East. The Arabic spoken across the Middle East differs from country to country. If possible, you can start to familiarize yourself with basic everyday phrases before your departure. You can find free language learning apps to help you learn the basics in a fun and engaging way. Consider signing up with Duolingo or select here to begin learning on YouTube. At the very least, start learning the form of Arabic widely spoken at your destination when you arrive.
The country you choose determines allowance based primarily on citizenship. However, if available, purchasing or renting a vehicle will require an IDP (International Drivers Permit). You may apply for one at your local AAA department. Learn More Here
The average cost of transportation will vary on the country you choose to live.
Keep in mind you are preparing to move to a third world county and the internet is not on the same level as the USA. There are internet providers, but you will have to do your own in-depth research on what company will serve your needs best.
Yes. There will be local service providers which you can investigate on your arrival. It is also recommended that you maintain a phone line within your state of departure (i.e. Verizon, T-Mobile) to apply/certify for governmental benefits (i.e. unemployment) as some governmental sites are unable to authenticate IP addresses of outside countries.
That depends on your destination - For a list of service providers for various countries, Click Here
First consider that we must remove all unnecessary baggage to truly walk this path as YHWH intended. Moving across the world is no easy task, but it is possible with proper planning and preparation. Also consider that you will be able to find commonly used items at local shops.
In the regions within the borders, it is cultural for both men and women to dress modestly. As such, modest apparel is a common find in shops and clothing outlets in most areas you will find yourself in. It is advisable to purchase some modest undergarments (i.e. leggings, tank tops, t-shirts, etc.) as these are harder to come by, particularly in natural fabrics, and the material can be quite thin/see-through. Men and women often wear galabayes (tunics). The key is to blend in culturally as much as possible.
You will be moving to a desert region, and as such, the climate will be very hot. Staying cool and hydrated is important. Linen and cotton are the most ideal fabrics for the environment as they will allow your skin to breath. Men and women should consider wearing comfortable hiking sandals.
Any essential items you need on a routine basis should be arranged and secured prior to your departure and packed with your checked luggage to avoid removal during travel.
Look up the weight requirements according to your airline of choice. Consider packing your items in heavy duty bins, rather than suitcases. Though they may incur an additional fee, long-term they are ideal for organization and can double as storage. Stick to essential items where possible, i.e. undergarments, durable hiking shoes, clean fabrics (cotton and linen).
Each country has different regulations regarding shipping, based on container size, weight, and restrictions on items shipped. We recommend avoiding shipping any of the following:
These items may be held up in customs, incur additional charges and/or not be eligible to ship to or be released from your destination. If you believe these specific items are essential to your relocation, we recommend traveling with them in you checked luggage.
Yes. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has international shipping options, as well as DHL, but there are other options available. Depending on what you want to ship will determine which option is best for you. We recommend researching the best shipping method for your destination country.
Find Passport and Visa information below. AS OF JUNE 2022 COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR ALL COUNTRIES WITHIN THE BORDERS. YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CHECK YOUR DESTINATIONS REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL AS THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
We do not recommend specific airlines. It is advisable that you research airline options and their available accommodations including, but not limited to, the appropriate domestic and international airports to travel to/from.
We recommend permanent relocation, that being said, to improve your chances of being granted an extended visa, it is advised to purchase round trip ticket(s). Round trip bookings may avoid questions and concerns with immigration at your destination country. We recommend that you purchase a separate return ticket that you can cancel upon arrival. Be sure to research refundable options for the return flight and be clear on refunding procedures prior to booking.
Consider arranging transportation through the airline or arrival airport website or seeing if UBER is available in the country where you are traveling.
Taxis are common and usually available.
We recommend traveling Sunday through Wednesday to avoid traveling on the Shabbat.
We recommend tourist or travel visas. Also research extended visas and/or visa extension options.
The visa process varies based on the country of your choice. Check with your local embassy.
Rapidly changing government mandates, closures and Covid-19 restrictions vary from country to country. For downloadable PDFs outlining Covid-19 requirements for Egypt, Israel, Jordan and additional bordering countries, go to the downloads portion of this site, Here.
As Covid-19 restrictions lift throughout the world, some countries are no longer requiring a negative PCR Test result to enter the country, therefore a test is not required. Due diligence on your part is required to determine whether a PCR test is necessary for travel.
The above and below questions provide more details concerning test requirement by location and available testing options.
We recommend home kits that can be ordered online and shipped to your direct address. We've compiled a list of some options Here.
See next question and answer for best way to ensure timely results for your flight.
1. Make sure to order your test well in advance of your upcoming flight, i.e. multiple weeks ahead of time.
2. Collect and return ship your sample to the lab 3 days before your flight. The “collection date” on your results will be the day/time you collected your sample and activated your kit. For example, if you collect on Monday afternoon for a Thursday morning flight. Make sure you drop off your completed kit before end-of-day pickup.
3. Your results ideally will be ready within 24-48 hours after the lab receives your sample. This assumes no shipping delays. For example, if you ship your kit to the lab on Monday afternoon before end-of-day pickup, your kit should arrive at the lab on Tuesday – results will be ready on Wednesday or Thursday. Note: the company is NOT responsible for shipping delays.
4. You will receive an email when your results have posted. Make sure to have them ready on your phone when you go to the airport. Download them and print the results as a backup.
All countries healthcare varies, we recommend researching the hospitals and medical assistance options for the country where you chose to relocate. If you have a major health issue or rely on continuous medication, we recommend confession and repentance before leaving your country of origin. It is important to wean yourself off any medication and pray that YHWH gives you strength through YAHOSHUA and His example of faith to walk this journey out committed to no longer defiling your temple.
Check with your current insurance carrier to see if they have international coverage, also consider the reoccurring fees associated with said plan and prepare to maintain your income to accommodate the charges if you chose to keep it. Travelers medical insurance is recommended as it is required in certain countries.
In some countries travelers medical insurance is not required, however, we recommend securing travelers medical insurance for at least 30 days. Countries like Israel and Jordan require travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage for the duration of your stay. You will need to do some research to determine what best suites your needs.
No. We recommend having a living will implemented before traveling to assure you have your affairs in order. Consider where you want to be buried, bank account information, and appointing a power of attorney.
It is advisable to renew any debit and credit cards to extend their expiration dates. Also, check to make sure that your bank can receive any stimulus or other payments (i.e. unemployment, direct deposits or other government payments) you may qualify for before leaving.
Our recommendation is to have a minimum amount of $3,000-$5,000, with some plan to maintain an income (i.e. a job), apart from social securities, stimulus, child support, unemployment, retirement etc., Also note, any amount of USD exceeding $10,000 (cash in hand) will need to be declared upon arrival in your destination.
Yes, we recommend traveling with $500-$1,000. You can exchange your USD to foreign currency at the airport or at local ATM's. Exchange rates may apply.
It is recommended that all your debts be paid before moving. However, if you're unable to, attempt to settle your debts for less than you owe, and if unable to, you can setup automated payments to be deducted from your bank account. This step should only be attempted if you have re-recurring income into that bank account. If you can pay larger lump sums, do so, to reduce your debt upon leaving. Be sure to maintain records of all your transactions.
It depends on the country of your choice and how frugal you live, as well as that country's currency. However, based on others testimony roughly $400-$700 monthly (excluding Israel).
Yes. If you feel safer knowing that your funds are in the same place where you reside, also some countries provide more benefits if you have a bank account in the country (i.e. no fees and larger ATM withdrawals).
You will only know that once you arrive in the country of your choice.
Yes. We recommend seeing if your current employer offers remote work options or transfers internationally to the country of your choice.
Absolutely. If you are eligible for retirement, pull out and request a lump sum distribution, based on the wisdom that we do not know when the economy will collapse.
Employment is hard to find for foreigners due to the language barrier and prejudice. Online opportunities are your best option, however, that will require personal research to find a job that meets your requirements.
It is important to make sure you have all legal affairs in order prior to leaving, particularly those that deal with minor children.
In order to protect children in cases of abduction or custody disputes where noncustodial parents may try to remove them from the country, the Department of State requires both parents to appear in person with the child to apply for a passport. This applies to all children under the age of 16, who, along with their parents, must show proof of their identification. The Department also deny passports to those declared incompetent by a court or those who are currently in a mental institution. A legal guardian may apply for someone deemed incompetent.
We recommend you have full custody or written consent filed through a federal court with a judge signature for any dependent child(ren) under the legal age of adulthood before your departure.
This also includes paperwork for legal guardianship, divorce, and all other court ordered matters.
Look into home schooling options (independent study programs, travel studies programs) in the US or your country of origin. Additionally research online schooling options. You will also want to inform your child's school with a travel notice. Depending on which country there are options to enroll your child(ren) in school.
We recommend filing for child support prior to leaving your country of origin, and if possible, finalizing all court related processes. Any person(s) with back-child support over $2,000 (owed) will not be allowed to apply for a passport, if you already have a passport the IRS will revoke the passport for amounts owed over $3000.
We would recommend traveling with the appropriate equipment, i.e. wheelchairs, crutches, etc. As some of these items are difficult to access in foreign countries. Also consider that most northern regions are not handicap accessible, except for some major cities, so plan accordingly.
It is recommended that expectant mothers research local hospitals to give birth in advance. This may require hiring a translator to meet your needs. Also prepare baby needs before departure or upon arrival (i.e. stroller, crib, cloth diapers).
Other questions pertaining to leaving and the wilderness.
Go over the prophetic lecture linked here to settle your next course of action within yourself. Blessed is the man who escapes before the wrath.
Discretion is advised. It is understandable that in normal circumstances leaving your country of origin would warrant a 'going away' announcement, but under the circumstances of current events and rapid changes in worldwide laws and policies, it is necessary to exercise wisdom when choosing your emergency contacts. Wisdom is the principle thing.
The rules in the USA preclude only felons who committed international drug trafficking from getting a passport. The Department can, but doesn't have to, disqualify a passport applicant if he has been convicted of a misdemeanor (lesser) state or federal drug charge(s). Even if you have no criminal convictions, you may not get a passport. If you are currently charged with a felony or a felony arrest warrant is outstanding, your application will be denied. Likewise, if you are currently in jail or on parole for felony drug charges, you can't get a passport. The State Department can also refuse to issue a passport if you have an outstanding unpaid loan. The State Department will also deny you a passport if a court order, a probation order, or a parole order states that you are not to leave the country.
Speak with a legal advisor to inquire about having some criminal offenses expunged. However, while an expungement keeps employers and the general public from seeing a criminal record, the record still shows up when the individual is traveling outside the United States. It is strongly recommended to research the laws of the government of your destination before traveling.
People who have unpaid child support arrears of over $2,500 are not eligible for a U.S. passport. Before you apply for a passport, you must make arrangements in the state where the child support is owed to make the payments; if you have questions about the process or about what is owed, you should contact the nearest child support enforcement agency. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must remove your name from its list of outstanding arrears and give the U.S. Department of State an updated copy of the list.
We must first receive the Holy Spirit. Elohim is giving us time to prepare our hearts and minds, and to shed off our wickedness, so that we may be sealed with His Spirit before He gathers us into that secret place.
Hiking boots, fire starter, water, change of clothes, emergency tent and blanket, dried fruit and food. Ultimately, YHWH will provide all we need, somehow. Amen.
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