My name is Sheila and I’ve been the Caspari Center bookkeeper for more than 18 years. While I enjoy the work, I enjoy the fellowship with the wonderful people I work with more.
I am originally from New York, where I grew up and completed my B.A. studies, intending to be a teacher. When I was given the chance to go to London and work in marketing research for a cousin who had his own company there, I jumped at the chance, and spent nearly three years working with him.
After that, having no specific plans, I decided to spend some time in Israel. I found out about a kibbutz Ulpan program. The opportunity to work on the kibbutz for half a day and study Hebrew for the other half, for a period of six months, really appealed to me. To my surprise and delight, I met the man who is my husband there, and he introduced me to the One who was most important in his life, the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
We have now been in Israel for more than 45 years, and have three children and 12 grandchildren.
In my earlier years in Israel, I managed a small bookstore. I discovered that the part of the job I loved most was the bookkeeping. So when I left that job, I looked for work as a bookkeeper, intending to work part-time. I didn’t have to look at all in the end, because the Lord dropped three jobs into my lap, one day a week in each, and I was set.
One Bible verse that has become a favorite is Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” I can clearly see it in my life and in the lives of my family and friends. Although our circumstances may look dire at times, He can turn our mourning into joy. He does that in ways we can sometimes hardly believe.