Israel is a crossroads in the Middle East, with a complex convergence of cultures. There are three main people groups trying to live and thrive together in this setting: Israeli Jews (70%), Palestinian Muslims (20%) and the third group consists of immigrants from China, Russia, Africa and other parts of the world. There exists a need for short term teams and individuals to come to Jerusalem, build awareness of the unseen and misunderstood, and learn how to engage similar peoples at home.
At this moment in history, a unique window of opportunity exists with Palestinians and the immigrant population being open and receptive to hearing the gospel. The establishment of a long term ministry site will develop the next generation of mission leaders to experience transformation and engage not only in this unique context but also wherever God moves them to next.
Once on site, Hannah will have two primary goals. “To begin with, I plan to engage short term teams and individuals through discipleship and ministry within Jerusalem. My focus there will be two-fold:
- Character development and soul care for leaders to equip and prepare them to live and serve missionally.
- Connect short term teams and individuals with the local ministries to meet the needs of the people in Jerusalem.”