In May, conflict erupted between Israel and Gaza, leaving behind a path of destruction and need. Tension in this region is not new.
Middle East Ministries
Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, is in the West Bank .The “little town of Bethlehem” is now a bustling city of 27,000 people.
Instead of being confined to the indoors, she loves to sit outside in her chair and enjoy the view of the Hebron hills south of Jerusalem.
Issa was homeless and in poor health. “Issa’s Supermarket.” has helped change him from someone who had to ask people for money, to being self-supporting.
After Yosef’s* father passed away, his family had no steady income. Their friends shared food and money,with the widow and her sons but they still struggled to make ends meet.
Last night . . . I felt lonely, afraid, and had a deep pain inside,” said Raakel,* an elderly widow from the Middle East who receives food parcels from CAM.
Rafael* was accustomed to working long hours in the fields to provide for his family. This all changed when he got a severe case of hepatitis. Sick for several months, Rafael was unable to earn his desperately needed income.
A three-year-old girl came into the living room dressed in her mother’s clothes. Her mother and grandmother sat quietly nearby, dark circles around their eyes. “It was very noticeable that they were quiet and sad,” commented a staff member who had delivered a wheelchair to this home in Hebron for a family member recovering from… Read more
As a young girl, Najah* became paralyzed from the waist down due to a doctor’s mistake. She now uses a wheelchair, bumping over the Judean hills around her home just south of Bethlehem. Her chair needs constant repair, but she isn’t ready to give up its familiarity for a new one. Our staff frequently visits her… Read more
The tiny sliver of land between Israel and Egypt known as the Gaza Strip, is characterized by overpopulation, poverty, and chronic warfare. This small piece of land is home to nearly 2 million residents, equaling 141 square miles. For nearly a decade, Gaza has been effectively sealed off from the rest of the world. Its… Read more
Anwar’s* elderly parents depend on him to take care of them. But living in the Gaza Strip, an area with the highest unemployment rate in the world, makes things hard for Anwar. CAM provided Anwar with a cart and 100 pounds of turmus, a type of beans that are pickled and eaten as a snack… Read more
Zahra’s* face lit up with a smile when a CAM staff member brought her a food parcel and took time to visit with her. Zahra, who cannot walk, had received a wheelchair from CAM on a previous visit. Although the physical aid is a tremendous blessing to Zahra, knowing that someone cares enough to visit… Read more
As springtime arrives and new life bursts forth, we are reminded of the new life and hope we can find in Jesus. Not far from our base in Jerusalem is the place where Jesus was buried and then resurrected three days later. Through the Middle East Ministries program, our staff has the opportunity to share… Read more
By a CAM staff member in Jerusalem. Three-year-old Hiba* has been handicapped from birth. When some of my fellow staff members and I met her several months ago, Hiba was unable to sit on her own, and she showed no interest in anything around her. With regular physiotherapy visits, Hiba learned to sit independently, but… Read more