The heart of our journey starts in Israel.
From Abraham's Well in Beersheva to the streets of Jerusalem, the missional heart of God calls out to man from a land promised to His friend's descendants. Based on biblical injunctions, we will always focus on projects that build and strengthen the Land & People of the Book.
Gan B'Shalom - the Garden of Peace
Located in biblical Judea in the environs of Jerusalem, we partnered with a local community to plant a garden of fruit and olive trees, herbs, flowers, a rest area with pergola, all while teaching kids and youth some of the dynamics of Israeli farming & drip irrigation. Breaking ground in November 2020, residents, leaders, business partners, families, and youth worked together to complete this amazing area before the Shemita year began!
Israel's Southern Desert
Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center
From our first visit to Kibbutz Grofit in the extreme South of Israel, just miles from the shores of the Red Sea, we were touched by the Israeli commitment to its most vulnerable, the population of children needing therapies for a host of stress disorders and other physical needs. Children on autistic spectrum, with cerebral palsy and other various needs, as well as "Special in Uniform" IDF soldiers are helped for here. Horses & therapists work closely together to help children in a number of life-changing ways. When we visited in 2018, we learned they were in need of a government-required bomb shelter. Since then, we partnered with Jewish Federation of Arkansas and Jewish National Fund to pay for the needed bomb shelter. The presence of the shelter ensures this amazing facility stays open and safe as they dwell in the presence of their enemies.
From the US South, Arkansas-based Commission Fields not only touches Southern Israel, but also the south of India! Our partners have helped build up the facilities and staffing for a community preschool and elementary school near Kolar Gold Fields, where boys and girls are outfitted with shoes and uniforms, school supplies, nutritious snacks, milk, and of course, equipped with an education! Many in this area would not otherwise be able to attend school.
We also cover annual accreditation and other fees, as well as helping pastors' conferences, children's ministry, widows' care, community-wide meals, and construction needs for the Teach the Word to the Nations Bible Training Center. Pastoral leaders there also man acreage for farming, and have visited Israel for encouragement and exposure to Israeli farming ingenuity.