Compassion

Helping new immigrants when they arrive in Israel

Home Repair

The Lord is Building Zion!

June 1, 2016

“For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory.” Psalm 102:16 Everywhere we look in Israel we see building sites as huge cranes punctuate the skyline of every city. Israel must continue to build in order to provide housing for its ever-expanding population. While some segments of the society prosper, moving

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The Lord Is Building Up Zion

May 1, 2013

He is a mighty God. Never in recorded history has a people been dispersed from their homeland for near two millennia and then returned! Yet, that is what we are witnesses to, and we are not only observers but participants. In Psalm 102:16, the psalmist tells us that “For the LORD shall build up Zion;

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Building Walls…and Bridges

October 1, 2011

“Never in a million years did I think that I would be installing a new kitchen in Jerusalem with a Canadian in an Ethiopian Jewish home or spreading tar on the apartment block roof with two Australians and a guy from Japan!”—a BFP volunteer from South Africa. Our Home Repair project is a very special

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Light in Dark Places

July 1, 2010

Recently, the latest census information was analyzed and data released to the press. One surprising bit of information was the fact that nearly 35% of the population lives in two-bedroom apartments. We have seen families of eight people living in such cramped quarters. Children share one room with bunk beds (some three high), and the

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Repairing “Breaches”

October 1, 2008

Originally, the Bridges for Peace Home Repair Program was called Repairers of the Breach. It is an interesting title. When Isaiah, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, first penned it, it was in the midst of a call for the kingdom of Judah to repent. The walls of righteousness had been broken down by

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Giving Homes–and Hearts–a Facelift

September 1, 2007

Have you ever spruced up your home with a fresh coat of paint? Or, redecorated a room with new drapes and furniture? Or, remodeled your kitchen, upgrading it with new cabinets and appliances? Whether small or large, the renovation makes you feel good inside, puts a smile on your face, and makes the house feel

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Repairing and Restoring––Homes and Hearts

August 1, 2006

More Than Paint But our program involves much more than providing paint, plaster, electrical wire, and lumber. It opens doors to change the Jewish people’s attitudes towards Christians. Our home repair teams are unique in Bridges for Peace in that they have the privilege of working for days at a time inside the homes of

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