A ceasefire has been agreed to. Does this mean the war is over? No! In fact Hamas is openly gloating that they won and boasting that they will hit Haifa and Jaffa next time. This ceasefire is simply Hamas saying “we need time to reorganize ourselves for the next time.” When will that be? A day? A week? A month? Meanwhile we need to continue to supply bomb shelters, fire equipment, food and encouragement to the Israelis who live close to the Gaza Strip. If you want to help you can donate to our crisis fund.
Be in good health. See the FAQ for more information on health requirements.
Have the recommendation of your family, pastor, and others in the community.
Have funds prepared to cover your food, lodging and other monthly expenses as well as round-trip airfare to and from Israel. (See the FAQ)
Have medical insurance that is valid outside your country in case of accident, injury or illness in Israel. (An expatriate insurance policy can be purchased in Israel through Bridges for Peace. More information is available upon request).
Realize that during your term of service with BFP, you are not coming on a tour or a vacation, but to serve in a vital and needed staff position.
Recognize that you are seen by the outside world as a volunteer with Bridges for peace, so the future of our work in Israel depends upon your Christian character and faithfulness.
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