As we were praying about 2020, we prayed about having clear vision. How could any of us have envisaged the new reality we are living in? International travel at almost a standstill, daily reports on the statistics of coronavirus victims, economic struggles, unemployment rates at record high levels and uncertainty of when the situation will resolve. One of the surprising offshoots of the worldwide pandemic is the fact that more Jewish people are choosing to come home to Israel this year than in most other years.
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.
Your national office may require a processing fee of $35 US (or the equivalent in your country’s currency). Contact your national office for more information.