Olive Tree

Julia Fisher’s weekly radio broacast

Programme 259 – Yohanna (part 2 of 2)

Today we return to Nazareth in northern Israel to talk to Yohanna – a Palestinian Christian and the academic dean for both the Nazareth Evangelical College and the Bethlehem Bible College.Yohanna was born and brought up in Israel – he is an Israeli citizen. As a Christian he has had to come to terms with how to respond to living in a land divided by conflict and strong feelings of injustice. So how does he respond?

Programme 370: Rita

Israel is a wonderful land of surprises – I visit regularly to record these programmes and each time, I’m amazed at the variety of people I meet … and all the stories gathered help to build a picture of what God is doing there in these days, despite the ongoing tensions and political upheaval in the region. Today my guest is Rita and we’re at a home for women who have been trafficked or been victims of abuse. The home, or The Shelter as it is called, is situated in a village in northern Israel.

Programme 369: Rod Powell

Today finds us in Haifa, in northern Israel talking to Rod Powell. He and his Margi were missionaries in Russia for many years and speak Russian fluently. A few years ago, they came to Israel almost by chance and met a prostitute and drug addict called Sveta who was desperate to change her lifestyle. Rod and Margi’s life took a new direction as they took Sveta into their home as he now describes.

Programme 368: Mordechai Wiseman

Whilst in Tiberias recently I came across an organisation called Israel Firstfruits that aims to encourage entrepreneurship amongst believers in the land, for both Jewish believers and Arab Christians. The founder and CEO of Israel Firstfruits is Mordechai Wiseman. He has an interesting story of his own … but first I asked him to explain his vision.

Programme 367: Eric Benson

My guest today is Eric Benson, director of the House of Victory, a rehabilitation centre for addicts in northern Israel. He’s been there for many years and seen literally scores of men enter the house more dead than alive and leave well. I put it to him that he must be encouraged.

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