By Dr. Rivkah Lambert, Breaking Israel News—
Breaking Israel News recently spoke at length with five Christians who came to Israel to be of service. They described their work here in detail and also about how living in Israel has impacted them as Christians.
No one knows exactly how many Christians live and work in Israel. Estimates range from a thousand to a few hundred thousand, depending on whether Christian-Arabs are included in the count. What was clear from interviewing just a few of them, is that so many are committed to improving the understanding between Christians and Jews.
Five Christians Who Serve Israel
French-born Nathalie Blackham came to Israel from England nine years ago with her husband, Martin, and their four teenage children. She is a broadcast journalist. The Blackhams produce a weekly TV show called Israel First. Blackham told Breaking Israel News, “Our motivation is to give an opportunity to the people in the Nations to be introduced to Jewish people living in Israel, discovering the land and the Hebrew language.
“ have been able to bless some work done in the Land Leket, Yatar, Innovation Africa and Nefesh B’Nefesh, discovering the Jewish way of thinking. Through , many layers of anti-Semitism that have been woven for too long in our Christian culture can be broken.”
Lynne Hilton works with HaYovel. She told Breaking Israel News that HaYovel is “a non-profit organization that brings hundreds of volunteers yearly from all over the world, to harvest the grapes for about eight different vineyard owners in Samaria and Judea.
“We also work hard to try and educate our volunteers of the truth about Israel, take them to the covenant places, and host many Israeli speakers to come and address the groups. Our desire is to counter the many lies that the liberal media proclaims on a daily basis about Israel, and send our volunteers back to their home country as ambassadors for this land,” she exclaimed.
“We travel back and forth from Israel to the Nations, including Canada, Australia, Latvia, South Africa, England, Italy, Sweden and Norway, every year to educate people on what is really happening here in the land. Even though our hearts are here in the land and we have thrown our lot in with the lot of Israel, we feel it is our responsibility to be ambassadors for Israel in the nations.
“Going out to the nations to educate the world about the miracles happening in Israel is a huge part of what God has called us to do. It is exciting to know that Christians all over the world are recognizing the importance of Israel!”
In the past, Andrew McKain, who calls Tucson, Arizona home, worked for the OneFamily Fund, which assists victims of terrorism. He also served as an intern with the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. He is currently here on a student visa, completing a masters degree in Conflict Resolution at Hebrew University.