COME WITH US TO MEET THE LIVING STONES – THE CHURCH IN THE HOLY LAND!
“I too will go to seek the Lord.” –Zechariah 8:21
Join our Living Stones Pilgrimage to meet the Arab Christian Palestinians, who have maintained a continual living witness in the land of our Saviour’s birth and have helped preserve the holy sites sacred to all of Christianity. These living witnesses of Christ’s historic presence in the Holy Land can help us understand the Bible by giving us a deeper understanding of its context. They are the Living Stones who with their hearts and hands give evidence of the faith to which the physical stones of the Holy Land bear witness.
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A wonderful balance of Living and ancient stones and a great mix of fellowship, worship, and time with ministry leaders. We learned where Christ walked, but we also learned better how Christ walked: in caring for the victims of injustice and loving our enemies.
I have traveled to the Holy Land three times. HCEF surpasses any group, any travel experience that I have ever known. Your selflessness and generosity can only come from a deep spiritual conviction, and Palestinian Christians are blessed through your efforts.
Hospitality is among the Palestinians' gifts! Meals at the HCEF Inn in Bethlehem were wonderful and certainly facilitated bonding for our group! Personnel were always helpful.
It was the Christian Palestinians who made a lasting impression on me. Their strong faith in God; hope in the midst of what appears to be a hopeless situation; love for people of all faiths; gracious hospitality and kindness; and, resilience under extremely hideous conditions loudly proclaim the Gospel. They live the Gospel message every day. They are truly the ‘Living Stones’ of our faith!
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