If you have a heart for the Muslim world or have a desire to understand in a deeper way how to pray for this extremely important region, join us! This Team will have an incredible opportunity to come alongside the ministry of Seeds of Hope which cares for the people of Jericho, Palestine. Seeds of Hope works to bring long-term change to families through education, economic development, cultural exchange, and humanitarian aid. Their vision is to instill the next generation with love for all peoples, and to create a long-lasting environment of peace for not only families in the Middle East, but throughout the entire world. They provide education programs, employment opportunities, and basic resources such as clean water and medical clinics to the local families in Jerusalem and Jericho.
This trip is a unique opportunity to visit both places in the Holy Land. While in Jericho, the team will spend the mornings serving in various ministries of Seeds of Hope: construction projects among the refugees, the school, and the cultural center. One highlight of the trip might be an invitation for tea and conversation in local homes. In the afternoon there will be opportunities to visit some of the holy sites as Jericho is the oldest city in the world. The day begins early and finishes late because there is so much to experience and process. Please note that there will be some prerequisite study and reading before we go. Additional formations may be required for the team to be ready to go. Team members need to be in good physical condition due to the schedule and walking required.
For more information about this trip please email the Team Leader, Kelli Mahany, at Dr.KelliMahany@gmail.com.
All applications must be submitted no later than 120 days before departure for international trips and 90 days before domestic trips. Please note, applying for a GO Team does not confirm your spot on the team. Once applications are reviewed, you may be requested to participate in an informal interview with a Team Leader. Following review, you will be notified of your acceptance or status on a waiting list. If a team is full you can still apply and be put on a waiting list should a spot become available. Once your application is accepted for any team you will be required to pay a deposit ($100 for international and $25 for domestic teams). The deposit will confirm your spot on the team.
Seeds of Hope
About Seeds of Hope
Seeds of Hope is a humanitarian aid organization that serves the community of Jericho, Palestine by providing access to education, creating sources of income for families, and bringing economic and other forms of relief to refugees.
- Humanitarian Aid: In partnership with other non-profit organizations, we provide basic necessities and life-sustaining services to the poor including food distribution, primary medical care and wheel chair distribution.
- Economic Development: In alliance with local governments and existing businesses, we help facilitate secure jobs and income stability through job creating, micro loans and business start-ups.
- Educational Opportunities: By providing English education, child care and adolescent development programs within a loving and nurturing environment, the youth are prepared for successful entrance into adult maturity and success.
- Cultural Exchange: By providing hands on experiential exposure to Middle Eastern culture via short term trips, tours, volunteer opportunities and community projects participants gain grass roots understanding regarding the complexities and similarities within the Middle East cultures and histories. This initiative leads to better and clearer understanding of the Middle East environment and complexities, creating ambassadors of truth within the homeland countries.
Seeds of Hope, now led by Khader Ghanim, is expanding the scope of community involvement by increasing the rates in the Seeds of Hope schools, serving the families, and identifying and supporting humanitarian needs in the local community.
Khader Ghanim and Stevie Norris
Khader and Stevie are married with 5 children; 3 boys and 2 girls.
Favorite book: Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets by Andy Stanley
Favorite food: Mansaf; lamb meat cooked with rice and syrup made from yogurtVisit Partner Website