Middle East

Josh Vis and Chris DeBlaay

  • Compassion and justice
  • Education and leadership development

It’s 2:00 a.m., and the stillness of the night is broken by the pounding of a gun against the front door. A Palestinian mother wonders Who are they coming for tonight? as she soothes her scared child. Conflict. Fear. Uncertainty. Such is everyday life of Palestinians living in occupied Palestinian territories.

Yet Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers…” Learning about all sides of an issue helps pave the way to peace. Josh and Chris educate people about the injustices of the Israeli occupation in Palestinian areas. They educate with a pro-peace narrative, and give tours of the region. These trips deepen people’s understanding of the Bible and introduces them to Israelis and Palestinians who are champions for justice and peace. Josh and Chris work in partnership with organizations in Israel and Palestine and with Churches for Middle East Peace in Washington, D.C. You can learn more about Josh, Chris, and this work on their tour website.

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Give to Israel/Palestine - Special Projects
Your gift will support special project needs that arise as Josh Vis and Sally Vis work with their partners in Israel/Palestine. These projects include home rebuilds for Palestinians, Arts and Fitness Camps, and more.
Give to Israel/Palestine-The Film Project
Since June 1967, Israel has controlled, in one way or another, the lives of the Palestinians living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Over the course of fifty years, this control has become more sophisticated, more systematic, and harder to recognize. The Law and the Prophets is a feature documentary that amplifies the voices of the brave, determined individuals who are trying to expose the destructive, unjust, and sometimes invisible ways in which Israel exploits and oppresses Palestinians.

Experience a tour with Josh and Sally

Greetings to General Synod 2021 from Josh Vis, sharing about the Law and Prophets documentary.

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