Christians in the Holy Land know they have a very special mission given to them by God.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
– St. Francis of Assisi
For the past 28 years, The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL) has been strengthening and supporting Christianity in the land of our Savior through the preservation of holy Christian sites and the support of the basic human rights and continued presence of the Christian minority living in the Holy Land. As one of our faithful donors, your sacrificial gifts are changing lives and bringing hope to our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering. Your support of FFHL’s educational, humanitarian and special projects (to preserve holy sites) helps to create lasting change that impacts generations to come. One of the solutions to the economic challenges facing young Holy Land Christians is access to higher education. Our University Scholarship program opens doors to a promising future. Last year, 42 deserving and hard-working students received the joyful news that they were chosen to receive a four-year scholarship.
For working families, often finding employment is their primary concern. Last year, FFHL was able to match 800 hardworking Christians in the Holy Land with dignified, stable employment opportunities thanks to your donations. These are just a few of the ways your gifts bless the Living Stones and ensure they are able to remain in the land of our Lord and Savior. With the pandemic waning, we pray for economic stability and a return to steady work for our Christian brothers and sisters. Please pray for us as we continue doing the Lord’s work in the Holy Land. May I ask that you prayerfully consider another gift to help preserve the presence of Christianity in the Holy Land? Together, we can bring hope and the promise of a brighter future to those in need.
Yours in Christ,
Father Peter Vasko, OFM