The Shepherd Society, a charitable arm of Bethlehem Bible College, assists struggling Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza. Decades of occupations have left these people facing constant hardship.
Shireen Hilal, Director of Community and Development Outreach at the college, says the Shepherd Society provides food packages to Palestinians who need it. During COVID-19 they have prepared and distributed twice as many food packages as before, since so many people are newly jobless To make matters worse, Palestine is seeing a new surge of COVID-19 cases. Read more here.
Aside from food, many Palestinians suffer from sickness and a lack of quality medicine or insurance. Hilal says, “We started seeking insurance for people who are elderly. The elderly system for senior people here is really absolutely unfair. If someone is above 60 years of age, then he has no rights, whether medical or whatsoever, not even the right to work.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Consider supporting the Shepherd Society’s work in the West Bank and Gaza.
- Pray many will see the Shepherd Society’s care and be drawn to the love of Christ.