Julia Fisher talks to Jim Schultz, who today is the executive director of a humanitarian aid organisation based in Israel called the Joseph Project. Jim trained as a lawyer in America, but gave it all up because he and his wife believed God was calling them to a different sort of work. A chapter in the Bible, Isaiah 49, given to them on their wedding day and on several occasions after that became a pivotal factor in their prayers and thinking and for 5 years they waited. As we sat in a rather noisy coffee shop in Jerusalem, I asked Jim as what point did they realise God was calling them to Israel.
Our aim is to build bridges… To build bridges of understanding and support, in a spirit of reconciliation, between believers (both Jewish and Arab) in the Holy Land (Israel and the Palestinian Areas) and Christians worldwide.