Julia Fisher talks to Suzanne & Simon Minchal (Shevet) – Today I’m in Jaffa, visiting the headquarters of Shevet Achim, a Christian organisation that makes it possible for children with serious heart defects who live in Muslim nations surrounding Israel, to come to Israeli hospitals for intricate heart surgery. Suzanne Minchal is a theatre nurse from Sweden using her annual leave to volunteer at Shevet Achim. Her husband, Simon, originally from England, is a pastor in Sweden and he was visiting his wife for a few days. I asked Suzanne why she wanted to give up her precious holiday leave to volunteer in this way.
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.