Julia Fisher talks to Marwan Beem, an Israeli Arab pastor living in northern Israel. As we heard in part 1, Marwan had a sad childhood – his father was an alcoholic and Marwan suffered as a result. By the age of 17 his life felt hopeless and he was ready to die. It was then a friend told him about Jesus and for the first time in his life, Marwan knew he was loved. That encounter changed his life and he became a pastor. A few years ago, Marwan’s wife felt that God was calling them to go and live in the West Bank amongst the Muslim community. As you are about to hear, Marwan did not think this a good idea.
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.