Julia Fisher talks to Yoyakim Figueras. Last week we heard how he was born in Israel to a Dutch mother and Spanish father and, along with his four brothers, grew up as an Israeli. After completing his national service in the Israeli army, Yoyakim qualified as a social worker and together with his wife Debbie moved to Beersheva, a city in the Negev desert in the south of Israel, where he worked in a boarding school for disadvantaged children. In this programme, the second of three that feature Yoyakim’s story, we hear about what happened when he moved to Arad and started a congregation there.
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.