Julia Fisher talks to Rita. She is a Messianic Jew who came to Israel from America many years ago now. She and her husband Peter are leaders amongst the Messianic movement and in 2003 Rita felt she should do something to help women who found themselves homeless due to violence or abuse. She set about converting some old buildings on Mount Carmel in northern Israel where there is a Messianic congregation. She could never have imagined then that a short time later she would be caring for scores of Sudanese women and children – refugees from the war that has ravaged that area of africa.
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.