Julia Fisher talks to Patrick. He was born in Holland into a Jewish family. He has lived in Israel for many years as you will hear, and for most of those years he has been addicted to heroin. When I first met Patrick he looked very ill … he had just arrived at Beit Nitzachon or the House of Victory – a faith based drug rehab centre in Haifa, northern Israel where the director, Eric Benson is a Christian. The philosophy of Beit Nitzachon is very simple – prayer. And it works … because when I saw Patrick recently, just 16 months after coming to Beit Nitzachon I didn’t recognise him. He had transformed from somebody at death’s door, to a man who looked fit, bright and happy.
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.