This is the dividing wall between Israel and the West Bank/Palestine. On the West Bank side of it lies Ramallah, the city which Chrissie's family helped establish in the early 1500’s as a Christian village. There are nearly 20,000 Palestinians who have American Passports and have returned to Ramallah to live. Ramallah has approximately 57,000 residents and is surrounded by many smaller towns that use it as a their primary source for commerce and governmental issues. Although many Americans are afraid to visit Ramallah, we have found that God loves this city and all her inhabitants. 

Because of the wall that divides us, Palestinian women cannot attend events in Jerusalem, therefore we also have a thriving ministry in Ramallah. One of the areas we are focusing on is providing leadership training to women so that they will be able to minister to others in the future. We are also eagerly anticipating a new Cup of Joy coffee shop in 2020 near Bir Zeit University which will allow us to minister to the college students and staff!

                                     Ramallah from rooftop                                                                           Bringing the Easter message to those in institutions

                   Thanksgiving in Ramallah with help from a mission team from Houston, TX                               Giving the Good News to the elderly