The Holy Land is the center of spiritual life and history for both Christians and Jews. That is why we are so excited about the latest Fellowship-hosted church group - from the National Baptist Convention of America - that will be visiting Israel next week:
A ministry leader and retired educator, Eartha Cross of Hammond plans to expand her outreach by taking a mission trip to the Holy Land on May 23-29
She and other leaders from the National Baptist Convention of America will participate in social service projects, hear speakers and visit historical sites during their pilgrimage in Israel. The trip stems from a relationship between the convention and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, she said.
More than 20 leaders were selected from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Kansas, Florida and Illinois. Cross said she is most looking forward to visiting Jerusalem.
“Just to stand there in awe that I am in Jerusalem. Jesus was here. That’s awe-inspiring. You can’t imagine that this ground that I am standing on is where Jesus stood,” Cross said. “You can’t even fathom that this is where He lived. I am looking forward to that. That’s going to be mind-boggling, I am sure..."