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Gary & April in Jerusalem

Our Lead Pastor, Gary, and his wife, April, are away on sabbatical. During July, they are in Jerusalem taking a class and exploring Israel as they have time. Their class at Hebrew University is titled, Conflict Resolution: Using the Israeli/ Palestinian Conflict as a Case Study.

As you may already know, there has been a recent escalation of tension between Hamas (radical Palestinian group in control of the Gaza Strip) and Israel.

Pastor Gary has communicated that while it's somewhat strange to be there during such activity, they are feeling safe, have good support from the people around them, and are trusting the Lord. 

We'll provide updates here as we can. In the meantime, Gary encourages us to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem (and Gaza and Rwanda and Ukraine, Chula Vista and . . .)"