Today, there are approximately 150,000 Christians living in the Holy Land. Due to severe political and economic hardships, an estimated 500 Christian families leave the Holy Land each year. This steady emigration suggests that one day the Christian community and the Christian church may cease to exist in this part of the world. As the Christian population struggles to survive in a volatile political environment of ethnic distrust, the FFHL uses every available resource to help the poor and unemployed meet their human needs.
HOW PROGRAMS HELP
With so many forces coming together against the Christians in the Holy Land, they need our help in so many ways. The fourteen programs that the FFHL has established for their benefit help give them the support they need to stay there and maintain the Christian community around each of the Holy Places in the land where Jesus walked. From education, to housing, to employment, to social services, their needs are met and their lives have hope for a better future because of the wonderful work of the Franciscans.
JUMP TO A PROGRAM:
Assisting an elementary student
to remain in school is a huge relief
to parents who struggle to keep up
with the cost of living.
Offers boys a residential facility
to help with school work,
give nutritious meals,
as well as counseling
to help better cope with the situations at home.
Offers educational opportunities
as well as counseling, employment, medical
and financial assistance.