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The beginning

The beginning

Visiting my hometown of Bethlehem after years of being away was a profound experience that rekindled a deep connection to my roots and ignited a passion within me to make a difference. As I strolled through the ancient streets and encountered the vibrant Christian community, I couldn't help but notice the remarkable craftsmanship displayed in the hand-carved olive wood carvings. It was a revelation. These intricately carved pieces not only showcased the rich cultural heritage of the Holy Land but also served as a symbol of hope and resilience for the local Christian population.

The carving of the Olive Wood Tree has been inherited since the time of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It was passed down from father to son for many generations including our family. More than 80% of the Christian community income comes from tourism and the olive wood trade. However, due to the ongoing difficult circumstances and the tremendous decrease in tourism the Christian community has suffered many hardships that led many Christian Families to leave their homes in search of work and safety.

The Christian existence in the Holy Land is decreasing rapidly and nearly ceased to exist. As of today, the total Christian population in the Holy Land is less than 2%. The majority of these Christians make their livelihood from the selling of their religious carvings. 
The decision to sell hand-carved olive wood carvings from Bethlehem was fueled by a desire to empower the Christian community in the Holy Land. I witnessed firsthand the challenges they face, including economic hardships, political instability, and dwindling opportunities. By showcasing their beautiful creations to a global audience, I hope to provide a sustainable source of income that can help alleviate these hardships. Moreover, I firmly believe that supporting these artisans not only preserves their traditional craft but also serves as a beacon of hope for future generations, fostering a sense of pride and identity in their cultural heritage.

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” – Hebrews 6:10