old-city2I am a retired Physician Assistant who for the next 3 months (Feb.-Apr. 2009) will be serving with a group of internationals as an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel.  We will be living and working with Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers in the occupied West Bank.  Together we will stand in solidarity against the occupation, and advocate for reconciliation with a just, secure and lasting  peace.

I am truly grateful to my family and the many friends whose love, support, encouragement and prayers have helped shape this decision.  And I especially thank those who generously took on some of my responsibilities so that I could leave to serve in this way.

It is written that ‘there is a time for every purpose under heaven’.  This is my ‘time to speak’.  I invite you to make this journey with me.

Official Disclaimer:  The viewpoints expressed in these entries are wholly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel or the World Council of Churches.


4 Responses to About

  1. Lynn Arnold says:

    You sure picked a crucial time for peacemakers in Palestine and Israel! Not without some personal risk. I’ll pray that God uses your passionate heart, sharp intellect and unassuming manner to be an agent for needed change. Thanks for efforts to share the experience with us. Lynn

  2. carolyn says:

    Your reporting is wonderful. I can visualize your “foraging”, “Walking on well worn stone”, and the enthusiam you derive from the”little” details that many people don’t see.

  3. Jelly says:

    Wow grandma! Your such a perfect human being. You put all of your worries aside to help others, thats the way you have been for ever. You have the strength to do whatever you want and you use your ability to go and do something spectacular! I love you and miss you already. Keep on doing what you do. We are all thinking of you in our dreams and everyday life. I love you TONS!


  4. Cousin Donna says:

    Dear,Dear Cuz – Just ‘catching up” on your journaling … it is so fascinating — many thanks for helping us all better understand this mission you are on … pray for your safety and health …. glad you have the Sodukos !!! Love, Donna

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