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Rev. Anthony Abma

Return O’ Israel
Peachland, BC, Canada

What is the main focus of your activities today?
Lori uses food and cooking to build bridges for peace and support for the Jewish people. I connect cultures, crosses barriers and bring people together, showcasing Israel through unique culinary experiences, sharing with the world, Israel’s booming Food & Wine industry. 

How long have you been doing that?
Since 2014

What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?

2020: virtually hosted Israeli orthodox Jewish speaker, David Nekrutman, for a group of Christians;  purchased products made in Judea & Samaria; joined by subscription to the new Fellowship with The Land of Israel Network
2019: hosted Israeli orthodox Jewish speaker, Rabbi Pesach Wolicki, for a local group of Christians; purchased products made in Judea & Samaria; led a group of Christians to join a local Orthodox community in their celebration of receiving their Sefer Torah; presented, “”Why Israel Matters”” to a local private group. 
2018: brought a private group of Christians to Israel; purchased products made in Judea & Samaria;
2017: brought a private group of Christians to Israel; purchased products made in Judea & Samaria; attended AIPAC to connect with Jewish organizations. 
2016: hosted an event, “”Why Israel Matters”” with Richard Green, an Orthodox Jewish speaker and Doug Hershey, a Christian speaker; attended a local event put on by Jerusalem U.
2014: Hosted Jewish Israeli Speaker, Hen Mazzig. 

How did you get to where you are today?
by studying the Jewish people with a deep desire to learn from and support them and seeking to create relationships with them.

What is your “testimony”?
After my first visit to Israel in 2014, my life was forever changed. My eyes were fully opened to the biggest miracle of modern humanity, the Jewish people living and thriving in modern Israel…proof of God’s promises to His people. From my biblical perspective, it is my obligation and desire to support Jewish people and to learn from them. Because of the Jews, my faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has been enriched so deeply, that words inadequately express my deep appreciation and gratitude.

What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
I truly believe that God is restoring His Kingdom, especially through Jewish-Christian relations. It is an incredible time to be alive!

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