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Bethany School for Girls

$15,225 of $300,000 raised

We are currently $12,000 USD short of reaching our current project goal for Bethany School: help renovate the School perimeter wall to protect their property and Community Members and finish the foundation work for a new building. We have pledged to raise $30,000 towards this goal. Some funds have already been raised and directly sent to the School.  Our goal is to finish fundraising for this project by the end of 2023.  To learn more about Bethany School, visit Projects (https://towardsjerusalem.org/projects/bethany-school-for-girls/). 

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

Steps for Christianity has been postponed to 2021 due to current circumstances in Europe regarding covid-19. The fund-raising continues as the help is needed more than ever!
WHY?
WHY?
Christians are forced to leave the Holy Land. This will create an enormous imbalance, which will have a global effect regardless of faith. This development must be reversed.
WHAT?
WHAT?
Through a one-man's 8.000+ km walk, during nine months from Sweden to Jerusalem, this project will help highlight the situation for Christians in the Holy Land.
HOW?
HOW?
This is a huge fundraising project; we aim at one dollar per step! These funds will help Christians remain and prosper in the Holy Land. We need your help to reach this goal!
WHEN?
WHEN?
We are already on the go! The fundraising is underway, and the walking will start August 3rd 2021 from Lund in Sweden. The plan is to reach Jerusalem late April 2022.
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Announcement

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