Conference Missionary Tina Whitehead returned to Jerusalem from Western PA in time for President Obama's visit. As his visit ended, she sent offered her perspective.
Tina Whitehead has returned to Jerusalem just in time for President Barack Obama's visit.
Every week Sabeel, the Palestinian Christian office where Tina works, sends out a “Wave of Prayer.” They begin the prayer in Jerusalem each Thursday at noon and send it around the world, asking others to join them on Thursday at noon in their respective countries. Tina shares her role with a recent Wave of Prayer.
In a recent [Nov 23] Pittsburgh Post Gazette Op Ed piece, Debby Titlebaum Neuman states, “I don't want to hear all the ignorant responses about occupation, settlements and the mistreatment of the Palestinian people…” Tina Whitehead writes a reply.
Tina writes of a visiting women's group she was working with who met with "Women in Black," Israeli women who have been peacefully demonstrating for 25 years, urging an end to the Occupation. She writes, “As I write this, I read that 75,000 Israeli reservists have been called up and are beginning to get ready for a ground attack on Gaza. Hopefully, sanity will prevail and this will not come about. Don't forget: Gaza is a prison, 1 1/2 million people in a densely populated area with nowhere to go. Israel has one of the most powerful militaries in the world; Gaza has rockets and no military. This is not a war. A war implies 2 sides.”
Tina tells of picking olives, the story of the family who owns the 11 trees, the blessed hospitality of sharing work and food with the family and other volunteers.
How many times have you gone out for a cup of coffee or a coke with a friend? Tina relates the "adventure" of going for a cup of coffee in Ramallah.
Tina has just finished hosting a group from Western Pennsylvania. She says, "No matter how many times I make this trip, each time seems to be more powerful than the last." Her "report back" highlights what the group saw and did.
Since September 2011, Tina Whitehead has been involved in planning the 2nd annual Christ at the Checkpoint conference at Bethelehem Bible College. More than 600 evangelical Christians attended the March 2012 event.
Drawn in to a presentation by the energy emanating from the conference hall, Tina Whitehead writes of a young Palestinian Christian speaking to an international gathering at the Bethlehem Bible College.
Drawn in to a presentation at the Bethlehem Bible Collgege by the energy emanating from the conference hall, Tina writes of the young Palestinian Christian who was speaking.
Last week Tina Whitehead of Oakmont UMC and Jan Ogden of Indiana Grace UMC, both now volunteering in Israel/Palestine, connected for two days with 150 WPA travelers on the Lands of the Bible cruise led by Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton.
Tina Whitehead experienced wonderful hospitality inPalestine from a former University of Pittsburgh law student now practicing in Nablus. He spoke to her Sunday School class at Oakmont UMC last spring.
Tina had a unique experience Sunday as she joined a large family celebrating the release of a blind Palestinian who had been in prison 26 years
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Tina is back in Jerusalem when the world is listening to speeches encouraging or discouraging Palestine’s efforts to be recognized by the UN as a State.
Tina Whitehead is back in Jerusalem and her work at Sabeel. She notes that the people's protests in Egypt will have a significant impact for all of the Middle East.
Western Pennsylvania Conference Missionary Tina Whitehead describes daily life in Palestine and her treatment at a Muslim Hospital.
Tina Whitehead has returned to Palestine to work for peace. She send a brief report of her activities.
Tina Whitehead of Oakmont UMC has returned to Israel/Palestine. This time she's focused on telling the personal stories of those she encounters.