On Tuesday, I was able to work alongside the Bethlehem Rehabilitation Hospital outreach team, a social worker, a psychologist, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist. We went to the village of Al Ubudieh just outside Bethlehem. One very bright young girl we met, who is permanently confined to her wheelchair, is not able to go to school because of the situation of the house which lies up a steep rough track. Maybe an approach to the local Mayor who, with some luck, might authorise a wheelchair track which would enable her to get to school. The care shown by the professionals in the outreach team was just wonderful to witness. Such gentle kindness in this difficult area is a privilege to see.
Today we received the news that we have been waiting for. Since we decided to start the new charity Abraham’s Children in Crisis in February this year we have worked hard to create an organisation that will benefit those children in the greatest need here in the Holy Land. The Charity Commissioners have now accepted our application and have registered us with the registered charity no. 1159189.