Handcrafted Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Gifts

Add Sat, Sep 25 - Sun, Sep 26

Please stop by the tables of religious wares (Nativity set, rosaries, statues, crucifixes, charms, etc.) after all the Masses the weekend of Sep 25/26.

Ayman Khair is representing about 180 Christian families from Bethlehem.These families have been dependent upon sales of their hand carved religiousarticles to tourists of the Holy Land. Due to the conflict in the Middle East andthe Pandemic, tourism has been stopped completely since March 2, 2020.

It is very important to support them at this critical time, since they have noincome and there is no government to take care of them and help them. In orderto survive, they have turned to Christian communities in the United State topurchase their articles.

These hand carved religious articles are beyond description. Carved from woodof the sacred Olive tree, this workmanship has been traditional for these familiesfor hundreds of years. It is hoped that through the efforts of Mr. Khair, thesefamilies who have little income and are able to stay living and survive in theHoly Land. Sadly enough, the Christian population dropped from 22% to lessthan 2% in the last 20 years. Thank you in advance for your support.

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