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"Trees have roots, which symbolize the past, the grandparents. The tree trunk stands for the present while its foliage and fruit represent the future, your children." KKL-JNF's Michael Ben Abu said to a group of lovers of Israel from Northern New Mexico who planted trees at KKL-JNF's Lavi Tree Planting Center.
"Your being here today is more than a statement of support, it is more than an expression of your love for Israel. By being here, you're actually fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah, who said, '…and foreigners will tend your farms and vineyards' (Isaiah 61:5). When you plant that tree in the ground, you're planting your roots in the land of Israel." Dr. RJ Gosselin, CEO of Catalyst Group International and director of The New Land of Promise Foundation, was speaking on Sunday, June 9, to a group of about 50 people from Northern New Mexico at KKL-JNF's Lavi Forest Tree Planting Center. The group, devout Christians who are very committed to Israel and the Jewish people, was on a ten-day visit to the country, and planting trees was one of their first priorities.
The Land of Promise Foundation (LOP) is a charitable organization with a mission to educate, advance and promote the preservation and protection of the land, culture and people of Israel in partnership with the Christian Community worldwide. It offers the Christian community an opportunity to benefit the people of Israel through a variety of community-service projects, including tree-planting, providing safe drinking water and developing new communities. This is accomplished thanks to the Foundation's partnership with KKL-JNF.
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