Pilgrim Stories: AFEDJ Trustee Donald Crawshaw
May 25, 2023- Posted in Education, Jordan
Listen to Don talk about visits to three schools in Jordan, each “a gift and an inspiration.” He introduces the dedicated teachers and inspiring students he met at each one. Watch to the end to hear from Fa’ed!
Pilgrim Stories: AFEDJ Trustee Matthew Johnson
November 30, 2022- Posted in Jordan, People, Pilgrim Stories
Along with 15 other trustees and staff members, Matthew Johnson, an attorney from Oak Park, Illinois, visited 11 Diocese of Jerusalem schools and hospitals in October. After visiting the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt, Jordan, he recalls the powerful impression his first...
God’s love in vast supply at Holy Land Institute for the Deaf
January 6, 2020- Posted in Disabilities, Education, Jordan, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage
by Randy Heyn-LambPasadena, California Doni and Randy Heyn-Lamb have made a half dozen trips to the eastern Mediterranean over the past 20 years and returned in November and December, 2019, to visit friends and note the changes since their last visit. With introductions from AFEDJ...
Signs of Hope for the World to Come
December 18, 2018- Posted in Education, Jordan, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage, Sermons
The Rev’d Matthew Dayton-WelchNovember 25th, 2018Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church, Newtown SquareThe Feast of Christ the King (John 18: 33-37) Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own,...
The Story is Still Being Written
October 31, 2018- Posted in Disabilities, Jordan, People, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage
by Barbara Boehm I stood at the top of the tall stairs, off to one side, looking down as the students climbed from the playground and garden up to the dining room. In the press of the crowd, one boy had to work very hard—he...
This Beautiful Work Transforms Lives
October 29, 2018- Posted in Disabilities, Jerusalem, Jordan, People, Pilgrim Stories, Pilgrimage
by Lisa Sams As a relatively new member of the AFEDJ Board, the October Board trip to Jordan, Palestine, and Israel was the first time I had seen many of the schools, hospitals and centers for the disabled run by the Episcopal Church in the...