Who We Are
We are a faith-based ministry that believes in Jesus. Christ as the Lord and only savior of mankind.
Is to bring the love of God to all people, focusing mainly on two groups:
They are a Muslim Arabic people group, living mostly in the Negev desert in southern Israel.
Sudanese children and youth
Their families are refugees who fled to Israel during the 2000s. They identify themselves as Christians.
Where Are We
Barnaba Israel is located in Arad, Israel, in the heart of the Negev Desert.
On the map, you can easily identify the marked place where the Bedouin community lives.
They support more than 150 people.
Take a look at the map below to see where our work is taking place.
How it Started
Around a decade ago, a door opened to establish a kindergarten in an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev.
This began as a project to provide education support for young children, but since 2013, our focus has broadened to include work aimed at helping families. This change of focus was a consequence of building trust with the tribe and getting to know some of the families and their needs personally.
As a result of these strengthening relationships, we then decided that our primary aim should be to help the pillars of the family, the women, who are often neglected and wounded.
The pioneering project amongst them has been to offer Hebrew, Arabic, and English lessons with the assistance of the local government. Our overall aim with these ladies is to offer opportunities to develop their self-worth.