Well, I just heard back from Christian Friends of Israel, and while my initial contact with them sounded very promising, “we have not gotten a clear sense that the Lord is opening the door for us to invite you.”
So, now what? Beats me. Bridges for Peace would take me, but the Church wouldn’t fund me as BFP does a lousy job of getting receipts to people for tax write-offs. That would leave me to raise all of my funds on my own, and most people I’ve talked with don’t seem very receptive to supporting me. I’m working on a resume for the ICEJ, but their current openings don’t look to fit me at all.
I’m probably going to have to accept that this is God telling me, “not yet.” However, watching the light at the end of the tunnel vanish isn’t an easy thing to do.
Anyway, I could use a little prayer as to what the next step is, and that this won’t cause me to give up (my natural inclination). I still feel called to Israel, I just don’t know when or where.