Eddie Beckford, a Christian Vietnam veteran from New York City and his wife, Lura, a Jewish woman who has lived in Israel for many years, run a Chess Club, 'The King's Men', for the Russian holocaust survivors in Arad, southern Israel.
The centre is also used to serve the Bedouin, Ethiopian Jews and other needy people in Arad - supplying free bibles, books and clothing - and is the only visible Messianic, or Christian, building in the town. As a result, the centre comes under intense opposition from ultra-Orthodox groups, who brand them as 'missionaries' - a very negative label in Israel.
Includes NEWS from 'Bread NEWS International' and music from:
Be'ersheva, (Germany) - 'Intro', (Yeshua's Call);
Fiona J Mackenzie, (Scotland, UK) - 'Alleluia - Halleluia', (Duan Nollaig - A Gaelic Christmas);
Alexandro Celano, (California, USA) - 'I'm Overcome', (I'm Overcome);
Dark Patrick, (UK/Ukraine) - 'Lachan Y Gair', (Fainne Gael an Lae)
Produced by Precious Oil Productions Ltd, for Kingdom Come Trust.