And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. (Genesis 1:27)
Two teen members of the Shalva band joined musician Kim Clement on stage during an “Israel Is Forever” concert in Tiberius. Shalva provides services free of charge currently to more than 500 children with special needs from infants to young adults seven days a week. (Photo: Shalva)
As nearly 1,000 Christian Zionists gathered at the base of the Sea of Galilee for the kickoff of an eight-day tour of the holy land, the children of the Jerusalem-based organization, Shalva, which provides services free of charge currently to more than 500 children with special needs from infants to young adults seven days a week, stole the show.
Kim Clement, a musician based in California, who orchestrated the concert was joined onstage by members of a musical band from Shalva. The two teenage singers and musician from the Shalva bandsang a version of Leonard Cohen’s “Breathe your life into me; put your song inside me; cover me with your love,” Dina, who is blind, sung in Hebrew. “Everything within me longs to feel your heartbeat. I’m forever yours.”
Clement has visited Shalva several times in the last year and has championed its cause, becoming a significant supporter of the Israeli nonprofit.The Shalva center“houses special needs children – the most amazing thing that I’ve ever seen,” Clement said. “It changed my heart. We adopted four special needs children. It’s the heart of God.”
The concert, at which the people gathered to declare “Israel Is Forever”, was put on as a kickoff event for an eight-day tour of the Holy Land put together by the Christian satellite channel, God TV. “I welcome you to the homeland of your faith,” Tourism Minister Uzi Landau told the crowd.
Founded by Rory and Wendy Alec who are also leading the tour, God TV is broadcast from Jerusalem and is available worldwide on a multi-satellite platform in 200 nations and 240 million homes. Other notable ministers on the tour include Lou Engle, Faytene Grasseschi, Patricia King, Angus Buchan, Matt Sorger and the band Planet Shakers from Australia.