HOW JH ISRAEL BEGAN
In 1997, Bruce and Heather Johnston met Ron Nachman, Mayor of the City of Ariel, capital of Samaria, located near the ancient city of Joshua in Israel. Beginning with a cultural exchange where the youth of Ariel began attending JH Ranch’s leadership program in the United States, this key friendship developed into a creative partnership with a view to strengthening Israel.
As the exchange program between U.S. teens and Israelis proved fruitful and transformational, Mayor Nachman allotted land within the City of Ariel to develop an experiential outdoor learning facility. As things progressed, a partnership formed between JH Israel and Israel’s Ministry of Education to develop a values-based leadership curriculum that focuses on Israel’s biblical/cultural heritage.
BEHIND OUR WHY
Our mission is to collaborate with Israeli leaders to develop and support innovative educational initiatives via a biblical, values-based educational curriculum to impact Israel’s next generation of leaders.
The vision of JH Israel is to inspire and impact Israel's next generation of leaders to live out their life purpose and biblical identity.
STEP INTO THE STORY
We are inviting you to take the next step of this journey with us. Discover the unique ways that God is moving to impact Israel's next generation of leaders through JH Israel.
Founder and President, Heather Johnston, shares below how to step into the story of JH Israel and embrace His uncommon favor through her latest book and companion study journal: Uncommon Favor: The Intentional Life of a Disciple.