Every year, with the beginning of Spring, the annual Mother's Day Celebration takes place in Eilabun, northwest of the Sea of Galilee. This is a daylong celebration of women and motherhood through worship, teaching and fellowship. Last year over 900 women gathered to worship Jesus, pray to the Father, and fellowship with other Believers (as well as neighbors from other backgrounds who want to know more about these Christians).
Women from more than two dozen different churches have been coming to this event for years. It is patterned in the tradition of an elaborate Middle Eastern wedding, reminding all of where Christ chose to perform his first miracle and the freedom he brought to everyone. This message is particularly important in a culture where women are too often under-valued and over-controlled. Even in today's modern culture, this is still an issue in typical Arab communities, and this is a wonderful opportunity to teach about the honor and respect we are all called to have for our mothers, wives, and all women.
Each attending woman pays about $30, but this only covers about half of the full cost of the event. Friends and church families in the U.S. partner with the team to cover the rest of this ministry that uplifts the role of the women in a God-honoring and family strengthening way.
Each gift of $30 will make it possible for the CHLF team to welcome another mother or sister to this wonderful day of fellowship and celebration in the name of Christ.