Come, Stay, Celebrate! : The Story of the Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel

Come, Stay, Celebrate! : The Story of the Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel

by Judith Galblum Pex

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Make yourself available to God and He will use you in ways you can't imagine! You will be convinced of this as you read the story of John and Judy Pex and their conversions as hippies roaming the world in the 1970s to their immigration to Israel, and how the door opened for them to start a hostel near the Red Sea. In the volatile and highly-charged atmosphere of the Middle East, the Shelter Hostel is a point of reconciliation between believers and non-believers, Jews and non-Jews, Israelis and Arabs, all staying together under one roof. For people from over ninety countries the Shelter has provided a beacon of light and a welcoming home for thirty years, as the Pexes use their gifts of hospitality and evangelism. Enjoy these touching and humorous stories that reveal how the Lord uses ordinary people to participate in His extraordinary work.
Read about the various people groups who have come to the hostel during the past thirty years: backpackers, African pilgrims, Arabs from surrounding areas, Russian immigrants, Chinese and Romanian construction workers, Israel Trail hikers, and Sudanese refugees - told through touching and humorous stories. All the stories give glory to God as the one who calls all men and women to himself and offers transforming love.
A well-known landmark in Eilat on the Red Sea, the Shelter has gone through many transformations, but the focus and goal remain the same: to share God's love by ministering to the body, soul, and spirit of the guests. More than just a hostel, the Shelter is a drop-in and rehab center, youth club, immigrant absorption home, and vibrant community.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150272095
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Judith Galblum Pex was born in Washington, D.C. but has lived with her husband, John, in Eilat, Israel since 1976. They began the Shelter Hostel in 1984. John, from Holland, is the pastor of the Eilat Congregation, a multi-cultural, non-denominational fellowship.

Judith and John are the parents of four grown children and happy grandparents of seven. In her free time, Judith likes to travel, hike and camp in the mountains around Eilat, snorkel in the Red Sea, read, take pictures, and spend time with family and friends. Judith is also the author of Walk the Land: A Journey on Foot through Israel, and A People Tall and Smooth: Stories of Escape from Sudan to Israel.

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