The Good Shepherd is a Palestinian organization located in Bethlehem
Its mission constitutes supporting lots of Christian families residing in the Shepherds’ Field, the city where the angel delivered the good news of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to the shepherds.
Christian professionals of the city depend on the sacred olive tree for a living and on Olive Wood carving for their sustenance; especially in the current poor economic situation in which the region finds itself. Therefore, the Good Shepherd engages all the Christian families in this project, as it considers this profession a heritage of the city of Shepherds’ Field.
Palestinian professionals are going through economic insecurity and vulnerability, taking into account that they now belong to the unfortunately Christian minority living in the Holy Land. That being the case, our mission is to preserve and keep them as solid as an olive wood tree.
Moreover, the Shepherds’ Field City is considered one of the most important Christian cities in the world, being the place where the good tidings of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior, were brought to the shepherds. Ever since, the city has been associated with touristic wooden handicrafts and the city’s inhabitants have been heavily relying on this profession as their main source of income.
With this project, we hope that our message is clear and unequivocal. We work in collaboration with olive wood handicraft professionals towards their sustainability, as we encourage them to sell their hand-made products to various markets. We also assure you that we will be providing the best of prices through our website for those willing to support those Christian families of the Shepherds’ Field City.
We extend our thanks to all of you lending a helping hand!