Elias Nawawieh

Elias Nawawieh joined The Isaac Ishmael Initiative in 2018. He co-leads our Holy Land tours and is the leader our refugee work in Jordan and beyond. Elias grew up in a Palestinian Christian home in Bethlehem, where he lived until 2016.

He is trained as a photo journalist and has been part of the organization Musalaha’s reconciliation program between Israeli and Palestinian youth. Elias and his wife Katie and their son George reside in Montana.

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In this time of uncertainty, we wish our friends around the world safety and good health.

We are grateful for all of you who support The Isaac Ishmael Initiative in a variety of ways. May God be gracious to you in this Time of Corona.

Our work in Jordan, Iraq, Israel and the West Bank is paused out of caution for everyone involved. Please pray for refugees and other displaced people in the Middle East who are affected in dramatic ways by the virus.

For those who are registered for our Holy Land trip from October 23 – November 1, we will make a decision by July 1 if the trip will happen or not. If postponed, you will have the choice of a full refund or to hold a place for the 2021 tour.