“Ela* is an Israeli girl that your prayer and support is helping reach with the gospel,” writes staff member, Stephen A. You can tell that her time at the Zula Lodge had an impact on her by what she wrote in the guest book:
Right at the first moment when I arrived at the Zula, I felt at home. Something in me just calmed down. I didn’t know yet how this place would soon become a real home for me. This is the first place I felt like this after six months of travels, and this is not just because the Zula facilities are so amazing. It is because of the special family that you are. Thanks for not only opening your house to me and including me in all your daily routines, but more than that, for opening your hearts and really letting me feel that I belong in the most natural and generous way. These days with you were a unique opportunity to learn and get to know a different way to live life in this world. . . . Thanks for making me ask questions and having the patience to answer them too. You are, without a doubt, a big and meaningful part of my trip around the world, and of my life journey.
Stephen continues, “It was such an amazing opportunity for us to talk with Ela* more about the Gospel in Isaiah 53 and live out our faith before her eyes.”