HCEF could not possibly function without the crucial work of volunteers who firmly believe in HCEF’s mission to “seek to replace despair with hope, fear with security, and humiliation with human dignity”. This year, HCEF will honor two volunteers who have gone beyond all expectations through their development of HCEF programs. Each has aided greatly in HCEF’s efforts to increase support of the Christians of the Holy Land by fostering connections between believers around the globe. Through their more than full-time devotion to promoting HCEF’s mission and programs, they have created new possibilities for hope in the Holy Land.
The Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814.
The 2006 Awardees are:
HCEF President’s Award, presented to individuals:
- Ms. Gail Freeman, Volunteer, Coordinator of HCEF’s Christian Pilgrimage Program
- Ms. Freeman’s extensive commitment of her time, skills, and resources in service to the Christians of the Holy Land has been an invaluable boost to the work of HCEF, especially in the development of the Living Stones Pilgrimage program. She has volunteered full-time in the DC area as well as traveling frequently as the leader of Living Stones Pilgrimages.
- Ms. Nancy Hemminger, Volunteer, Co-Chair of HCSN Cincinnati, Coordinator of Children’s Peace Project.
- As co-chair of the HCSN in Cincinnati, Ms. Hemminger has provided diligent and effective leadership to the volunteers and programs of that Committee, all while sacrificing of her own time. Moreover, her efforts have gone well beyond this role, as she has created, managed, and marketed the new Children’s Peace Project.
For more information on the Awards Banquet go to the 8th International Conference.