(New York – November 5, 2011) — Thousands of American Christians are expected in Israel in December 2012 to pray for the poor of the world as part of Convoy of Hope’s “Pray For Hope Pilgrimage.” The chair of the organization’s Global Prayer Initiative is Dr Thomas E. Trask, who will be hosted next month in Israel by Haim Gutin, Israel Tourism Commissioner for North and South America, says he is privileged “to establish a global day of prayer for the poor and suffering in Jerusalem in 2012.” Convoy of Hope is one of America’s largest organizations dedicated to assisting the needy throughout the planet.


“The pilgrimage is being coordinated with the Center of Holy Lands Studies and the Israel Ministry of Tourism,” says Gutin, who sees the December 2012 event as the culmination of long months of encouragement and planning. Leaders of the organization will arrive in Israel on December 3, 2011, to coordinate final arrangements for what is expected to be one of the largest-ever movements of Christian travelers to Israel.


Full information on the December 2012 Pray for Hope Pilgrimage is available at www.holylandsstudies.ag.org. For more information on travel to Israel, visit www.goisrael.com.