Our Mission is to help Christians in Bethlehem
Issa is a Christian living on the outskirts of Bethlehem and has been carving crosses and religious items his whole life to support his wife and three children. Twenty years ago my mother met Issa on a visit to Bethlehem and began importing his olive wood handicrafts. With the decline in Bethlehem tourism, Issa and other Christian Artisans are struggling. Our aim is to support them by providing a market for olive wood crosses direct to Christians in America.
The Olivewood Cross
Comfort Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. The Comfort Cross is designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children’s fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.
This review is simply the hardest to write. I don’t think that any words I can say would do the Comfort Cross true justice.
When I received my Comfort Cross, I was simply amazed at it. The wood feels so smooth and cool in the hand. It fits just perfectly in the palm of my hand.
I have gotten into the habit of keeping it next to me as I sit at my computer. I have realized that I just unconsciously have started to pick it up and hold it in my hand as I read through web pages. It gives such an immensely peaceful feeling as you hold it.
The great thing is that due to the size and shape, it is very easy to hold on to. One of my sister’s had injured her arm in the beginning of the year to the point that she is still having difficulty holding onto anything. Yet, this was extremely easy for her to hold on to.
This cross is nice to hold onto while praying, reflecting on a situation or just because you feel you need a little peace in your life.
Besides holding a giveaway, I was given a link that will allow my readers to purchase Comfort Crosses at a nice discount. Easter is just a few weeks away and these would be nice in an Easter basket or as a gift to an older family member. Each comfort cross comes in its own red velvet bag with a wonderful gift card.
Order 2 Comfort Crosses for only $12, including shipping. This is definitely worth it.
My Comfort Cross is allowing me to giveaway this wonderful cross to two of my lucky readers.
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edit: This giveaway has been extended due to issues with the form.