Shevet Achim, Uniting Brothers for Life - Life-saving Heart and Medical Care



In late July John Carter with Ron Lynch and the Madison Baptist Association hosted in Huntsville a special guest, Jonathan Miles, an international leader and founder of the ministry Shevet Achim (

The name Shevet Achim is taken from the Hebrew of Psalm 133, "How good and how pleasant for
brothers to dwell together in unity...For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forevermore."

Shevet is a Christian ministry that helps non-Israeli children (primarily Palestinian and Arab) receive life-saving heart and medical care by Israeli doctors in Israel. It is a ministry seeking to literally bind up the broken hearted, and bring peace to the middle east one heart at a time.

John Carter and his wife Cyndi are from Huntsville, but recently traveled to Israel and see firsthand the work of Shevet. John is a local leader in the house church movement, and was also many years part of leadership at Southside Baptist with pastor Murray Wilton, and prior to that for many years part of leadership at Grace Lutheran with pastor Dick Lessman.

It is very significant with the growing relational bridge between the local Christian and Jewish communities in North Alabama, as well as the strong relationship growing between Greater Huntsville and Jerusalem, that this ministry has emerged with personal and local Huntsville connections through the Carters. SELAH!

Shevet Achim - Uniting Brothers for Life

If you or your congregation would be interested in working with or through the ministry of Shevet Achim, you may contact John or Cyndi Carter locally (256-883-2427 H, 256-503-4446 C, Email), or visit the Shevet web site for more details on mission and compassion opportunities.

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"Healing Arrives Amid Middle East Conflict," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 26, 2007 by Christopher Quinn Behind the bad news coming out of the Middle East, there are brief flashes of hope, and this Georgian has a role in those. Donna Petrel spends part of her year at home near Dalton and the rest of it negotiating tricky passages between Iraq, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. She doesn't travel alone.

"The Iraqi Children that Fell In Love with Israel," Yediot Ahronot, July 20, 2005 by Reuven Weiss and Meir Turgeman  Their death was a question of time, their visit in the land saved their lives — five children from Iraq were successfully operated on in Israel in the framework of a special project — When a child is sick, this is beyond borders.

"A Bridge to Life," The Jerusalem Post. September 26, 2001, by Patricia Golan  Jonathan Miles is an American on a mission who helps bring desperately ill Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip to Israeli hospitals.