The Friends of Israel Hesed Project is an adult volunteer service trip to Israel. Based on Genesis 12:3, this unique trip is a wonderful opportunity for Christians to bless the people of Israel with "Hesed" (Hebrew for "loving-kindness").
In order to help us ascertain whether or not God might want you to join us on this year's trip, please fill out the following application.
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Your Contact Information
First Name: *
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Last Name: *
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Phone Number: *
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Street Address: *
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City, State/Province, Zip *
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Citizenship *
If you are selected as a team member, do you give permission for FOI to share your contact information (address, email) with other team members? *
Personal Information
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The Hesed Project is a volunteer service trip to Israel for Christian adults 18 years of age and above. *
If you are under the age of 21, has your parent or guardian given you permission to participate in the Hesed Project (pending application acceptance)? *
Name of School (if attending)
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Grade or Year in School
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Do you have a criminal record (other than traffic violations)? *
If yes, please explain.
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How did you find out about the Hesed Project? *
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Passport
Do you already have a passport in your possession that is valid for at least six months after our return date? *
Health
Due to the physical challenges of this trip we are unable to accept team members who are physically or mentally disabled or handicapped.
Are you willing to work hard doing manual labor with no pay? *
Are you able to hike 4 to 5 miles a day, up and down steep hills? *
If you have any special health needs that we should be aware of, please explain what those are. Be specific, and include allergies. *
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Please list any medications you are currently taking, and for what purpose. *
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Note: All approved applicants will be required to submit a copy of the Medical Reference Form (supplied by The Friends of Israel) and filled out by their primary care physician. Medical Reference Forms will not be accepted if completed by a walk-in clinic (e.g., CVS Minute Clinic), nurse practitioner or physician assistant. I understand if I get approved I will need to submit a copy of the Medical Reference Form. *
Declaration of Health – I have been advised that the Hesed trip may call at times for rigorous exertion with physical effort and staying in basic accommodations. I declare that I am in good physical condition and mental health, capable of participating in the trip, and I will obtain the confirmation of my physician for these purposes. Should it become necessary, this document shall constitute a release of my medical examination records to the appropriate medical personnel in Israel. *
Health Insurance – I understand that The Friends of Israel will purchase accident and health insurance and repatriation coverage for the duration of my Hesed Project trip. I will be given an explanation of the benefits and I will read it. I fully understand and agree that I am personally responsible for any medical bills (including doctors’ visits, hospitalization, accidents and medicine) incurred while I am on the Hesed Project trip that is not covered by the health insurance. If I determine the coverage is not sufficient for my needs, I will purchase, at my expense, additional accident and health insurance coverage. *
Spiritual Life
This trip is designed for Christian adults. Please submit a brief testimony (but more than just a couple of sentences) of how you came to know the Lord. Your testimony should include a clear explanation of the gospel so that someone else, if reading your testimony, would know how they, too, could come to know the Lord: *
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Please write a paragraph indicating why you are interested in this trip: *
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Home Church Name: *
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Denomination or Affiliation: *
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Church Address: *
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City, State/Province, Zip: *
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Church Website Address *
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Are you a member? *
I have read The Friends of Israel Doctrinal Statement. https://www.foi.org/vision/statement-of-faith/ *
I am in complete agreement with The Friends of Israel Doctrinal Statement. *
If you are not in complete agreement, please explain: *
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Pastor or Ministry Leader’s name: After you fill out your completed application, please ask your pastor or ministry leader to go to https://goo.gl/forms/oyPsJYOoJlROD1Yq2 to fill out his recommendation of your participation in this year’s Hesed Project.
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Have you ever been on a Hesed Project before, or any other ministry trip, or been actively involved in ministry? *
If yes, please explain:
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As a Hesed Project team member seeking to preserve team unity, would you be willing to “Do all things without grumbling or disputing” (Phil. 2:14)? *
Skills
Do you have singing abilities sufficient to carry a tune? *
Tell us of any instruments you may play:
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Please tell us of any practical or technical skills and/or experience you have (e.g., mechanical, carpentry, painting, construction, maintenance, cleaning, etc.): *
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Please check the following practical skills that you are able and willing to perform: *
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If you have preferences from the above list of tasks, please list them here:
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Final Instructions
I am willing to submit to the rules set forth by The Friends of Israel hosts, Israeli tour hosts, and any other governing authority while on the Hesed Project. *
Partaking of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illegal drugs, or abuse of prescription drugs will not be permitted on the Hesed Project. I agree to these restrictions. *
I agree that if I travel apart from the Hesed Project team I will be responsible for my own safety, traveling arrangements, expenses, and communication with The Friends of Israel hosts. *
Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability – Having been informed of the inherent risks in the Hesed Project trip, I declare that I assume all risks involved in my participation in the Hesed Project trip and waive all claims of responsibility in The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc. for any losses or damages except as may be caused by its gross negligence or willful misconduct. I agree to hold The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc. harmless from any and all claims which may be brought against The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc. on account of misconduct on my part. *
Dismissal – I understand that participants may be immediately dismissed from a Hesed Project trip in Israel for not being completely honest with their answers on this application, behavior unbecoming a Christian, behaviors deemed to be dangerous to persons, property, or security, or violating any part of this agreement. Dismissal from a trip will result in immediate removal from the group and the participant will become solely responsible for any and all expenses incurred thereafter, including, but not limited to lodging, transportation, and meals. All costs and fees paid to Hesed will be forfeited with no refund upon dismissal. *
If you have any questions, or wish to give further explanation of your answers above, you may do so here:
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Thank You
Do not send money with this application. Once your application is reviewed and we receive your pastor or ministry leader's reference form, we will inform you if you have been approved to join the Hesed Project Team. Final approval is contingent upon our receiving your Medical Reference Form filled out by your primary care physician. Once final approval has been granted, you will be asked to send a $400.00 deposit to The Friends of Israel to reserve your place on the Hesed Project team. This deposit will be applied to your total cost of the trip. However, once airline tickets have been acquired, if you cancel your participation in the Hesed Project your deposit will be forfeited and will not be returned.

Thank you for your cooperation. God bless you as you seek His will.

Bruce Scott, Director of Program Ministries

The Hesed Project, a ministry of The Friends of Israel, reserves the right to accept or not to accept any applicant as a member of a Hesed Project. Hesed may also cancel an applicant’s acceptance for reasons it deems appropriate.
By clicking the SUBMIT button, I hereby certify that the statements and answers I am providing in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and that I understand that statements or information furnished in this application are subject to verification.
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