Andrew and Karen Bush

Rev. Dr. Andrew and Karen Bush have been serving internationally for 30 years in Asia and the Middle East and are long-time partners with Cooper City Church of God. Andrew and Karen serve with the Palestinian Bible Society in the West Bank in the Palestinian Territories north of Jerusalem. There, Andrew and Karen established Living Stones Student Center, a project of the United Bible Society, which serves students at Bir Zeit University and youth in the villages near Ramallah. Andrew says, “In a context of almost constant violence Living Stones has been a refuge for Palestinian university students and young people. Living Stones provides a place where Palestinian youth can enjoy positive social and cultural activities and be welcomed in the love of Jesus. We conduct retreats and summer camps for Muslim youth in which the ethical teachings of Christ are shared. Our goal is to provide hope for their future by teaching skills in reconciliation and positive community building, and to make the gospel of Jesus relevant to them. Living Stones is also a home for Palestinian Christian students as well, a place where they can have bible studies and fellowship in a supportive environment.”