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Pastor Lynne Hammond
Olive Tree Bond
National Director

In the fall of 2010, Olive Tree Bond (OTB) invested in Israel's land and its people in a tangible way. Nearly 1,300 trees were set aside to be sponsored by people like you to ensure Israeli land would stay in Israeli hands.

As of February 2014, all of the trees have been sponsored.

We want to thank all of our sponsors who helped make this possible! Your OTB sponsorship has not only blessed the people you’ve honored with your tree sponsorships, it also blesses people like Gali, the lead Jewish farmer on our Olive Tree Bond field. When Gali was young, Gali’s father was killed by a crash of an Arab airplane coming to attack his kibbutz on the first day of the Six Days War. Today, thanks to Olive Tree Bond sponsors, Gali is taking care of our sponsored trees.

When our OTB grove was harvested for the first time in October 2013, the farmers in Israel said, “There is no doubt that the Olive Tree Bond sponsors pray for this grove.” They went on to explain that:

  • The original three inch saplings have grown to large, 12-foot trees in three years’ time.
  • The total weight of the olives picked at the last harvest was close to three tons and the olive oil yield was about 7,217 pounds of olive oil.
  • The laboratory tests and inspections of the olive oil were extremely good. They showed an acidity of only 0.3 (better than the world’s standard of 0.8 for extra virgin olive oil). These low acidity results ensure that all nutritional components of the olive oil are at very high levels.

Thank you for helping to bless Israel!