So, you are thinking about sponsoring an olive tree through My Olive Tree, but just can’t decide if this is for you or not? Check out some excellent reasons we share below on the importance of our work in Israel, and the blessing you will experience when you plant a tree in the Holy Land.
My Olive Tree is fulfilling the prophecies of restoration found in Amos 9:11-15 and Isaiah 35:1 by providing an opportunity to sponsor olive groves and vineyards throughout the Negev Desert. We serve as a leading bridge for the Evangelical and Jewish communities to create an environmental, economic and spiritual partnership with the nation of Israel.
My Olive Tree encourages the sponsorship of olive trees in Israel to help boost Israel’s agricultural economy and provide jobs through continued harvests. In 2013 we began focusing our efforts on the Negev Desert and entered into an exclusive partnership with the City of Jerusalem and the Israeli Defense Forces. Through this partnership we are now sponsoring the planting of olive groves on army bases throughout the desert. Our most important project in this area is our Peace Grove, an olive grove planted over a terror tunnel.
Why My Olive Tree?
Unlike other organizations who sponsor tree-planting in Israel, our trees are planted for BOTH reforestation and to produce an olive harvest each year. Our trees are irrigated, and receive ongoing care to become healthy and mature trees that will produce an annual harvest. Our olive trees are designed to produce healthy fruit in specific types of soil, even in the Negev Desert!
My Olive Tree donates a percentage of our profits annually after each harvest to humanitarian aid work in Israel. The tree that you plant will help those in need year after year—that’s why My Olive Tree is the gift that keeps on giving!
The trees you plant through My Olive Tree help families throughout the nation of Israel:
- Your tree will benefit farmers, moshavs, kibbutzim, nurseries, and irrigation companies!
- Your tree will have a positive effect on the economy, the environment, and the spirit of Israel.
- Your investment will create jobs, produce oxygen, provide food, and increase rainfall!
- Your tree will help fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy and make the desert blossom and rejoice!
In 2013 My Olive Tree also began planting mature olive trees in The King’s Valley in Jerusalem. CLICK HERE to learn more about this historic initiative to prepare the land for the return of our Messiah!
Our efforts have also extended into planting Grapevines in the Negev Desert. We are now seeing the desert blossom with olive groves AND vineyards… with new wine. Our My Olive Tree vineyard is a significant part of the fulfillment of prophecies found in Amos 9:11-15 and Isaiah 35:1.
Among other things, My Olive Tree is an environmental and agricultural blessing. The Turkish Ottoman Empire ruled the entire Middle East region from 1516 to 1917. During this 400-year period the land was widely neglected. The ancient villages with irrigation systems had all but disappeared. It is believed that when the few people who remained could not pay the tax, the trees were cut down to fuel the cargo-carrying steam engines.
Mark Twain, who visited what was called Palestine in 1867, described Israel as a “…desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We never saw a human being on the whole route … There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”
Israel has since become an international leader in developing agricultural technologies that turn nutrient-rich, but water-deficient soil, into arable farmland. My Olive Tree is part of this agricultural revolution, planting olive groves and vineyards—reclaiming the desert! We employ state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our olive trees and grapevines receive adequate water and nutrition, no matter where they are planted.
Through great concerted efforts we are beginning to see Israel restored. At My Olive Tree, this is happening one olive tree at a time.
“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose…”—Isaiah 35:1
Now that you’ve had a chance to peruse some of our favorite reasons for sponsoring an olive tree, we hope you will MORE than consider partnering with us in this unique way by making a difference in lives of many Israeli citizens—reaching out to those who are in desperate need of love and support that so many of us take for granted.