(JNS.org) Close to 1,000 Christians gathered on the shores of
the Sea of Galilee on Aug. 26 for a concert headlined by popular Christian
musician Kim Clement, as part of an eight-day tour of the Holy Land organized
by the Christian satellite channel, God
“I welcome you to the homeland of your faith,” Israel Tourism Minister Uzi Landau told the audience, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Born in South Africa in 1956, Clement has been using music to inspire and spread his Christian beliefs for more than 30 years.
Clement’s performance, called “Israel is Forever,” recounted the history of the restoration of Israel. Clement was joined during his performance by children from Shalva, an Israeli organization that helps children with special needs. The children performed alongside Clement, singing a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Clement has become a strong supporter of Shalva, and has visited the organization several times in the past couple of years. The Shalva center “houses special needs children—the most amazing thing that I’ve ever seen,” Clement told the Jerusalem Post. “It changed my heart. We adopted four special needs children. It’s the heart of God.”
God TV is a Christian television channel, founded in 1995 by Rory and Wendy Alec, that broadcasts globally from Jerusalem.