Ariel, a modern city located in the region of ancient Samaria, has had an ongoing connection with Maranatha Chapel for over a decade. Pastor Ray Bentley and Ron Nachman (former Mayor of Ariel) developed a unique friendship that has allowed the church to build bridges of understanding, friendship, and faith with the people of this community. Because of this relationship, Maranatha Chapel is an American Friend of Ariel and we include this organization as a part of THE NEHEMIAH FUND.

Through American Friends of Ariel, Maranatha helped build Ariel’s state-ofthe-art Radio Communications Center, and the National Youth Leadership Development Park.The communications center services the community of Ariel as a remote communications hub broadcasting educational content and also informs the residents of specific procedure in the event of a local or national emergency.

Ron Nachman partnered with Maranatha and other American friends, to build the National Youth Leadership Development Park. There, youth participate in a program which incorporates spiritual disciplines with physical challenges—encouraging them to look to the Scriptures for true leadership values. We encourage you to partner with us in support of American Friends of Ariel through the Nehemiah Fund. To donate click on Donate button, select method of payment, then choose Nehemiah Fund.