In 1989, Tents of Mercy’s Founding Director, Eitan Shishkoff, had a vision of an oasis filled with tents of provision that would be a place of refuge and healing for Israel’s returning exiles. Six years later, this vision became a reality. It now provides humanitarian services to Israel’s immigrants, and also plants indigenous, Hebrew speaking congregations throughout Israel.
- Founded 1995
- Kiryat Yam, Israel
About the Leadership
Avishalom Teklehaimanot serves as the Senior Leader at Tents of Mercy. Born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, he immigrated to Israel at the age of 17 where he began a spiritual search to understand his identity and purpose in life, which led him eventually to find salvation in Yeshua (Jesus).
His background in social work from Haifa University, uniquely equips him to manage the Humanitarian Aid Centre and Life Centre services that are offered at Tents of Mercy. Avi and his wife, Hannah, have a vision to see a truly diverse yet indigenous community be a light to the surrounding area to bring Yeshua’s compassion and salvation to their people. They have four wonderful children.