Christians wanted to "atone" for handing over Jews to the Nazis so they built a missionary base in the heart of the Jewish nation.
HOW A FINNISH KIBBUTZ BECAME A CENTER FOR MESSIANIC JEWSThe "one new man" - Hashem yerachem!
...despite their small Jewish population, Finland turned over eight Jewish refugees from Austria to the Nazis in 1942 during a collaboration with Germany. When news broke out about this exchange, the Finnish people felt the need to atone these sins, and they did so right in Israel.
...“The first purpose of Yad HaShmona is to atone for the sins of the Finnish people against the Jewish nation,” said Ayelet Ronen, general secretary of Yad HaShmona.
...Today, the kibbutz became a home for families who believe in Jesus. Its residents are a mixture of Christian Finns and Messianic Jews who continue to preserve the Finnish culture while also upholding the structure of a traditional Israeli kibbutz.
... the process to establish a kibbutz by non-Jewish people was an obstacle because the kibbutz system was dedicated to Jews. A request from Christian Finns to start one of their own in Israel was not a priority for the government.
However, ...Golda Meir, then Prime Minister of Israel...approved of the non-Jewish kibbutz although the reasoning behind her approval remains a mystery.
...Yad HaShmona continues to be unique from other kibbutz today. With the majority of their residents being Believers (Messianic Jews and Christians), they celebrate all Jewish holidays as well as Christmas,....
...The kibbutz has also developed into a center of activity for those who believe in the New Testament.