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While visiting Bethlehem we fell in love with the locally hand-crafted olivewood carvings. Olive trees in Bethlehem are believed to be holy, sometimes refered to as the "Tree of Life". Its from the pruning of these trees that the hand-crafted items are made by local artisans.

In the past, tourism in Bethlehem had been a large part of the economy. Because of Bethlehem's recent political and religious turmoil, it has signifigantly declined. With tourism being such a integral part of the local economy, many are now finding it hard to provide for themselves and their families.

We are honored to support the Bethlehem artisans by partnering to sell these beautiful handcrafted olivewood art, which has provided inspiration to Christians for many years. It's with great pleasure that we bring these magnificant olive-wood works of art here. We're certain they will find a place in your heart as they have in ours.

We are happy to help you with an olivewood fundraiser.  We can help you meet your financial goals for your church or organization and help support the Christian Artisans in Bethlehem as well.  This has proven to be a successful fundraiser for many many churches and organizations. All you need to do is pick a date and provide a table. We will donate a percentage of all sales.

Raising funds is as easy as 1-2-3. (please provide the following)

1. Space to setup the sales booth
2. Tables
3. Advertise  (posters, flyers, church bulletins etc.)

We handle all the setup and tear down involving the product and we staff the sales booth. Please call us with additional questions regarding the process or a list of references.

For more information, please contact us:
Ann and John Miesen
329 North Spring Avenue
Springfield, MN 56087
Phone: 507-723-5126
Visit our online contact form

"Olivewood Imports is one of the most popular booths at the LifeLight Festival.  John and Ann are amazing people to work with and have hearts of gold.  They are passionate about their ministry through their olivewood products.  Their love for the Lord is evident through the relationnships they make with festival attendees, fellow vendors and LifeLight Staff."

Jolene Groen - LifeLight Communications, Inc.

“Olivewood products are so beautiful that they sell themselves. All you have to do is provide a table for John and Ann to set up their display. What a wonderful way to help the Christian Artisans in Bethlehem while benefiting our school with some extra money at the same time!”

C. Heiderscheidt St. Mary Church/School Sleepy Eye, MN

"Olivewood Imports have been a favorite vendor at the Sonshine Music Festival. Their products are unique and meaningful. We get inquiries for Olivewood Imports products throughout the year."

Bob Poe - Sunshine Festival

Olivewood Imports sells the most precious products they receive from the Holy Land. Each piece of art is hand crafted by master artists in Bethlehem. The nature of the wood used and the artists individual methods means no two pieces are ever identical. These make perfect gifts for any occasion or look wonderful in your own home.

Gail Ritter - Emmanuel United Methodist Church - Granger, Iowa

Find Us At These Festivals:

Lifelight Christian Music Festival

Hills Alive Christian Music Festival

Lifest Christian Music Festival






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