With the help of Rev. Kristen Brown, Methodist Liaison from the Jerusalem Methodist Office, I am settling in at Hope Secondary School, Beit Jala, Palestine. Please check out their web page at www.hopeschoolbeitjala.com.
I will be serving in the office, my comfort zone, in the kitchen and doing some one on one English enrichment activities. Going on field trips with the students was a lot of fun.
Hope Secondary School is one of the Advance Projects identified by the United Methodist missionaries in the Holy Lands. There are 82 students currently, 22 are boarders. None of these secondary students would be obtaining an education without Hope Secondary School.
God Blessed me with the opportunity to attend the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit at Bethlehem Bible College. I learned from the speakers and Videos. I know this was a gift from God, to equip me as I join the West Michigan Conference United Methodist Women leadership team as social action coordinator.
Through the help of the Quakers, a garden has been completed and was dedicated on November 1, 2014.
It was fun to be part of the celebration, even if the program was in Arabic.
Needs: Material and Spiritual
If any of your churches, UMW units, or families are considering alternative Christmas giving, please consider the extreme need here in the West Bank at Hope Secondary School Beit Jala, Palestine. Donations may be directed through General Board of Global Ministries web site www.umcmission.org the Hope Secondary School Advance Project number is 12018A
Please let others know about this ministry that educates the disadvantaged youth from the West Bank.
Prayers are needed! All of the students need your prayers. I am trying to learn their names this week, I need prayers too. The 22 youth that I now live and eat with, have a special place in my heart and I hope in your prayers.
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