November 2022 Prayer Update
We give thanks to the Lord for the following blessings in the life and witness of the Nazareth Trust over the past months:
- The well-attended prayer breakfast with local Arab church leaders to pray for the needs of the Nazareth Hospital and for the encouraging service led by Pastor Nizar Shaheen held for staff in September.
- The inspiring prayer and thanksgiving service held in the chapel on Saturday 22nd October and for the attendance by Trustees, members of the Evangelical Alliance in Israel, representatives from NPI (including Dr Bob Martin), local staff and the executive members and invited guests (including the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally and her husband Eamon).
- The successful completion of the 2022 Nazareth Challenge after the lengthy delay due to COVID, and for the GBP 60K raised by the participants of the Jesus Trail and Cycle Tour for the Pastoral Care Team for which we are most grateful.
- The high number of tour groups and visitors who have visited the Nazareth Village over the past two months and the plans to provide a Christmas program for tourists to Nazareth in December.
- The near completion of the additional floor of the School of Nursing and for the enhancement to the teaching environment that this will provide.
As we give thanks to God for these answers to prayer, please continue to pray for the following issues:
- The various activities planned for the seasons of Advent and Christmas to bring hope and joy to staff and their families and the wider community in this challenging time for the Nazareth Trust and the wider community.
- A reduction in the growing conflict and violence between Israelis and Palestinians and for peace and goodwill to prevail in Nazareth and Bethlehem during the Christmas celebrations.
- The peace of God to be manifest amid the growing turmoil and anxiety in the world this Christmas season, and for God’s will and purpose to be known for the year ahead!
With thanks and appreciation for your prayer support for the Nazareth Trust in this time of transition!