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about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
    about his power and his mighty wonders. Psalm 78:4
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Baptists in Israel Baptize a Record Number in 2017

Friends of Nazareth congratulates the Association of Baptist Churches (ABC) in Israel. During 2017, ninety-one people made a public confession that Jesus is Lord of their lives and followed through on this decision with baptism in the Jordan River. The same river where John the Baptist (Luke 3:21-22) baptized Jesus. 

This is a record number of baptisms for the ABC. We are thankful that some of those baptized and some of the pastors have roots at Nazareth Baptist School. As FON has said many times, NBS is an incubator for the Gospel. 

Pray that in 2018 that the area Evangelical and Baptist churches will see an even greater number of people proclaim their commitment to Christ.

Candidates for baptism from Shafamer Baptist Church. This church is not far from Nazareth. They were baptized at Yardenet, Jordan River baptism site.

NBS and Local Baptist Church (LBC) Reach out to Bedouins in Need
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10. NBS faculty are expected to equip students to give back (NBS Foundational Value #11). FON is thankful to NBS and LBC for demonstrating God's love and provision to the families in Khan al-Ahmar which is near Ma'ale Adumin and Kfar Adumim Settlements in the West Bank.

The ministry objective...engage students and church members in a mission project that provides care for those in need. The ministry action...provide food and clothing to families in the West Bank that have great needs. 

Feda, a Kindergarten teacher at NBS, led the outreach ministry between NBS and LBC. The mission recipient was a very poor Bedouin village in the West Bank. The school in the village is built from tires filled with dirt and stacked one upon the other. The residents live in tents. Conditions there are primitive and harsh.

Students and church members rallied and donated many items for the outreach ministry. Feda, Mona, a NBS graduate and a member of LBC and Pastor Bishara, a former LBC member and pastor of Yafa Baptist Church, delivered the items into the West Bank village. The gifts filled a van and were greatly appreciated by the villagers. 

Friends of Nazareth is very proud of NBS and LBC.

NBS/LBC representatives spend time with young children in the very poor village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank.
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Click on link to learn more about FON's summer intern program. By working with ServeNazareth, FON has been able to streamline the application process and extend the registration date. College and Gap Year students, this is an excellent opportunity to participate in a global ministry.

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C hristian Singer from Egypt leads special spiritual program for students. Her assistant, Rev. Hisham Kama, is shown sharing with the students.

Bill Haire (left), Jon Duncan (middle) meet with Botrus Mansour to plan the 2019 visit of the Jubalaires, a women's choir from the State of Georgia, USA.

Botrus Mansour shares the NBS story with about 30 women traveling from around the globe for the Baptist Alliance World Prayer event. Patsy Davis led the event.

Global Leadership Summit is hosted by NBS and Nazareth Evangelical College (NEC). 

Jeff Moes, Sr. Pastor, Sunnybrook Church, Sioux City, Iowa, his wife, Beth, and Laura Van Cura, Minister of Creative Arts, along with her husband, Carl, visited Baptist Village. Sunnybrook is sending a large team of college students to serve at the 2018 Potter's Wheel Spiritual Retreat for 6th and 7th grade students. 
About Friends of Nazareth - 
A NEMA Corporation

Friends of Nazareth (NEMA-FON) is a faith-based ministry. We operate with a 100% volunteer staff. Therefore, more than 95% of your gifts go directly for ministry with the Nazareth Baptist School.

NEMA-FON is an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Allowable gifts are tax deductible to US donors. No goods or services are provided in exchange for the gifts other than the joy of giving to a faith-based organization that supports Christian education in the Holy Land. 

Note: FON may use up to 5% of donations for administrative purposes.

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