Friends of Nazareth                                             Issue No. 17  April 2013
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A Great-Commission ministry partner with Nazareth Baptist School for 
Building the Rising Generations - Glorifying Jesus Christ through Distinctive Education 

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2013 NBS Mission Team
NBS 2013 England Mission Team
Team with residents of the Kononia Nursing Home, Worthy, England

At the invitation of the South East Baptist Association, Brighton, England, Vice Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth Shehadeh, and High School Hebrew teacher, Mr. Aziz Banna, led, during the Spring break, a mission team of twenty 10th and 11th grade NBS students to England. 


While on mission, the students presented a choral special at the worship services of Uckfield Baptist Church and Tonbridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Shehadeh shared the NBS story with the congregations. They visited Cardinal Newman High School in Brighton where they shared and interacted with students. One of the highlights of the mission effort was a visit to the Kononia Nursing Home in Worthy where they sang, spoke and prayed for the residents. They finished their trip with visits to London and Oxford. 

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Update on Camp Fundraising

Nazareth Baptist School - Distinctive Christian Education since 1936


Thank you donors! Due to your generous donations we can report the following: 


  1. 70 scholarships have been donated for the Evangelistic camps for 11-14 year olds (about 250 students) which will be held at the Baptist Village, Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv.
  2. 180 children await sponsors 100% of funds designated for the Evangelistic Summer Camps at Baptist Village go to support this initiative.
Time is approaching for the camps. Would you, your Bible study group or church consider sponsoring one or more children? Ninety percent (90%) of the campers come from non-evangelical families. We are trusting God to provide the 180 remaining  camp sponsors! 


$125 sponsors one child.


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Awareness and Ministry Updates
Nazareth Baptist School and Friends of Nazareth
  • March 15. World Evangelical Alliance General Secretary and CEO, Dr. Geof Tunnicliff, visited NBS and met its leadership team.
  • April 10. Bible contest began at NBS. Thirty-six students participated.
  • April 12-13. FON was featured guest and displayer at the Faith Redefined Women's Conference, Lawrenceburg, TN.
  • April 22-25. Matthew Creamer, Christian artist and former resident of Bethlehem and Hebron where his parents were missionaries, will be leading the annual Spiritual Emphasis Week activities. He is an accomplished Arabic and English writer of Christian music. He currently serves as Worship Pastor at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, Thompsons Station, Tennessee. You can learn more about Matthew at and listen to his music.
  • April 24. 
    Anne Graham Lotz
    daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and his late wife, Ruth Graham, 
    is hosting a Holy Land Tour. She has asked Botrus Mansour, General Director, NBS, to meet with her group and share about the work of NBS and Friends of Nazareth. He will meet the tour group at Nazareth Village. 
    Please be in prayer for this awareness opportunity.


Students Excel in Bible, Music and Math Competitions

Distinquished Students 4 2013
Left to right: Hanna Moalem, Botrus Illimi, Nabil Haick
Hanna Moalem, son of NBS Principal Dr. Ousama Moalem and his wife Dr. Rawya Moalem, placed 1st in the National Bible Contest sponsored by a consortium of churches in Israel. Four hundred seventy students competed for the title. Hanna is in the 10th Grade and is an excellent student. 
Nabil Haick, 6th grader in NBS, placed 2nd in the Pnina Saltzman National Competition for talented piano players held in Kfar Saba on March 17-23. Thirty-eight 
talented players participated in this competition. Nabil is an accomplished student and enjoys the fine arts. In addition to playing the piano, he enjoys drawing and painting.
Botrus Ehab Illimi, 7th grader at NBS, placed 3rd in his age group and advanced to finals in the Math Olympics for Israel. This advancement earned him the privilege of serving on the Reserve Israeli National Math Team that will participate in the World Math Olympics later in the year. 
Congratulations to each of these students, their parents, their teachers and their coaches.


Congratulations - Dr. Salim Mazzawi
 NBS '76 Graduate
 Dr. Salim has developed a Middle Ear Prosthesis device that is being offered for development in the USA.
In Memoriam

Jack Tamir

It was with deep sadness that we learned on March 24, 2013 that Jack Tamir, 9th grader, lost his seven year battle with cancer. The school hosted a heartfelt memorial honoring Jack's life.   


We extend our deepest sympathy to the Tamir family. May God bless this family as they grasp the loss of Jack. 

Louisiana College Choir Visits NBS


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Dr. Fred Guilbert, Professor of Music, Louisiana College, speaking

The Louisiana College Chorale, a select group of singers, representing all divisions of Louisiana College, recently visited NBS and shared a choral concert during chapel. Dr. Fred Guilbert, Professor of Music and shown speaking, serves as the Chorale conductor.


Louisiana College is located in Alexandria-Pineville, LA. It is a private Christian college supported by the Louisiana Baptist Convention.


Botrus shared about the school and the partnership in America with Friends of Nazareth.

Pacific Academy - Canada Makes 6th Visit to NBS


Pacific Academy 2013
Pacific Academy sharing during Chapel
A delegation of 10 students, two teachers and one parent from Pacific Academy (PA), Surrey, British Columbia, near Vancouver, Canada, made their 6th visit to NBS in late March. 
The group shared in chapel with songs and sketches, attended the Local Baptist Church youth meeting, spoke with students in the 7th-8th grade English classes and ministered to the school by painting the corridors over a three day period.

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