It is hard to believe that our spring semester is already winding to a close. We had one of our final chapel meetings this morning and I gathered the students closely around me and spoke to them of God's nearness and desire for us and practical ways to cultivate a closer relationship with Him. Soon, our students will be out for the summer break and my prayer is that each of them will be kept by the power of God. The political situation remains tense in this land; there is such a need for every generation here to arise in the power and grace that is borne from a closer walk with our Lord. Please keep our students in your prayers.
Our staff has been busy travelling the world. This month, I was privileged to minister in several locations in the US, while my dear wife Madleine led training in Spain for Arab women in Christian leadership. Additionally, Munther Isaac has recently returned from Hong Kong, and Michael Arteen and Grace Zoughbi are currently in the USA, after an earlier trip to Sweden. All over the world, God is moving. We will share more this topic about this next month.
We were surprised to discover that according to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Palestine is the top missions-sending nation per capita in the world! We know that some of these missionaries are BBC students, and we are highlighting a few of their stories in this issue.
In April, we were able to host several world-class ministries here: Ravi Zacharias and Colin Chapman, who gave our leadership an intensive course in understanding Islam. We also continue to host volunteers and visitors from around the world, and share one of their stories in this issue.
Finally, some of you may be aware that we have launched our 240 Club as 240+. To learn more about this, please enjoy the short video that is included in this newsletter. For your friendship and support, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you!
For the light and glory of Christ in Middle East,