Christmas greetings from Bethlehem! We trust that your holiday season was and continues to be filled with joy, love and peace. It is during this time of year that we are especially reminded of the gift of your partnership with us here at Bethlehem Bible College. We want to thank you for your contribution to our ongoing ministry.

This past month has been full of festivities and celebrations as Christmas drew near. Bethlehem Bible College has been a part of several ministries that have sought to emanate the love of Jesus and embody the true essence of Christmas to those in our community, nation and even beyond our own borders. We are so excited to have these kinds of opportunities, and are thankful to our Lord for His faithfulness through it all. Our blog also features a reflection on what it is like to experience Christmas here in Bethlehem from the perspective of a foreigner. In addition to these Christmas-time stories, we are also celebrating the blessing that Janet Musleh, our College cook and kitchen manager, has been to our BBC community over the past thirty-five years. We are grateful for her years of service and sacrifice, and bless her as she moves into a new stage of life.

Reflecting on all that has transpired and all that is yet to come, we thank you for your continued partnership with us. It is only possible to continue in this kind of work with a Christ-centered commitment to the Gospel while working with one another. Before the year-end, would you consider making a donation to help us prepare future leaders for the Church both here and around the world? Every gift helps!

May God richly bless you and our partnership together!  
Warmly from Bethlehem,

Rev. Dr. Jack Sara

Bethlehem Bible College

Often when I describe where I am living to people back home in the States, I am presumed to be in Israel. Contrary to popular belief, Bethlehem is actually located in Palestine. Just five miles from the Old City in Jerusalem, Bethlehem lies within the bounds of the West Bank, in Palestine.


With eyes filled with tears, and a heart filled with beautiful memories, our cook Janet Musleh, better known as “Em Raja”, meaning “mother of Raja” in Arabic, is retiring and leaving the college after thirty-five years of serving the Lord and the community at BBC.