"Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always."
Warm greetings from chilly Bethlehem! As the temperature drops, we are warmed by the awareness of the God's love for us as we enjoy fellowship with Him and our brothers and sisters here at the College. We are also immensely thankful for those from all around the world who partner with us in prayer and support.
The Spring Semester has just begun for the students. Please pray for each one to experience a touch from the Holy Spirit as they study here.
We praise God for the positive time a few of our staff were able to experience at a recent reconciliation conference in Cyprus. We will share more about this exciting event next month. No matter what our beliefs and political leanings are, in Christ we can all be one, with genuine love for others.
In this newsletter, we invite you to "meet Bethlehem" through the eyes of one of our volunteers. You will also learn about an innovative children's ministry, "Mr. Okay" and meet some of BBC's Master's students.
Please continue to pray for the various ministries of the College, including the community ESL classes about to commence and the Shepherd's Society team, which is ministering locally and to Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan.
Finally, we would like special prayer this month for the planning for the upcoming Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in March. If you have not made plans to join us, it is not too late. Our volunteers often remark about how safe they feel in Bethlehem. We'd love to see you here!