Happy New Year! With the dawn of the new year upon us, we pray for new beginnings, steadfast fortitude and the blessing of a fruitful year for you all. Here at Bethlehem Bible College, we welcome this new season with hope for our involvement in both our community and beyond.
January has set the tone for the following months, and we are happy to share with you what's been taking place since our last newsletter. Rounding out the Christmas season, the BBC staff visited dialysis patients in the hospital to encourage and support those undergoing treatment. Initiatives relating to this outreach are now formulating for the future as well. Not long after, our students arrived back on campus for spring semester. You'll have to check out the video of their hopes and aspirations for 2017.
In other news of fresh beginnings, our registrar, Ghadeer Khoury is featured in our "Meet One of Us" section. The journey of raising triplets with her husband is a great testament of faithfulness and endurance. Further, as BBC heads into the new year, we take note of important anniversaries that we, as Palestinians, have endured over the years. Take a look at our Holy Land Tales and the hope of Jubilee that we cling to in this new year.
We're proud to work among the people of this land, and value the responsibility given to us by God to continue Kingdom work here and abroad. Take a look at our top six take-aways from 2016 as we continue our journey into 2017.
A great many blessings to you all in this new year. May God bless you, and fortify your faith in the months to come.
Rev. Dr. Jack Sara