Blessings from Bethlehem!
We trust that your summer is kicking off to a great start! Ours certainly has! As our academic year has come to a close, we had the honor of commissioning our graduates in a festive graduation ceremony. You'll want to check out the video to catch a glimpse of what the day entailed!
Further, this month is also the month of Ramadan, and Muslim members of our community and around the world have been fasting during this time. Bethlehem takes on a different face during Ramadan, and to see what a foreigner's experience during this period has been, you'll want to check out the article "Feasting and Fasting".
Other developments include the most recent trip to Jordan by the Shepherd Society as they came alongside Iraqi refugees in fellowship and service. We've included a touching video as well as some testimonies from our students that visited families in the refugee camp.
As summer is officially here, we notice the dryness and rising heat. Our video for World Environment Day keeps us keen on pursuing a lifestyle that centers Jesus at the place of reconciling all things back to Him, including Creation. We are blessed and humbled to continue journeying on with you and the Church to be reconciling agents in this world.
A great thank you, and many blessings,
Rev. Dr. Jack Sara