Faculty and staff at Christ Episcopal School in Nazareth, Israel, met with AFEDJ’s John Lent last week. He visited many of the Diocese of Jerusalem institutions supported by American Friends to see the impact of your gifts and learn about new ways we can assist them in their work.
Christ School, founded in 1851 by the Church Mission Society, is an academic K-12 school that prepares its 1,100 students for post-secondary education.
Pictured here: Archdeacon Samuel Barhoum, Head of School; Ola Mazzawi, Head of English department; Raed Shorrosl, Chemistry teacher; Haneya Abu Arab, math teacher and Begruit exam coordinator; John Lent; and Wessam Talhami, Head of Upper School.
“After visiting with leaders from Christ School and seven other hospitals and schools AFEDJ donors support, I return, as always, inspired by the work they do with such competence, optimism and dedication to make a lasting difference in the lives of those they serve. Their energy and hope push back against the many challenges they encounter,” Lent said of his recent trip. “The leaders I spoke to all expressed their gratitude for the support they receive from you, their American Friends.”
During an AFEDJ visit to Christ School last October, we interviewed a ninth-grader named Shams - “sun” in Arabic - who shared her love of meeting people from other countries and her hopes and plans for the future. We invite you to delight in her sunny company for a few minutes.