Salt and Light

From our Executive Director, Karen Miller Rauch

Recent events highlight the need for stable Arab-Israeli institutions such as Nazareth Hospital to serve and to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13&14). There is a deep need for people committed to demonstrating God’s Love, Comfort, and Compassion to all who are in need, regardless of labels, people willing to act with true moral courage and compassion.

With excellence and compassion in medical care, 90 years of life-giving nursing education, chaplaincy programs, and community outreach, its 150 years speak to the possibility of co-existence, instead of collapse.

Specialization training for Palestinian doctors, medical outreach to the West Bank, on-campus reconciliation workshops and summer camps for kids all reflect this Hospital’s commitment to practicing reconciliation and demonstrating God’s Love through education, medicine and ministry.

All this is why we continue our commitment to stand with our partners in Nazareth. This is why we continue to ask for your  generous support as we partner with this instrument of God’s Love to the nations.

Will you help make a difference in the lives touched by Nazareth Hospital and School of Nursing?

We need more partners to help sustain our general operating fund.

Will you  pray?

Will you give? 


Thank you! We are so grateful for your help.

Contact us to learn more about our work. We would love to hear from you!

A Prayer for the People of Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank

Mindful of the deep sadness and anger of the people of Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, we take action as we are able. Also, we pray. We join our prayer with the prayers of our colleagues and friends in Nazareth and the West Bank.

Prince of Peace, we call on you. Raise up peacemakers and followers of Your Way, to Your Glory. Bread of Life, Living Water, may those who are hungry receive bread. May those who are thirsty access clean water. Healer, Comforter, Good Shepherd, may those in need of medical attention receive care. May those afflicted and traumatized in mind and spirit receive comfort. Restore their souls. O God, protect the vulnerable from further harm. Your Kingdom come. Your Will be done. In Jesus’ Name.

Jesus Trail Presentations

Eager to learn more about hiking the Jesus Trail?

Bruce Stauffer has shared pictures and stories from his trip in March and you can also learn more about the September fundraising hike.

Hiking from Capernaum

On the Trail from Capernaum

Past Presentations:

  • Saturday, May 31 at 9 AM
    Harvest Room at Landis Homes
  • Sunday, June 1 at 6:30 PM
    Diller Mennonite Church
    345 Creek Rd
    Newville, PA 17241-8718
  • Sunday, June 8 at 9:45 AM
    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    Foundersmith Auditorium
    31 S Duke St
    Lancaster, PA 17602