During Advent, we celebrate the Light who came into this world. Nazareth Hospital and School of Nursing, Arab Christian institutions, are ministries that bring light and healing in a context of struggle. One month ago, we gathered near Lancaster, PA. to celebrate 25 years of the Nazareth Project, Inc. (NPI). I am grateful for your interest and support.
During 2016, the Nazareth Project successfully processed a $500,000 grant, via the USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program (ASHA), to support an upgraded Pediatrics department. In 2015 the first Nazareth Hospital Cardiac Catheterizations were performed using equipment funded through our efforts.
In 2017 a new grant application will seek support for a mobile clinic for outreach to Palestinian patients in the West Bank, with peacebuilding training for medical staff.
Facilitating major grants for Hospital development is the core of what NPI does, but there is more:
- medical exchange visits for U.S. experts and Nazareth Hospital staff
- medical and peacebuilding work in the West Bank
- specialization training for Palestinian doctors
- a campaign to raise medical relief funds for Gaza hospitals
- support for the chaplaincy department, and scholarships for the nursing school
By giving to the Nazareth Project, you have been part of this work. Thank you for your commitment to the Nazareth Hospital and for helping to keep it a dynamic presence in Israel and Palestine!
I invite you to make NPI a central part of your giving again this season.
Grace and peace,
J. Robert Herr, President