Recently, a Lancaster journalist stopped by The Nazareth Project office to learn more about our work and mission and to meet Bruce Stauffer, the member of our board who plans to hike the Jesus Trail next spring.
Read the article, “Hiking for Nazareth”.
From Capernaum to Nazareth, the forty mile hike will take place along the Jesus Trail. A geographer by training, Bruce is eager to experience the changing terrain as he ascends from the Sea of Galilee to Nazareth.
Bruce will join other international supporters of Nazareth Hospital EMMS on the hike to raise funds for the chaplaincy department. The 2014 hike marks the Fiftieth anniversary of the hospital chapel building and the goal is to raise $40,000. Support raised will go toward hiring a part-time assistant chaplain and to fund the chaplaincy’s ongoing programs throughout the hospital.
Thank you to all our Riders and Supporters in Dream Ride 2013!
To date, almost $3,500 has been given to support the operations of the Nazareth Project.
See all of this year’s pictures on our Facebook page:
“Having seen the remarkable faith of many men and women in the Holy Land, I choose to support them through prayer and hope.”
In her recent Christianity Today article, Dale Hanson Bourke outlines how her visit to the Nazareth Hospital gives her hope for the future of the Holy Land and changed her mind and heart:
“My mind was changed as a Muslim man in Nazareth directed me to what he called the ‘Christian hospital’ assuring me, ‘They are good people. They help everyone not just Christians.’ I walked the halls of Nazareth hospital and heard patients and their families thank God and Allah for this historically Christian hospital. I learned that people come from miles around not just for physical healing but also for psychiatric therapy that is rarely available to the Arab population of Israel, as well as help with parenting and family problems. A volunteer program called SERVE Nazareth brings Christians from around the world to help comfort patients and pray for them as they receive dialysis or chemotherapy.”
Bourke is a noted author who recently published A Skeptic’s Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Inter-Varsity Press).
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Bourke’s column is one small way that the Nazareth Project is helping to build a network of support in the United States for the Nazareth Hospital, School of Nursing, SERVE Nazareth, and the Nazareth Village.