The Nazareth Trust

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Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)

July 2022 Prayer Update

Merciful God,

Thanksgiving points – we give thanks to the Lord for the following blessings in the life and witness of the Nazareth Trust over the past month:

  • The opportunity afforded by the lifting of travel restrictions for the board of trustees to travel to Nazareth for their board meeting and AGM after a long absence due to COVID.
  • The many years of dedicated and productive service as trustees and leadership of Morgan, Norman and Mones who have completed their terms as members of the board and for all the new members who have recently joined the board of trustees.
  • The completion of the renovation and refurbishment of the Doctors House into the impressive and aesthetic Guest House it has become and for the excellent work undertaken by Lina Khoury in getting this accommodation ready for the arrival of the board members.
  • The official opening of the extended and refurbished Dialysis Ward and for the generous donation by Najib Farah’s family in memory of his father the late Revd Canon Shafik Farah.
  • The start of the construction of the extension to the School of Nursing and for the generous donations from the Farah family and other donors which have enabled this project to proceed.
  • The successful completion by various doctors of their specialisms at the Nazareth Hospital and for the excellent reputation the hospital is gaining as a teaching hospital in Israel.
  • The positive support and encouragement provided by Christy and Linda Smith to the Pastoral Care Team on their recent visit and for the good feedback received from staff on the study day on communication and connection held while they were here.
  • The steady flow of visitors returning to the Nazareth Village and corresponding increase in donations towards the new Discovery Centre.
  • The new premises found for the Edinburgh office and for the smooth transition by staff to working in their new office space.

Prayer points – as we give thanks to God for these answers to prayer, please continue to pray for the following issues:

• A smooth transition for Geoffrey as the new chair of the board of trustees and for the new trustees to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the board of the Nazareth Trust.
• God’s wisdom and sustaining grace for the Finance Committee as they continue to respond to the financial challenges of the Nazareth Hospital.
• God’s protection and blessing on all the staff of the various entities of the Nazareth Trust over the summer months and for good and refreshing breaks for all those taking leave over this period.
• God’s peace and protection for all our medical staff in the midst of the current wave of violence and abuse by people visiting the Nazareth Hospital either as patients or those accompanying them.
• The building project to extend the School of Nursing to proceed safely and well and for the staff to be able to enjoy some time off over the summer to be restored and replenished ahead of the new academic year.
• God’s wisdom and grace for Maha and the Nazareth Village staff as they undertake planned maintenance over the summer, and plan and organise their staffing and volunteer complement ahead of the busy autumn season.
• The right person to be selected as SERVE Director to replace Christine.
• Two Pastoral Care interns to join the Pastoral Care Team in September to proceed well.
• The plans for events to celebrate the end of the 160th Anniversary of the Nazareth Hospital to proceed well and for peace and stability to prevail in Israel following the disbanding of the coalition government last month.

In your great name we pray,

Amen

 

With thanks and appreciation for your prayer support for the Nazareth Trust in this time of transition!