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With great thaNks tO liFt! oCtober SAW the NAzAreth truSt AND the DoCtorS’ houSe ProJeCt reCeIVe A thIrD LIft teAM! LIft CoMe froM NortherN IreLAND AND StAND for “LAbour IN fAIth AND truSt”. The team, this time of 15 people, came to serve in two places in Nazareth, four of them at CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) and 11 with us. The Trust project is a continuing one of renovation of the Doctors’ house. Historically this building housed missionary doctors who came to run the hospital's medical services. Now, although not housing missionary doctors, the building provides a home for their spiritual successors, the SERVE Nazareth participants who support and encourage local ministries. The project this time was a very broad one, with a lots of jobs from repaving a pathway, to replacing window screens, to rearranging the drainage and creating a new water supply to the upper floor. In between these things there was painting and pointing enough for everyone, plus

“According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. but each man must be careful how he builds on it.” Corinthians 3:10

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MouNt CArMeL WAS the MeetING PoINt oN the MorNING of SuNDAy 6th NoVeMber for our 2016 CyCLe the GALILee PArtICIPANtS AND ASAf, oNe of our GuIDeS for the Week. After visiting this well known Biblical site and a day touring Acre we headed to Kibbutz Gesher Ha Ziv where we met Uri our other guide and the cyclists were all fitted out with their bikes and some even went for a quick spin to get themselves familiarised with their bike for the week. The evening routine of dinner, briefing and a short worship service was soon established. The following five days saw the cyclists loop the Western Galilee before following the border road and

the dramatic removal of a giant tree stump! The Trust team, from Maze Presbysterian and Portadown Elim Church, was led by Robert Cleland, who organised and led the team. From farmers, to plumbers, to teachers and more, their varied skills were all put to good use, making huge improvements to the appearance and function of the building. It is hard to express the appreciation we have for these teams, as they work so hard, so willingly and so professionally. However, each team member is also a source of blessing through their character and friendship. Their time here in Nazareth may be short, but they each have a lasting impact on those around them. thaNk yOu liFt!

visiting Bar’am before heading down the Naftali mountains into the Jordan Valley. The journey through the Jordan Valley had to be halted due to military manouvres taking place but the familiar sights of Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee were visited. Following the disappointment of the previous day Thursday saw the cyclists head south beyond the Sea of Galilee following the Jordan River to Beit Shan where the Jordan valley meets the Jezreel valley. As usual the final day saw the cyclists end the Bike Ride with a long climb up into Nazareth before descending into the Hospital campus where they were welcomed by the Hospital staff and management. A short thanksgiving service was held in the Hospital Chapel before Hussam Salman, our Capital & Development Director led a short tour of the Paediatric Ward explaining the proposed plans and what the new

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ward will look like so allowing the Bike Riders to visualize the impact their sponsorship will make. Thanks go to the Cyclists, the Support Team and encouragers for their week of commitment and also to the many supporters who sponsored and prayed for the event. Fundraising currently stands at £40k. Our next bike ride is planned for the 22nd - 28th October 2017. if you are interested in participating contact us at Dates and information will be available early in the New year.

Nazareth Trust Winter 2016 Newsletter  
Nazareth Trust Winter 2016 Newsletter