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Christmas 2012

"Nativity" by Dawn Eggenberger

"Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. ." Luke Chapter 1 : 30 - 32 (NIV)

Welcome from Joseph Main, CEO


warm welcome to the Christmas 2012 edition of The Nazareth Trust Newsletter.

Joseph R. Main Chief Executive

As we approach the end of 2012 and I take some time to reflect upon this, our 150th anniversary year, I do so with a sense of wonder of all the Lord has accomplished through our work in Nazareth, through our friends and through all those who contribute to this remarkable ministry.

In a year of enjoyment and excitement, of renewing old acquaintances and of making new friendships, in a year of looking back and of looking forward, I am reminded of that most beautiful of Psalms - Psalm 100 - and, in particular, of the final verse, which reads in the New International Version: "For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." I have not seen those precious words better fulfilled than in our own Hospital in Nazareth. In this edition of the newsletter you will be able to read all about the various reunion and celebratory events that have taken place across the entire world (quite literally); including Scotland, Jersey, Australia and, of course, the main event in Nazareth itself. There are photographs and reports galore to enjoy - even if you were not able to join us - all starting from page 19. With all the news contained herein, I can't possibly give more than a flavour of all we have to share with you in this edition, but here are some pointers of new and exciting developments that are occuring now and which we hope will be further progressed in 2013. On page 4, you will find news on our Heart to Heart campaign to support the development and opening of our brand new catheterisation unit for the city of Nazareth. On page 5, news of a newly published (and quite stunning) book about our founder, Dr. PK Vartan - and on page 7 our hopes for a new recipe book based upon the Mennonite classic Extending the Table. I encourage all our readers and friends to contact Levette Callander with your ideas! Our School of Nursing continues to grow and is now at full capacity in terms of student numbers. We are therefore looking to extend our facilities to build a simulation unit to support the growing student body - read more from page 8. SERVE Nazareth and our Hospital Chaplaincy Service continue to be extremely active in the Christian life of the Hospital and community - all the current news can be found from page 10. And, of course, there are a number of ways in which you can get involved and help the ministry. Throughout the Newsletter you will find many opportunities to get involved and to give your support. Please, stand with us as we continue to work - in the name of Jesus - to serve all those who may need us. I would like to give my very special thanks to Dawn Eggenberger, the artist who generously gave permission to use her arrestingly beautiful painting of Mary and Jesus on our front cover. A precious and blessed Christmas Season to you and your loved ones. Joseph R. Main


Chief Executive Officer

From the Chair Ian Lyall


elcome to our Christmas edition of the Nazareth Trust Newsletter which celebrates the tireless work of the Trust over the last few months. This year the Charity has launched a new Endowment Fund which will help support the ongoing training of doctors, nureses and students creating a legacy in our anniversary Ian Lyall year. The Endowment Fund, named after our Chair of Trustees founder P K Vartan is being promoted by his great-grandon, John Vartan, who, until his retirement recently, served on our Board of Trustees. As we approach 2013, fundraising and increasing awareness of our work are key aims of the charity and I hope we can count on your support with this. After our 150th anniversary celebrations, we hope to build upon this reunited network of friends and launch an Alumni programme for the School of Nursing. I would urge you to help support this initiative by registering your interest or indeed you may be able to provide details of others who would be keen to become involved. Christmas is a time of joy and on behalf of the Board I extend our Christmas greetings to all our readers and supporters.. I hope you enjoy sharing our news and will continue to join me in prayer and support for all our work at The Nazareth Trust. With God's blessing. Ian Lyall Chair of Trustees

PRAYER BOX We ask you to join us in celebrating this most special time of year. As we celebrate round the table with families and friends, let us remember another family who found shelter in a humble stable.

In this Edition

Welcome from Joseph Main, CEO From the Chair Nazareth Hospital Charity News School of Nursing SERVE Nazareth Seeds of Hope International Friends Nazareth Village Reunions International Friends How You Can Help

2 3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-12 13-16 17-18 19 20-34 35 36-40


Nazareth Hospital EMMS Heart to Heart


local fundraising team in Nazareth has launched a campaign, including a new website, to raise vital funds to build a new catheterisation unit within The Hospital. The 'Heart to Heart' campaign has been organised by local volunteers and is proving a tremendous success. Even students at a local school raised 10,000 ILS (about ÂŁ1,568) by collecting 10ILS, (ÂŁ1.50), from people in their community, one of the poorest in Nazareth. Joseph Main, CEO, The Nazareth Trust, said, "This is the first time in over a decade that a campaign of this nature has been launched at grass roots level within the community and the Representatives from Nazaereth, the local Baptist response has been an church present a donation to the campaign. i n s p i r a t i o n for all those associated with The Hospital."

The campaign website - - provides valuable information on the need for this unit and how this facility will save lives. Visitors to the website also have the opportunity to donate directly. Further local supporters of the campaign have included The Nazareth City Municipality staff, who each made a donation. In late December, the The Hospital Management Team receives a donation Hospital will host from the Nazareth Municipality Employees Committee a gala fundraising whose 900 employees contributed to the Appeal. dinner for Nazarene business people, with the British Ambassador Matthew Gould, already a special guest. In late 2011 the Ministry of Health approved plans to open a new catheterisation unit at the ceremony celebrating the joint working agreement between the three hospitals in Nazareth, ÂŁ3.5.m is required to equip and open the department with the necessary equipment before it can open. For further information on the Heart to Heart Campaign or for our UK supporters to make a donation on which we can claim an additional 25% Gift Aid, please contact Shaun in Head Office at

Knesset Award


he Hospital was honoured to be the first non-Jewish organisation in the history of modern Israel to receive the "Chairman of the Knesset's Award for Quality of Life' earlier this month. Further details and pictures of this historic occasion will be in our next newsletter.


Nazareth Hospital EMMS A Novel Gift for 150 Years


new book on the history of the Nazareth Hospital has been published, written by broadcaster and writer, Malcolm Billings. 'Vartan of Nazareth: Missionary and Medical Pioneer in the nineteenth century Middle East' was published in September and tracks the 150 year history of the Hospital focusing on its founder Dr P K Vartan and uncovering lots of interesting tales and little known facts along the way.

Author, Malcolm Billings.

The book has taken a over a year to research and write, and was first unveiled at the Nazareth Reunion attended by Malcolm Billings and John Vartan, great-grandson of the Hospital's founder, who also helped with the research and publication of the book. A presenter with the BBC, Malcolm has made programmes in Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and Europe and contributes to the Radio 4 programme, 'From Our Own Correspondent’. He has written a number of historical books including 'The History of the English' and 'The Archaeology and History of London'.

New book - Vartan of Nazareth

The book, which is packed with photographs and illustrations, traces the fascinating life of Pacradooni Kaloost Vartan.

At its official launch in London, author Malcolm Billings highlighted Vartan's schooling in Constantinople in the 1840s, and said, "The key to understanding Vartan's character was in the Dr PK Vartan at the clinic discovery of documents in Edinburgh that confirmed where Vartan went to school. The Bebek Seminary was the first Protestant school to open in Constantinople in the early 1840s,and its headmaster, Cyrus Hamlin, was a brilliant teacher whose influence on the young Vartan is clearly seen throughout the Edinburgh medical missionary's life. Hamlin believed in a rounded education that included technical subjects such as metal and woodwork. Later, in Palestine Vartan sometimes had to make his own surgical instruments! Science was also in the curriculum and he watched his teacher treat the ailments of local people in the village. Unlike other schools at the time, Bebek was specifically for the boys of poor Armenian families and lessons were in English. At the beginning of the Crimean War the young Vartan was recruited by the British as an interpreter and his observation of battlefield medicine inspired him to train as a physician and surgeon in Edinburgh." The book, which is priced at ÂŁ25.00, is available to purchase from and copies are also available from Head Office.


Charity News Welcome Aboard


haun Newton has been appointed Head of Resource Development with The Nazareth Trust.

Based in the UK Head Office, Shaun will have responsibility for Donor Development which will include developing communication with supporters, co-ordinating events and also the raising of finances from current supporters, as well as potential supporters and Trust Funds, both in the UK and internationally.

Shaun Newton

Shaun's role is to put the work of the Nazareth Trust on the "MAP", by increasing M Monentary support A Active support P Prayer Support For details on how you can put the work of the Trust on the MAP see the back page.

Wheels of Success


ongratulations and many, many thanks to Ann-Marie Coleman and her fellow cyclists who took part in the Bennachie Bike Ride in support of The Nazareth Trust. A keen cyclist, this is the fifth year that Ann-Marie has organised the 25 mile cycle which took place earlier in the summer in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Fundraising cyclists

A number of enthusiastic cyclists took part in the event, raising ÂŁ200 for the Nazareth Trust, as well as a number of other charities. Starting at the Chapel in Garioch, near Inverurie, the scenic route was set in the backdrop of Bennachie Hill, following forest tracks much of the way.

Ann-Marie, said, "Thankfully, we were lucky with the weather which always makes a difference. " However, Ann-Marie is no stranger to bike rides for she's also taken part in Cycle The Galilee a staggering nine times. She first became involved in 1997 as she explains, "I answered an ad in my church magazine calling for cyclists to take part in Cycle The Gailiee. That title caught my attention and thankfully it started an amazing journey for me that has brought me to Galilee, Israel and the West Bank, opening my eyes and heart to people and situations that had, up to that point, been out with my experience. "I have taken part in the bike ride for Nazareth Hospital nine times now, the most recent being last November when we were privileged to ride into the hospital grounds to begin the year of celebration for the 150th anniversary - a very special occasion. Another milestone for me was the opening of the new operating suite. I had been volunteering with the Al-Shurooq School for blind children and was therefore able to attend the opening celebrations. That was a real privilege and one that I will treasure. "Even though these events were special, nothing will compare with my first bike ride when we cycled to the hospital grounds at the end of the '97 bike ride to be greeted by hospital staff medical director, midwives, maintenance workers, everyone who could be spared‌.and the pipe band! There were hugs and tears and memories, connections and friends made that have stood the test of time"


Charity News Food For Thought


riend and supporter, Levette Callander, is cooking up a novel idea to help fundraising for the Hospital and is looking for help to create a book of recipes and reflections. Based on the idea of an existing book, 'Extending The Table', compiled by women from the Mennonite Community, it features an anthology of recipes, stories and reflections from around the world. Levette plans to replicate this format and is keen to receive recipes and/or personal memories or reflections associated with Nazareth. Recipes cannot be taken from published books but could be local to Nazareth, the Middle East or from your own community. Contributions from friends and family are also welcome along with photographs of the completed recipes. Levette said, "It would be great to receive background information on specific foods such as bread, herbs, olives, and any associated scriptural links as well as details of any Middle Eastern food traditions. "My prayer is that such a book would go beyond the kitchen or the bedside table and become a source of inspiration to those who minister at Nazareth Hospital and those who seek to support this work."

Cooking up a good idea - Levette Callander

Any contributions and photographs should be emailed to


elow Levette shares one of her favourite dishes originating from Scotland.

Cullen Skink Ingredients:

30ml / 2 tbsp olive oil 1kg / 2.5 lbs smoked haddock fillets, cubed 1 large onion Black pepper 1 kg / 2.5 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed 852 ml / 1.5 pts milk 150 ml / 5.3 fl.oz.single cream 30-45 ml / 2-3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped.

Instructions: 1. Heat olive oil in a large pan, add onion and potatoes, stir until evenly coated with oil. Cover pan and cook over low heat for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally until onion has softened. 2. Pour milk into the pan, bring to boil, then lower heat, cover and cook gently until potatoes are almost cooked. 3. Add haddock and cook for another 5 mins / until fish flakes easily. Season soup with black pepper. Stir in cream and sprinkle with parsley.


School of Nursing Congratulations


ifty students recently celebrated passing their Government exam with a Graduation Party.

The School is now working hard to arrange clinical placements for the students insert exploring all areas including the UK and Jordan, as well as Israel. Dr. Amal Khazin, School of Nursing Director said, "We've been asked by the authorities to reduce the teaching programme from three years to two and increased our intake of students to 245 so life at the School will continue to be very busy and vibrant! "However, we have lots of plans going forward and one of the major future projects we are looking at is the establishment of a simulation centre within the school to advance the training of both our medical and nursing staff."

Two students from the School of Nursing

Alumni Programme ork is progressing on compiling an Alumni Programme for the School of Nursing and we are keen for students, present and past, to register for the initiative.


In 2014 the School will celebrate its 90th anniversary so we are keen to launch the Alumni Programme in good time for of this symbolic event. An Alumni Programme is also a great forum for current students to gain career insights and opportunities from professional contacts with links to the Hospital and wider international healthcare sector. If you have an association with the the School or the Hospital or know of someone else who has, please register your details with Sue Westhead at the Head Office by emailing, or telephone: +44 (0) 191 5 20 80 30.

PRAYER BOX Let's give thanks for the students who passed their exams and who will take the lessons they learned in Nazareth to their future nursing careers, whether that is in Israel or internationally. Pray for the success of our Alumni Programme and that we are able to reunite with old friends and learn from new.


School of Nursing A Special Thanks


veryone at the School of Nursing is extremely grateful for the significant support received from 'Embrace Middle East', formerly known as Biblelands. The UK Christian charity has supported the School with a grant of £100,000 in 2012 towards running costs. Embrace The Middle East was established in 1854 and provides health, education and community development programmes in disadvantaged communities especially within Israel-Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. It has supported the School for many decades and we greatly appreciate their support and ongoing commitment to this vital work. Dr. Amal Khazin, Director of the School, said, "We are delighted to receive this ongoing support which enables us to Entrance to the School of Nursing continue serving our students. We are constantly reviewing the course curriculums we offer and expanding these where possible to develop our nursing students. The School has the greatest roll of students ever currently studying and we are always receiving applications from additional students and have great plans for developing this further." The School is also to benefit from a £5,000 grant provided by Medical Missionary News (MMN). The grant will be shared with the Mortuary Appeal and the Chaplaincy Services. MMN is also a UK charity, established by a Group of UK Christian doctors in 1922 who were concerned for their medical colleagues involved in overseas missionary work. In addition, we are appreciative of a £40,000 grant from the Sobell Foundation, which is now it its third year. Spread over four years, £10,000 was allocated each year to provide bursaries. Joseph added, "Both charities provide invaluable support in struggling communities throughout the Middle East and beyond, their continued commitment is appreciated."

School of Nursing Students


SERVE Nazareth A Word from SERVE Nazareth Administration


his summer has been a busy, but productive season at SERVE. We had nine people serving with us this summer including our very first campus couple. If there was a theme for this summer it was “spiritual growth�. Many of our interns came to Nazareth desperate to hear from the Lord and unsure about what their futures held. One by one, each intern heard from the Lord! One intern left Nazareth with a new career trajectory; another felt compelled to surrender her life to full time ministry. So needless to say, the Lord is doing a good thing in Nazareth.

Summer 2012 Cohort

This month we welcomed three new Associates to our campus. Between the three, we have three different continents represented. Also we are excited to be hosting two groups this autumn through our Group SERVE programme. The Group SERVE programme has grown much more this year than we expected. At years end, we will have had 10 groups come and serve in Nazareth and had approximately 100 people serving the Kingdom of God in Nazareth. The SERVE staff celebrated a new addition in August. SERVE administrators Jillian and Matthew Altman gave birth to their first child, Tristyn Eliza.

SERVE Nazareth Intern Programme The 3 month internship has a dual focus: first to grow the Kingdom of God in Nazareth through your service and our second focus is to grow the Kingdom of God within you. Our hope is that interns leave Nazareth not only having made a difference in the community, but also impassioned to serve the Lord with all that they have.

SERVE Nazareth Associate Programme Associate Programme The Associate programme is a flexible 1 - 6 month programme designed to fit into any schedule. Associates are similar to interns with the exception that they will be primarily self guided. This programme is ideal for retirees or married couples.

Group SERVE Group SERVE facilitates Christian groups in coming and serving in Nazareth. Whatever type of ministry project your group wants to do, like building projects, children's camps, prayer walking, or relational ministry, we can help your group come and serve


SERVE Nazareth Alumni Testimonial - Jenni Tolman


or me, SERVE Nazareth has been all about the mountains. We quite literally spent a lot of time on mountains, including Mt. Precipice, Mt. Tabor, Mt. Arbel, and the Mount of Beatitudes; even Nazareth itself is built into the hills. However, SERVE has been somewhat of a spiritual mountaintop experience as well. The song “Mountain” by Steven Curtis Chapman became my SERVE theme song. If you’ve never heard it, some of the lyrics are: My faith is strengthened by all that I see You make it easy for me to believe up on the mountain You bring me up here on this mountain For me to rest and learn and grow I see the truth up on the mountain And I carry it to the world far below So as I go down to the valley Knowing that You will go with me This is my prayer, Lord Help me to remember what You've shown me Up on the mountain I cherish these times up on the mountain But I can leave this place because I know Someday You'll take me home to live forever Up on the mountain

I came to SERVE Nazareth looking for a spiritually-profitable “grand adventure”, among other reasons. With my university studies finally behind me, I wanted to be refreshed and refocussed on God before jumping into the working world. SERVE was not only all that I could have asked for, but more than I knew to ask for. In leaving behind the familiar to fly into the unknown halfway around the world, one learns dependence on God in a whole new way. Though we all came from different places and are likely headed in different directions, for three months, God brought together a very diverse group of people to sharpen one another “as iron sharpens iron” (Prov. 27:17). Time and again, God provided exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. When I was missing my family back in Canada, God gave me a big, boisterous adoptive family in Israel. Serving the body of Christ in Nazareth Village was a privilege and a pleasure. The Bible came alive before my eyes; “I am the Good Shepherd” and “I am the vine” have a whole new meaning for me. Along the way, I laughed a lot, learned a lot, and loved a lot. Though I have left a little piece of my heart in Nazareth, I have come home richer for the experience, with new confidence in myself, and more importantly, confidence in my God. While I still don’t know what the future holds for me, I come down from the SERVE mountain with the unshakeable certainty that the One that made me knows my future, and that is all that matters.


Group SERVE Update


roup SERVE has been a new addition to the SERVE Nazareth programme this year and we have been delighted with how God has developed and blessed people through it. Each group has a placement (or more, depending on size and duration of the group!) where they serve and build relationships with local people. The placements can vary from helping paint a house used for a retreat ministry, to working with staff at the Nazareth Village, to helping with Occupational Therapy in our hospital or with Kids’ camps. It really is as varied as the unique and wonderful people who come here! At the end of each group’s time here, we hold an event (often a barbeque) for the group to invite their new friends and colleagues to share in. It is a great end to their time here and a chance for us to connect and spend time with new people, while celebrating the group’s experiences here. This year was the first year we had a group from Trinity Western University, led by Chelsea Ayers and Emily Gemmell. Their group of six had the gift of connecting with people, and here’s what they said about their time here: Dan “All of my expectations and goals were realized above and beyond what I had expected. Each day God brought new lessons and opportunities for me to learn about a people and culture that is not like my own. My eyes were opened to a new reality in the Bible.” Lindsay “I learned that God is the God of this city, no matter how few or many Christians, no matter what political ties or divides. I have learned that as awful as persecution and being a minority is, it makes these people’s faith so beautiful and admirable. It gave me courage and hope. I also have learned I love Arab culture, language, people and baklava.” Emily “My greatest expectations could not have encompassed what an amazing experience this has been. We gained a lot of respect for Arab culture. It has been a huge blessing to get to know the people in this city. I’ve also learned about the need for unity among Christians of all denominations. I have learned a lot about community from these people, as well as their genuine friendliness.”

Become a part of SERVE Nazareth, with our new scholarship fund! You can now get involved with SERVE Nazareth, from the comfort of your own home! Even if you can’t come and serve with us yourself, you can still join with us by contributing to our new SERVE Nazareth fund. Your donation will enable more people to experience Nazareth and what it is to SERVE with us. It gives them the chance to grow spiritually, experience another culture and develop their ministry potential. We want to make this available to all who we believe they are called to serve with us, giving us the means to award £500 worth of assistance to those candidates who need it. This is a special opportunity for you to be involved. Your help will bless not only an individual, but the town where Jesus lived, and many home communities too. Come and be part of the blessing! It is easy to support us, just click Donate at or text us (for UK only) by sending “SERV49” followed by the donation amount (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10) to 70070 or email



Winter 2012 Greetings! he Lord has blessed us richly in the ministry of the Hospital. He is doing a great work between us as a Chaplaincy Team. All our staff and volunteers work to look after the patients and encourage them, with ministry, prayer and different activities. We also do the same with the medical teams, to spread God’s word and the good news in the Hospital.


We now have 12 volunteers in the Chaplaincy Team, from different places in the Galilee, full of love for the Lord and for others. One of them serves with us full time. We have a new ministry in the Nursing School which began this year, with over 200 students of different religions. The Chaplaincy Team visit and talk with them about the Lord. Of course this brings different reactions but this is an important ministry which can have a dramatic, positive effect in the young people and their future roles in society.

Some of the Chaplaincy volunteers on a visit to Mount Carmel



pecial thanks are extended to J W Laing Charitable Trust for their kind donation of ÂŁ3,000 towards the provision of the Chaplaincy Service. The Trust was established to promote the advancement of religion and further the Gospel of God. In particular, The Trust supports organisations facing challenges in delivering biblical understanding. Our thanks and blessings are extended to their Board of Trustees.



Our Ministry Reunion week!


s we continued the celebrations of the Hospital’s 150th anniversary, we hosted the reunion week from 2nd-7th September. Many guests were welcomed home, who worked here over the years, from many different countries - England, France, Switzerland and the USA to mention a few. They were reunited with the local Arab staff, with many different activities and programmes through the week and we were able to honour them for their support of the Hospital over the years.

Summer Camp!


his year’s summer camp was held from 23rd - 27th July at the Hospital. Over 50 children shared in the camp, participating in the Bible hour, crafts, sports and games.

Rose, Chaplaincy volunteer, led the craft group, making pencil holders.

It was a joyful five days, full of energy and fun, for which we thank God and the volunteer teams for their great work.

The camp began each morning with the Bible hour, full of stories, praise and quizzes!

Our services he School of Nursing ministry continues, with chaplains visiting the students daily, in their morning break. This provides the chance to speak to students and pray with those who request it.


SUPPORTER’S BOX We need your help in order to provide the Chaplaincy Service with adequate and appropriate materials such as tracts and Audibibles to be used in their Ministry. Contact Shaun or Sue at the Head Office if you can help.



New opportunities


haplaincy staff and volunteers recently visited the dialysis patients in the Italian Hospital, for the first time. This is a new opportunity as we had previously only been able to visit at Christmas time. The Mother Superior, and the incharge nurse invited us to come. The patients there were about 10 in number, and the group prayed with them, with Rev Suheil sharing the story of the paralysed man from Mark 2. After this the group sang some worship songs with the staff and patients.

Chaplaincy volunteers visit the Italian Hospital in Nazareth.

A SERVE Nazareth group from Wylie Texas also came recently, some of whom are working with chaplaincy too. They visited the Dialysis and other departments in the Hospital together. A Bible study is also held each Friday for staff and volunteers. The group just finished Philippians and celebrated with a trip to Mount Carmel for fellowship. They plan to continue now with Proverbs.



he Pastoral Care Committee is hoping to introduce Audibibles™ into the Hospital wards.

An Audibible™ is about the size of a mobile phone and is solar powered so no batteries are required, and is capable of storing thousands of hours of audio content in a person's native language. It can quickly find and select a passage of scripture and you can listen to it in private by attaching headphones or by using a built in speaker. It can also store other audio books and the Nazareth Trust is currently looking at presenting audio books covering issues such as Hospital admission procedures, Hospital information, Healthy living and lifestyles as well as presenting a dedicated book on the story of P K Vartan, allowing us to present the Gospel within the context of the founder's motivations.



Our Ministry continued... Thanksgiving Luke 17:11-19 “Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?” Often we find it hard to express our thanksgiving because we have a sinful nature, as Paul says in Romans 1:21. In “Day by Day” by William MacDonald, he writes about thankfulness. One missionary to Brazil said : "There are two tribes that don't use the word thank you when a favour is done for them. They reply, "That is exactly what I wanted" or, "This is useful to me". To deny goodness is a common thing in all cultures. A radio programme helped to find jobs for the unemployed and succeeded in finding work for 2500 people. However, the host of the programme said that only 10 of the 2500 took the time to thank them. Sometimes God allows us to experience denial of our good works, in order to feel the same way He felt all the time during his life on earth. This makes us appreciate the importance of giving thanks. Sometimes we fail to give thanks for the many merciful works done for us such as: counselling and guidance, hospitality and travel. And from this passage about the ten lepers, we are reminded that there are many things to give thanks for, but the thankful hearts are few.

PRAYER BOX Please pray for: Four members of staff who are seriously ill. The Audibible, with information regarding healthy living, the Hospital and Chaplaincy ministry. Christmas blessings on Christian institutions, hospitals and nursing homes. The booklet for patients about faith and healing in Nazareth which is in preparation. Thanks to the Gideons for the gift of New Testaments for distribution. The Chaplaincy Team Volunteers and the Pastoral Care Committee, who work so hard. The ministry at the School of Nursing and for more ministers to help. The family of Rev Suheil Bathish, for guidance and vision, for his son studying in Italy and his daughter at the School of Nursing.


International Friends A New Fund


n May, The Nazareth Project hosted a local reunion in Pennsylvania to mark the occasion of Nazareth Hospital's anniversary and testify to God's faithfulness. Many stories revealed how God has used very different circumstances to bring people to Nazareth. The celebration service marked the start of a new fund in honour of Drs. Robert and Nancy Martin, a permanent fund that will help Nazareth Hospital and Nursing School staff attend the Christian Workers Retreat each year. A project close to Robert and Nancy's hearts, this is central to the holistic healing mission of The Nazareth Project.

Bob and Nancy Martin with former director of nursing, Sheila Wynne, and current director of nursing, Randa Elias, on an outing to the Sea of Galilee during the week of reunion events in September.

The Martins first arrived in Nazareth in the 1960s for a two-year term. Two years turned to three, and over a period of thirty years, they would work in Nazareth for a total of eighteen. Robert served as Nazareth Hospital's general director from 1988-1995, and helped form the vision for our US partnering organisation. Nancy Martin, Ed. D. directed the School of Nursing, leading it from LPN training to an RN diploma programme. More recently, as a member of The Nazareth Trust Board, Nancy has worked with the school in the development of its four-year baccalaureate degree programme. Noting the prominent role of war during the Hospital's century and a half, Dr. Nancy Martin remarked, "At times when things are difficult and we don't see our way ahead we take the next step in faith, and discover His plan in it." It was a privilege to gather to worship with people who had gone to Nazareth to teach, swing hammers, wash hospital linens, sew, play with children, perform surgeries, consult, or pedal bicycles to raise funds - all of it, ultimately, a way to love Jesus by loving and serving people in His Name.

PRAYER BOX Please pray for all our International Friends across the globe who continue to support us. Giving thanks for their ongoing commitment to our work and blessings upon all their endeavours to support Nazareth.


International Friends Building Peace arlier in the year Johaina Talhami and Shauk Atamleh travelled to Harrisonburg, Virginia for a course in peacebuilding. They were chosen for their roles as leaders, as well as their existing foundations for conflict resolution.


Johaina has served as Charge Maternity Nurse since 1999, supervising 30 members of staff. A midwife, she is dedicated to her profession and to the Hospital, and is a member of the Child Safety and Non-Violence Committees. She said, "I took the course for my work. At least that's what I thought in the beginning. But I realised that it won't just help me facing the conflicts in my job. It will also help me in my home, neighbourhood, and hopefully, my country."

Johaina Talhami (left) and Shauk Atamleh (right)

Shauk has served as instructor for maternity nursing at the Nazareth School of Nursing since 1998. Shauk found the course relevant to her work at the nursing school, where the cultural differences can present challenges. She added, "It was nice to meet people from all around the world and to hear their stories and to learn from them." This is the fourth year that The Nazareth Project has sponsored staff from Nazareth to attend the Centre's Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University. This is a reflection of their commitment to the difficult work of reconciliation.

A Torch of Light Leads to Olympic Honour


former volunteer at the Hospital, Katherine Milne, made history this summer when she carried the Olympic Torch through Carrbridge, near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Katherine was nominated by her daughter because of her commitment to helping charities. She said, “My mother is a wonderful, inspirational person who has undertaken 13 trips abroad to much poorer countries to live and help the people”. Katherine lights up the way

Katherine volunteered at the Hospital helping to paint bedrooms for students attending the new School of Nursing, as well as gardening work around the grounds. She also cycled from the Sea of Galilee to the Red Sea raising £2,000 for intensive care equipment for the hospital.


Nazareth Village Nazareth Village


ecently we received a wonderful letter from a visitor.

"I am telling everyone I know about Nazareth Village. This was my favorite place we went to, of all 50 sites in two weeks! You made life in Jesus' day REAL. When we saw the 400-year-old olive tree, our guide explained that the name Nazareth comes from the word NETZER, which means TENDER SHOOT. When he said that, a question I had asked the Lord a good 25 + years ago came to mind and that was -- what did Isaiah mean when he said in chapter 53, "He grew up before him like a TENDER SHOOT and like a root out of dry ground." Like a NETZER from NETZERETH! Isn't it fantastic how God ties all the details together! THANK YOU so much for your humility and faithful re-creation of the ancient village of Nazareth."

Children watch the olive press

We hear sentiments like this from many of our visitors. However, despite growing numbers of tourists all spring, as we went into Autumn we faced a great challenge. The news about the anger against Westerners in Muslim areas because of the anti-Islam film, and with rumours of war concerning Islam tourists had been either cancelling their trips altoghther or had been reluctant to come to an Arab town. So our numbers were dwindling and in September we began to face financial difficulties. In the midst of these challenges, we decided to sit together and pray. Management, staff and volunteers took the time to be with each other and with the Lord, praying specifically for this ministry - that He would sustain and keep it.

Ploughing in Nazareth Village

And His answer? Well, in October and November, we welcomed more visitors per month than we had ever experienced in our entire history! But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15 (NIV)


Nazareth Reunion Nazareth Reunion


riends and supporters from across the world gathered in Nazareth in September to take part in a week of activities in celebration of the Hospital's 150th anniversary. It was a time for remembrance and celebration but most of all a time for many friends and colleagues to come together and reunite for such a special occasion. On the opening day John Vartan, great grandson of founder P K Vartan, hosted a reception in the Chapel Garden at the Hospital prior to a special prayer service. His grandson Dominic, planted an Iris Vartanii flower as a symbol of the anniversary. This lovely light blue flower with its striking yellow stripe was first discovered by the Hospital's founder Dr P K Vartan. Remembering Day, one of the key days of the week, took part in the Hospital with welcoming speeches by Joseph Main, CEO, Dr Bishara Bisharat, Head of the Hospital. Long time friends of the Hospital, Dr Fred Holmes and Dr Runa Mackay, both provided fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable presentations on their many years spent at the hospital. Dr Nakhle Bishara provided a remarkable historical insight into the Hospital before presentations by Anne King Lewis, Merril Kitchen, and Shelagh Wynne. During the day the former Heads of the Hospital who have passed away, Dr Scrimgeour, Dr Bathgate, Dr Tester and Dr Bernath were remembered in special ceremonies including the official opening of a public roundabout dedicated to Dr Hans Bernath. Dedications of this kind rarely occur in Nazareth. Throughout the week there were arranged tours and visits to the School of Nursing, various Hospital departments and Nazareth Village, as well as formal dinners and social events such as barbeques. A specially arranged conference on 'The Health of the Arab Population' was attended by both local and international health professionals. A picnic by the Sea of Galilee rounded off a very, very special week leaving all those who attended with grateful memories. There now follows a selection of photographs from the Nazareth Reunion.

Dr Bishara Bisharat, Head of Nazareth Hospital, with Mrs Odette Tester, the wife of late Dr John Tester, together with her daughter, Genevieve.


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Dr Runa Mackay speaking at Remembering Day.

Nazareth Choir

John Vartan and author, Malcolm Billings, launching a new book on the life of P K Vartan.

Traditional dancing provided by Folklore Team - Yaffa of Nazareth


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John Vartan plants an Iris Vartanii with his daughter and grandsons Dominic and Patrick

Guests on tour

Malcolm Billings provides an insight into Dr Vartan's life as guests visit the site of Dr Vartan's home

Two Nazarines with Dr Bob Martin, former Head of the Hospital, and Dr Shane McKee


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Odette Tester

Dr Bernath and family

Orthodox Scouts play the pipes

Shelagh Wynne, Dr Basil Fahoum, Merrill Kitchen and her daughter, Lisa Mason


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Doctors Paul and Jo Bingham

Mary Thomas, Maisar Ghatas and Runa Mackay

Rhadia Qupty with Ina'am Azzam

Samar Samawi and her husband Rajai


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On tour in the Old City

Rhadia Qupty and Wajiha Shourosh

The Pot Luck Supper

Guests tour Dr P K Vartan's house which is today part of Nazareth police station.


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Annie Pilet-David talking to Peter Turnpenny

Joseph Main CEO delivers a sermon in the chapel translated by Pastor Ibrahim Simann.

Peter Turnpenny, Mary Thomas & Doug Callander

Dr Hans Bernath's sons and daughters with Dr Bisharat at the opening of a roundabout dedicated in Dr Bernath's name. Dr Bernarth carries a book on the life of his father.


Nazareth Reunion Time to Reflect

I still remember the scenes.. By Samar Samawi 150 years celebrations co-ordinator


t has been more than 35 years now since I started observing the Nazareth Hospital as an outsider. I observed and met local and international hospital staff as a patient and as a friend. I still remember the scene in the children's ward and the little girl I saw who got burnt by hot water! I can't forget that scene and seeing the gentle hands that took care of her. I was 6 years old and I was sick myself, staying in the ward suffering from severe dehydration, and here I am after 35 years… I still remember the scene in the ER when I arrived there in August 1986 covered in blood, after I fell down and couldn't move my fingers. I had cut a tendon but in few minutes I was in the operating theatre and with great professionalism, they operated on my hand. Today my hand works better than expected, according to my specialist. I still remember the scene whenever I had the chance to take my mother to have her kidney dialysis. I was touched by the love, compassion, and the welcome the staff gave to their patient for seven years, three times a week. She loved them until the last minute of her life in December 2010! Now I am an insider, a hospital staff member, and what a privilege to be assigned to serve all of those who came to visit their second home and who served us in the past… served my people…. ! After the invitations were sent out to those who served in the Nazareth Hospital and their families the correspondence started, and I was really looking forward to meeting them all in person…. And the date arrived.. Many of the Reunion participants were people I knew or heard about as a Nazarene, but one common thing that I knew about all of them, is that they left their comfort zone, their homes, to practically help improve the health of the people in the Galilee.. because they were called to do so. Lots of people, lots of emotions, lots of wonderful memories, and lots of heart to heart talk.. Scenes that I will never forget.. Here, Dr. Marc Bernath expresses how he shared his father, Dr. Hans Bernath, with everyone, never knew when his father would return home… There, Mrs. Odette Tester, 93 yrs, full of energy and brightness shared her story.. Also, Dr. Runa Mackay is still sharp and with soft loving spirit, the same person who saved my life when I was a child. Highlights of an emotional meeting on stage after 16 years, include Shelagh Wynne, a former Director of Nursing, meeting and hugging her previous Deputy, the current Director of Nursing, Randa Elias, - everybody was emotionally touched. Also Dr. Fred Holmes, with his great sense of humor, and great memories. He made everybody laugh and also place a smile in their hearts... I will never forget the scene of the shop owner's face, when he recognized Dr. Bob Martin in the old Market in Nazareth and also knew who Bushra and Dorrete Bernath were. I will never forget the scene, when the great grandsons of Dr. Kaloost Vartan and Salim Abboud met. And more and more scenes that can never be forgotten... How can I forget these scenes..? It was a memorable experience that I will never forget. I will always remember these scenes, the old and the new ones, and I know that what was started 150 years ago, continues with the current generation with the same values of compassion and love, human dignity, excellence and professionalism and outstanding service….


Nazareth Reunion Children’s Prayers hildren from Slateford Longstone Church and Hetton le Hole Independent Methodist Church wrote prayers to commemorate the anniversary.


“Dear God please look after the children. and the families. Get better soon.”

Thank you doctors

“Dear God please help these sick children that are suffering in hospital. Please try your best and please do it soon.”

“Dear Father, please, please look after and guide the children in the hospital in Nazareth for they are less fortunate that me.”


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“Dear God, please help these children. Thank you for the carers and nurses who are looking after the children. Please keep them safe and make them better.”

“Dear God, please look after the children. Thank you for the nurses and doctors. Bless their mummys and daddys. Make all the children better. Keep them safe.”


Reunions Celebrations in Edinburgh


he School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh was a fitting venue to host a Reunion event in early October.

Once attended by Dr P K Vartan, its surroundings were both grand and atmospheric. Over 100 guests packed into the Anatomy Lecture Theatre and were welcomed by John Vartan, Master of Ceremonies for the event. Following opening worship led by Rev Mike Frew, presentations were delivered by Dr Fred Holmes, Dr Runa Mackay and Mrs Abla Trebble who provided fascinating insights into life at the Hospital. A film brought guests up to date with Hospital activities before Ian Lyall, Chair of the Trustees, outlined the work of the charity. Guests were delighted to welcome Dr Bishara Bisharat, Head of the Nazareth Hospital EMMS, to Edinburgh who was joined by Randa Elias, Director of Nursing Services. Joseph Main, CEO, The Nazareth Trust concluded the day's events before moving on to dinner at the Pollok Halls within the University. Nassim Eid, Head of Maintenance at the Hospital, welcomed guests and led grace before John Vartan read out messages of Good Wishes from absent friends.

Guests gathered at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre

The Anatomy Lecture Theatre



Nassim Eid shares his experiences as a bike rider and saying Grace

Charles and John Vartan

Barbara Ford, Pastor Joseph Omoragbon and Sue Westhead

Shaun Newton, Sue Westhead and Rev Mike Frew


Reunions Celebrations in Jersey nniversary celebrations also extended to the beautiful island of Jersey but this time the occasion was the 40th anniversary of a work group who volunteered to help in Nazareth Hospital.


Organised by the Christian relief charity, Tearfund, two volunteer groups, one of which was led by Jean Le Maistre MBE, made up of 11 people from Jersey and 10 from the UK, left for Nazareth in the summer of 1972. Since then over 100 work groups have travelled from Jersey across the globe to deserving organisations. In celebration of the Nazareth Trip Jean organised a dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the project which was attended by six members of the original group from Jersey. Reflecting on the trip to Nazareth Jean said, "It really opened my eyes to what was a fantastic opportunity to help. The Hospital was the only one in the region that was open 24 hours a day and it was serving a population of 400,000. We came away convinced that there were huge opportunities to explore because at the time overseas aid was not really being done by anyone else." As a result of the trip to Nazareth, Jean was invited to join and help establish the Jersey Overseas Aid Committee. He followed a career in politics and continued to be involved with Christian missionaries working in developing countries, as well as prolifically involved in many other charitable and local organisations. Earlier this year Jean received an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List - an award most richly deserved.

Members of the original working party who visited Nazareth in the 1970s.

Jean's first trip to Israe


Reunions Celebrations in Australia Joining the Edinburgh celebrations on the same day but 10,502 miles away across the globe, more than 100 volunteers gathered in Australia on 6 October to take part in a reunion dinner. Organised by Merrill Kitchen, a former doctor, the event was held in a church in Melbourne. One guest, Tish Bevan, travelled a staggering 3,000km from Perth in Western Australia just to attend! Over 240 Australians have worked or volunteered at the Hospital over the past 35 years as part of nine work parties, although there were also volunteer doctors and nurses. Tim Kitchen began the evening by reading a letter of support from The Nazareth Trust, followed by a film presentation compiled by Samar Samawi. Lisa Kitchen, who was born in Nazareth, spoke about her trip to the Nazareth Reunion. Merrill was fortunate to attend the reunion in Nazareth along with Lisa Kitchen and fellow Australian, Daniel Vuong. Merrill said, "Lisa, who was born in Nazareth, is a high school teacher and was able to explore ways in which an active connection could begin between her rural Australian school and St Joseph's School in Nazareth. Hopefully, this will lead to ongoing student contact between the two schools and possibly a student exchange programme in the future." Following dinner Merrill also gave a presentation on the Mortuary Appeal and an amazing $19,000 has been raised to date by Australian friends and supporters which is a terrific achievement. The evening was closed by Tim Costello, Merrill's brother-in-law, who is the CEO of World Vision Australia, with a prayer for the ongoing ministry of the Nazareth Hospital and The Nazareth Trust.

An English class at St Joseph's School

Merrill Kitchen and Dr Shehadeh Haj catch up at the Nazareth Reunion



Guests gather in Australia

Australian Appeal raises $7,000

Capture The Moment wo DVDs have been specially commissioned to capture highlights of the Hospital's 150th anniversary as well as the work of the Nazareth Trust.


Currently in production, the DVDs are the result of a number of requests from people seeking copies of unique film footage which has been gathered. The DVDs should be available in the New Year. To pre-order the DVD please contact or telephone +44 (0) 191 520 80 30.

Reunion Calendar


commermorative 2013 calendar is being produced to capture the memories of our special Reunions.

A pictorial display of people and celebrations, the calendar provides a practical momentum of our anniversary and other occasions. The calendar is available by contacting

PRAYER BOX Please pray and give thanks to everyone who attended all the Reunions, giving up their time and travelling far to take part. We are grateful for their kindnesses and generosity of spirit.


My Story by Dr Fred Holmes Journey to Nazareth mbarking on a spiritual journey to Nazareth often results in many twists and turns on the way but it took on a completely new meaning for Dr Fred Holmes when he set off from London to Nazareth on the back of a Lambretta motor scooter!


In 1961, at a time when few people travelled the globe, Fred, a medical student at the London Hospital in Whitechapel, and a fellow student, David Barnardo, the great, Dr Fred Holmes great nephew of Thomas John Barnardo, founder of the UK charity, decided to follow in the footsteps of other medics working abroad. Having written to Dr John Tester, who was the Medical Director in Nazareth, the two enthusiastic students were invited to visit Nazareth, as part of a student elective which had just been introduced to the medical curriculum. So determined were Fred and David to embark on this adventure, that the two gave up lunch for a year to pay for the trip! It took the duo over five weeks to travel to Nazareth where they remained for a month, returning to London, saddle sore but enriched by their experiences. In 1964, Fred was invited back to take up the role of a junior doctor to assist the experienced doctors already based there. Fred remained at the Hospital for over a year but was keen to undergo specialist training and so returned to the UK to further his studies. However, the pull of Nazareth continued and in 1969 Fred returned to Nazareth as a General Surgeon and Gynaecologist, where he worked for ten years before returning to the UK to settle in Newcastle. Commenting on the difference the Hospital has made to the community, Fred said, "The Hospital made a big impact on local healthcare, and continues to do so for many reasons. It was the only Hospital providing an emergency service in the area and this was recognised by the Israeli Government. Also, it is the second biggest employer in Nazareth, after the Municipality, which is very important to the area. It runs an excellent nursing training course with 100 nurses enrolled over the three year course. And lastly, the Christian community continues to face many challenges in the Middle East and to be able to continue to provide an active Christian faith based service is important to the wider Christian community." He added"When we were working at the Hospital we felt that after we left it would become a secular Hospital. However, the remaining local staff recognised their responsibility to continue the Christian witness which I think is a thrilling achievement, and it continues to this day.� And as for the Lambretta, Fred assures us that following the 4,404 mile round trip he was quite glad to swap his enthusiasm for two wheels for four wheeled vehicles!


How You Can Help A Lasting Gift eaving a legacy in your will can make a big impact on enabling the ministry and service of the Nazareth Trust to continue in the future.


Donating a gift, no matter the size, can also provide tax benefits which might even reduce the tax payable on the estate by your heirs. But legacy giving brings immeasurable benefits as you know your generosity will lend tremendous support to the continued healthcare and education of benefactors who don't have the luxury of choice. The Nazareth Trust has many on going appeals for support - from the creation of a new mortuary to the training of doctors and nurses, and every penny will be spent on vital services. Legacy giving is a simple process. A solicitor or bank can arrange to draft a legacy as part of your will. There are two types of legacy available - a precuniary legacy is for a specific sum of money and a residuary legacy is for a sum of money to be left to the charity, the residue, after all debts, tax and costs are paid. For further information on legacy giving and to receive a codicil form for inclusion with your will contact or contact + 44 (0) 191 5 20 80 30.

New Fund Launched he Board of Trustees has approved the launch of a new Endowment Fund established by John Vartan, Honorary Vice President of the Nazareth Hospital.


The P K Vartan Endowment Fund will be used to develop and train future doctors and nurses at the Hospital. Further details are available by contacting the Head Office on + 44 (0) 191 5 20 80 30 or e-mailing

Walk With Jesus reparations are underway to launch a unique sponsorship event which will enable participants to walk in the footsteps of Jesus on a six day trail in Galilee.


Approved by the Ministry The Jesus Trail of Tourism, the Jesus Trail will take place in Spring 2014 and is an ideal venture for groups and individuals alike to enjoy the scenery along the Jesus Trail. Joseph Main, CEO said, "The Jesus Trail will be a remarkable experience enabling people to explore the very areas where Jesus ministered. The trail is not difficult and is easily manageable by anyone who enjoys a weekend walk." Accompanied by an experienced guide, the hike will cover a total of 65km through the striking landscape of Galilee which will be at its most breathtaking in Spring. Accommodation will be of a quality standard with a different stop off each day and the hike will finish in Nazareth. To register your interest please contact or +44 (0) 191 5 20 80 30.


How You Can Help Fundraising Ideas here are lots of ways you can help towards fundraising, whether you're the sporty type and up for a challenge, fancy a battle of minds with a general knowledge quiz, or like to be creative through a sale of work - take a look below, there's something for everyone and every penny goes a long way to help improve the wellbeing of the people attending the Nazareth Hospital and the ongoing work of the Trust.


We can provide official sponsorship and gift aid forms to get you started. Sports Events such as running, cycling, swimming, walking, golf Create Your Own Event Afternoon Tea or Coffee in the Morning Dine In With Friends Bake Sale Swishing Party Craft Sale Book Sale

Go Without for A Day And Make A Difference Following the example of Fred Holmes, who gave up lunch for a year to fund his trip to Nazareth (see page 35), we can all help the work of The Nazareth Trust by giving up something small and donating what we save. Whilst not suggesting we all give up lunch for a year, there are those smaller items that we could give up and hardly notice. If 1,000 supporters, who have not yet given in 2012, gave up the equivalent of two coffees a week from a typical high street coffee chain at a cost of £2.25 for the season of Lent, that would raise an amazing £27,000!! If these same supporters were to make this commitment for a whole year the work in Nazareth would benefit by £216,000 by the end of 2013. Please consider how you can help the work in Nazareth, simply by Giving It Up!! Recycle We want your rubbish!! If you have any old inkjet cartridges, lasers or tonners or mobile phones, please use the service, and we'll benefit from your unwanted items! Alternative Gift Donations What do you get the person who has everything?? Why not celebrate a birthday or anniversary by making a donation to the charity instead of buying a present and we'll send you a unique anniversary card to mark the occasion. Just Text Giving We've also just signed up to Vodafone's text giving initiative in partnership with Just Giving. If you'd like to make a donation text NAZT18 to telephone number 70070. You don't have to be a Vodafone customer to do this and there is no charge for the call.


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