I am writing from my cozy room in Bethlehem, Palestine. We arrived without a hitch and the six of us went our separate ways in pairs. I am boarding with Emily Gemmell in Bethlehem proper, and the boys and the two girls are in two other homestays located in the suburbs. It’s a bit of a change from our communal Nazareth setting, so just pray that the team settles in fine. We’re about 20 minutes away by car. Em and I are with a great family of aunts and uncles and cousins, etc. There are several children running around.
My four other teammates are working at a Christian community center in Bethlehem. Em and I will be working in Jerusalem; we will be bussing into a reconciliation office for women and doing some English work for them.
Tomorrow our coordinators will be showing us around Bethlehem. This is a huge blessing since the six of us are quite separated and we’ll be going through separation anxiety ;)
Thanks for your prayers!