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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Today at morning chapel we had the pleasure of having Young Life share an encouraging and challenging message as well as a live art performance of painting. The process of painting (finger painting to be exact!) was done upside down, resulting in us only recognizing it as a depiction of Jesus' face when it was flipped right side up at its completion. The...

Monday, December 2, 2019

As part of Ministry of Education program for emergency situations, the Civil Defense Department in Bethlehem visited the school to organize evacuation drills in case of earthquakes or fires.

The officer visited all the classes and explained to the students what they need to do in the case of an emergency; how to behave, evacuate and leave the building...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thousands of faithful and dignitaries attended Saturday’s lighting of the giant Christmas tree in Bethlehem outside the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. It included dancing, a beautiful orchestra, and encouraging words from a Father Patton and the prime minister. Christmas celebrations this year in the biblical city of Bethlehe...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Beit Jala Mr. Nicola Khamis, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Bethlehem, Hope school organized a three-day book exhibition at the school hall. The invitation was open to other students in Bethlehem area and local community at large. The inauguration ceremony started with the cutting of the ribbon by...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Politicians cannot make peace. Only the children of God can do. Only those who trust in God can make peace among people and nations. Hope school symbolized a commitment to peace through a humble initiative; starting and establishing Garden of Peace. Friends of Hope school participate in this commitment with us by planting an olive tree as a symbol of peac...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This last Saturday, school looked a little different as we celebrated Palestinian Independence day. It was full of food, traditional clothing, speeches, games, and laughter!

In a place in which we have little independence over our lives, for Hope School, the meaning Independence Day takes on is something less standard than one would assume. For us, it is a...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Yvonne is a retired teacher from California who has graciously given much of her time and love to the children at Hope School over the years. She has worked as a English teacher for months at a time when we needed one, and has been an important advocate for the work of our school and for the students at Hope School. Following her last visit, September 201...

Saturday, October 19, 2019

It's still early in the morning, but the grade 7-12 students at Hope School students are all ears as they listen intently to two students, one after another, share speeches they've prepared for this morning's chapel. It is their second time sharing speeches this year. As someone who doesn't yet understand Arabic, I am taking in their body language and the...

Saturday, October 12, 2019

For a long time, we had had the hope of being able to buy a vehicle for the school. One that would be able to drive children home if needed, that would assist us with selling more eggs (especially to grocery stores) and would allow us to drive our boarders to various activities and events in the evenings. In January 2019, we finally purchased one! It has...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

You are invited to visit Hope School on your pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our school is located four kilometers away from the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, where one can walk around and imagine what life was like in the days that Jesus himself walked here.

Hope School is a Christian-based organization that takes care of needy and destitute children. At our...

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