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Global Challenge Volunteers

Hope School's staff grew by 15 people this week! With students gone for Easter break, we welcomed a group of South Africans from the organization Global Challenge to do some volunteering at Hope School. The Global Challenge group is spending a year of service and evangelism abroad, spending about three weeks in one country before moving on to the next. After working at the Coptic church in Bethlehem for the beginning of their stay in Palestine, they spent their final six days at Hope School. We were so pleased by their spirit and work ethic as they sorted through the storage areas, weeded, and cleaned around the school, assisting our staff and doing far more than we could on our own. As an e

Open Day and visit from Jena

On the last day of school before Easter Break, our friends from Young Life helped us put on an Open Day for the students! Games included tug of war, horseshoes, trivia, penalty kicks against a teacher, and a lip reading game. We finished off the day with an easter egg hunt and a student vs. faculty soccer match! All of the pictures are on our Facebook page. The day also included a visit from German representatives of the Jena Football Club in Germany. We received this message today from Matthias from Jena, Germany, who is coordinating a partnership between the municipalities of Jena and Beit Jala. The quote below was part of an article he published in the Jena Fan Project Magazine about his

Soccer Tournament

This Saturday was a big day for Bethlehem-area high schools. Five schools faced off at Hope School in a round robin football/soccer tournament. Along with our team, teams included the Beit Jala Catholic School, our neighbors at the Talitha Kumi Lutheran school, the Beit Jala American school, and Mar Efram. It was special to be able to bring all of these schools together for some friendly, but intense, competition. Congratulations the champions, the Catholic School! These were the final results: 1. Catholic School 2. Talitha Kumi 3. Hope School 4. Mar Efram 5. American School Events like this achieve for us the goals we were striving for when we built the pitch. In providing athletic opportun