Salaam and Shalom from a hot Jerusalem! A lot has been going on in recent weeks, and so much is happening that it feels like the summer is flying by. We've been very busy with our camps. July 7-11 we had a very successful summer camp. We had nearly 70 kids, more than we've ever had before! A group from Calvary Community Church in California came here to help us, and I think that all those involved were blessed by the experience. We just finished our inter-faith teenage girls' sports camp that went on July 20-23. The girls learned different types of sports and discussed gender, self-image, and health. The report on these camps will be in the next newsletter, so be on the watch for them as we have some great stories and news to share!
Please pray for our upcoming Nablus camp for Christian and Muslim children. Nablus is one of the cities that has been most affected by the conflict. As a result, the children have limited opportunities and are used to a life far more difficult than ours. Please pray for the safety of the Musalaha women's groups that are organizing and running this camp, and that the hearts of the children would be open to interaction and learning.
Most of our staff will be going on vacation in August, so it will be a quiet time at the Musalaha office next month. I will be in England on vacation, mixing a bit of business with pleasure to share about Musalaha. For those of you who are interested in hearing about Musalaha and reconciliation, my speaking schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 5 - Colwyn Bay, Capel Salem, 7:30pm. The lecture topic will be: Is Reconciliation Possible between Israelis and Palestinians?
Friday, August 8 - St. Peters in Bolton, 7:45pm. The lecture topic will be Biblical Principles of Reconciliation.
Saturday, August 9 - St. Peters parish center in Bolton. From 9:30am-12 the lecture topics will be Stages of Reconciliation and Hindrances to Reconciliation. From 1:30pm-4:30pm the lecture topic will be Cross Cultural Aspects of Reconciliation.
Sunday, August 10 - St. Thomas Halliwell in Bolton, 10:30am. The topic will be Reconciliation. Additionally, I will speak at St. Peter's at 6:30pm. The topic will be the forgiveness aspect of reconciliation.
Thursday, August 14 - St. Nicholas Church in Durham, 7:00pm. The topics will be Musalaha and the Principles of Reconciliation.
Sunday, August 17 - Smithills Chapel in Bolton, 10:30am. The topic will be Musalaha. That evening, I will speak at City Church in Worcester.
Sunday, August 24 - King's Church in Little Lever, 10:30am. The topic will be Reconciliation.
Thank you all for your support and prayers. With all of the chaos going on around us, we are constantly aware of our need for prayer.
May God be with you,
Salim J. Munayer, Ph.D.
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