What’s your name and how is it that someone from England and someone from the USA are living in Nazareth?
Christine: My name is Christine Farah and I came to Nazareth with my husband, a Nazarene, who brought me back as a souvenir from his time studying in the UK!!
Jane: I’m Jane Shurrush, originally from Nebraska where I met my husband, Amin, from Nazareth, when he came there to visit friends. We were married in the US and lived there until 1993 when we moved to Nazareth with our family.
What’s special to you about being in Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown?
Christine: Nazareth is so different in climate and culture, but it is a unique, vibrant and friendly place. I enjoy the different style of life and love the Biblical connections.
Jane: I love the people!
What do you do day to day?
Christine: I run the SERVE Nazareth volunteering programme, so we meet lots of new people, settle them into local placements, show them around the town, sightsee and generally look after them.
Jane: We welcome new SERVErs, make sure they have an interesting program that will allow them to use their skills and share the love of Christ with others.
Why should I SERVE in Nazareth?
Christine: Where better to SERVE than where Jesus spent most of his earthly life? But not only this, you can link in with His followers today and help them SERVE him here – it is not just about what happened here in the past, but what is happening today and into the future. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the Bible and about God’s work in this land today.
Jane: You’ll have an experience like no other! You’ll meet warm, wonderful, generous people who are known for hospitality and be able to offer essential support to a small but thriving Christian community.
Want to discover how you can be part of SERVE Nazareth? Get in touch today.