Nazareth Evangelical College, an extension of Bethlehem Bible College, held a prayer conference in the last week of November in collaboration with the College of Prayer, which is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Many students and church members from Nazareth attended the conference in addition to a group from Bethlehem Bible College’s staff.
The conference lasted for three days, and contained lectures and workshops by Rev. Fred Hartley III, the founder of the College of Prayer [International], who spoke on spiritual topics such as hungering for God, how to pray, and the Lord’s Prayer Model. Rev. Hartley also spoke about how we are healed of an orphan mentality and how to receive the blessings of God the Father. There was also a powerful message on the power of forgiveness and blessing all those who’ve harmed us. All of these teachings were to empower us to pray with the love and power [as] children of God.
Pastor Jack Sara, the president of Bethlehem Bible College, came with a group from Bethlehem to attend the conference. He led the worship the whole three days of the conference. Rev. Yohanna Katanacho was the primary translator for each message and provided oversight for the entire conference. Many pastors (including an Orthodox priest) from the Nazareth region were in attendance, with several churches represented. It was a special time for the body of Christ in Palestine to connect with each other and come together in the unity of the Spirit. Rev. Fred Hartley also brought a prayer team from the United States, and they were a great blessing to the local church.
Nazareth Evangelical College and Bethlehem Bible College look forward to continued partnership with [the] College of Prayer [International]. This conference was the first year of training at the College in Nazareth, and we look forward to the upcoming conferences in the next two years.