The Revd Nadim Nassar, Director, and Huda Nassar, our Director for the Middle East, have just returned from a packed programme of speaking and teaching in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The visit was organised by our dear friend Mrs Nancy Wolcott and her team of helpers.
Engagements ranged from speaking on "Life for Christians in Syria Today" at a special event arranged by New College Berkeley to addressing school students in their assemblies and classes. "The amount of encouragement and enthusiasm we received was amazing, " Nadim said.
(Nadim talks about the Middle East at the Dominican University; Huda speaks at the Branson School)
(Group shot with Nadim and Huda at Dominican University; meeting Dean Young at Grace Cathedral)
(Nadim at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church; Nadim and Huda meet Sir Jony Ive, legendary Apple designer)
At Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, Nadim and Huda spoke at a special forum event on "Communicating Love in the Face of Hatred and Arrogance." The clergy and congregation of LOPC are very special friends and supporters of our ministry. We were delighted that Sir Jony Ive found some time in his very busy schedule to see Nadim, Huda and Nancy; Nadim and Sir Jony met at Windsor Castle last year, and Nadim was very happy to renew such an unusual connection! Nadim and Huda also had an excellent meeting the the Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
We should like to thank the very many friends and supporters who helped to make Nadim and Huda's trip such a success. The love and support we receive from our friends in California is a great inspiration and encouragement to us all.