CHRISTIAN FAMILY CENTER
he Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land was asked by the Franciscan Custody, along with the parish in Nazareth to establish a center for Christian families living in the city, modeled after the Franciscan Family Center in Bethlehem. The center will be assisting Christian families in their social needs.
Fr. Amjad Sabbara, Pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, is presently taking a course on the “Family” at John Paul II Pontifical Institute of the “Pontifical Lateran University” in Rome. He hopes to bring new ideas and skills to help the center.
MUST REBUILD OUR SPIRITS
AND OUR SOULS FROM WITHIN
BOTH MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.”
-Kameel Spanioly, Program Director
“To think differently” is a practical thought process of an institution of learning called, TUT Coaching and Results Ltd. With their guidance, some 30 individuals from the Nazareth parish have been meeting for the past 6 months with a representative of the coaching company on a regular basis. One of the ways in which the forum decided to reach their potential is to build a Christian Family Center which will provide for the critical needs of the young and old within the family structure.
THE PROGRAM ENCOURAGES
THE CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND
TO “ENHANCE THEIR LIVES
AND THOSE OF OTHERS.”
The program encourages the Christians in the Holy Land to “Enhance their lives and those of others.” The principle goal is to make life more meaningful for all. “We Christians,” stated Kameel Spanioly, Program Director, “must rebuild our spirits and our souls from within both mentally and spiritually.”
By this time next year, they hope this center will become a valuable vehicle in helping others. It will host Christian families and pilgrims from around the world to live a unique experience in the town where the first Christian family lived. Our aim is to fix the family defects because the family is the basic cell in society.