Today we had the pleasure of a day in the West Bank.
We spent the morning at the Arab Episcopal School in Ramallah. Ramallah is a community close to Jerusalem, and it is the current headquarters of the Palestinian Authority. We met with the school's headmaster, and he told us about the school and its many successful programs. The students receive a very good education, and the annual tuition only runs between $1,500 and $2,000 a year.
We also visited Taybeh. Taybeh is a Christian village in the West Bank, and it is also home to the Taybeh Brewing Company. The company has done much to help this community, and they are the makers of the only beer from the Middle East. Taybeh means delicious, and their beer lives up to their name! While in Taybeh, we also visited the ruins of a lovely Byzantine church.
Tomorrow we return to the West Bank, as we will worship at the Episcopal Church in Zababdeh.
Happy New Year!