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New Year Updates

Happy New Year! We try to take time at the beginning of every new year to reflect on what God has done in the past year, and to look ahead to what he will do in the coming months. We have a lot of changes before us! That is both exciting and a little scary! First, some updates! If you recall, Scot will be transitioning to the Teams Developer role for the Middle East region of the C&MA. Our family will leave Israel/Palestine mid-June, transition to Germany where we will spend a week (hopefully setting up a new home–pray that […]

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Merry Christmas, dear friends! 2 The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. 3 You will enlarge the nation of Israel, and its people will rejoice. They will rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest and like warriors dividing the plunder. 4 For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor’s rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian. 5 The boots of the warrior and the […]

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Big News for the Dresslers!

Change. With it comes mixed emotions of eager anticipation and sadness at what will be lost. We have been asked to transition to a completely new field and new ministry! We felt that God had been preparing us for something new in advance of our return to the field in 2014. And while we felt that prompting, we knew coming back to Palestine/Israel was his plan for our family. Many of you may recall that as we sought God’s direction after Charlie’s birth, when we weren’t sure if we would or should return, we both clearly had confirmation that God […]

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Easter Happenings and more!

Hello, praying friends! We have a busy couple of weeks ahead and would love to have you praying with us for upcoming events and happenings! We have the Mosaic children’s Easter parties happening this Friday! We will see more than 100 children come through our doors! We also have an English student party on Monday, April 10. This is always a fun time for relationship building! Pray for safety for all involved. Mosaic will also have a Good Friday showing of the Passion of the Christ movie, and we are doing a community outreach even on the Saturday before Easter, […]

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Merry Christmas!

Hello, praying friends! Merry Christmas! Hard to believe it is that time of year again! We are moving in fast forward at Mosaic International Church and English Center, with multiple Christmas events happening every week until Christmas! We have had a teen party, children’s parties, a ladies brunch, and still to come we have a Christmas movie night, a tourist trip to Bethlehem for our English students, and a Christmas Eve potluck. Mosaic is also partnering with a local relief ministry to gather warm blankets for families in need this winter season as part of our Advent celebration. Christmas is such a natural […]

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Winter is almost over!

We have passed through the worst of the winter season in Palestine. The bone-chilling cold we experience in almost every building, public and private, is hopefully over. The sun is shining today and we rejoice in the warmth and light! The green that comes upon us quickly and disappears just as quickly is peeking out from the dry, brown ground. I hope all of our praying friends and family and warm and looking forward to spring! We celebrated Valentine’s Day with our English students at Mosaic English Center last week. It was a fun party that ended with a panel discussion […]

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…and a time for peace…

Hello, dear praying friends. It is with a heavy heart that I write this update. As you may have heard, Israel/Palestine is in upheaval. Fear and mistrust is everywhere. Violence, hatred, racism–they are surrounding us. The desperate cries of the oppressed are becoming even more desperate. It would seem that evil is having its ugly way in this land. Jerusalem is seeing stabbings and shootings and angry mobs calling for death to “the other.” Military response is becoming harsher. Protests are becoming angrier. Rumors are flying through all communities about conspiracies and attempted kidnappings. Mothers are holding tighter to their […]

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A Green Creations Opportunity

School is in full swing here now! Some tears fell before it all started, but the kids are adjusting well to the new schedule. We have seen God’s hand in small ways over the last week. Maggie has some new girls who joined her class. We see them as potential friends. Also, one particular student who has tormented and bullied Maggie since her preschool days transferred to a different school! The relief that washed over Maggie was amazing as she told us the news! Georgia was surprised to find that school is much “easier” this year (because she started this […]

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Summer’s end

I can’t believe our summer is over already! After many days with temperatures in the 100s and upper 90s, we have returned to what is a more normal temperature for Ramallah and Jerusalem. It’s time for school to begin and schedules to change. Summer camp was a huge success! Thanks for praying for us during that time!  We had 2 groups of volunteers, one from Eastern PA and one from Illinois. They came and worked hard!  Thomas and Maggie were volunteers with the younger kids. They acted as translators for the kids and helped the volunteers with cultural understanding, too. […]

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Mosaic English Summer Camp is here!

Dear Praying Friends, Summer seems to be flying by! We just returned from our family vacation and staff retreat in Cyprus. It was a wonderful 2 weeks away! My sister met us in Cyprus to spend our vacation week with us. Many of you prayed for her as she faced a serious heart condition last fall. It was wonderful to see her doing so well and to get to spend that time with her! Today we begin a new adventure with Mosaic International Church: our very first English summer camp! With volunteers from Eastern PA this week and a church […]

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