We are writing this email with very sad hearts. We just found out that Solomon Nour, our missionary, passed away last night. This is a very fragile team right now. He loved the team and became very close with them. We had our evening devotions last night and he was able to stay and have the team sharing time with us when we shared what we learned this summer and how we have been blessed. His name came up many times. He was able to thank the team (which he did often anyway) and praised them for their work. It happened sometime in the night. He did not show up today and one of the workers went to his house, and found him in bed. This is a big blow to the school as well as the city of Beit Jala and surrounding areas. We are waiting for people to start to arrive here. We leave here in 7 hours and are attempting to pack up.
The team is very fragile right now and needs prayer. We leave here at midnight and fly at 6 AM.