Kinsmen has been working with Bright Stars of Bethlehem for several years. This month it’s time to renew our awareness and appreciation for this extraordinary organization that supports an exceptional and essential cause. Bright Stars is the US based 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the work of the Diyar Consortium which is composed of specific programs supporting the work of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. The Consortium has helped to fill some incredible holes in the region. Diyar Academy for Children and Youth teaches music, dance, drama, and sports. The Dar al-Kalima University offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees. The Ajyal Senior Care Program provides social, emotional, and health support to seniors in the area. These amazing community-based programs have an impact on the entire population; a population who needs to see hope in the world.
Bright Stars helps to support scholarships for participants across the programs. They also help fund construction and maintenance of facilities for this ministry.
It can be hard to describe how the people of the region benefit from the programs of Diyar. In a place that has so little, the passions of the Consortium supported by the
Lutheran church help raise hope and show the glory of God.