We give thanks to God for the life and witness of Dr. Tawfiq Nasser, CEO of the Augusta Victoria Hospital in the Holy Land, who passed away on Saturday morning. Please keep his wife Sama, his children, his father and the Augusta Victoria Hospital family in your prayers.
“Tawfiq worked at the Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives for 18 years,” said Bishop Munib A Younan, chairperson of the board of the AVH and president of the LWF. “He cherished and loved AVH. Tawfiq did not want it to be just a hospital. He wanted it to be a community of healing on the Mount of Olives.”
“As a medical doctor, he learned the healing arts and applied them to relieve human suffering. As a gifted administrator, he organized the staff, the resources and the supporters to bring the Augusta Victoria Hospital to even higher levels of service. As a Palestinian, through his words and actions as a consummate professional, he was a powerful witness for justice, peace and an end to the occupation.” –LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge
By phone: 1.800.661.2597 (in Winnipeg at 204.694.5602)
By mail: Mail a cheque made out to CLWR to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate you wish to give to the Elder Care Pavilion in memory of Dr. Nasser.
At your church: Make a designated offering donation through any Lutheran congregation in Canada.