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Family to Gather

Having been encouraged by a friend to attend, on Saturday, January 11th Rana set off for the Family to Gather event that was taking place at the ABTS Moore Conference Center that day. Hoping to find support in the midst of the political and economic crisis happening in Lebanon and keep her family strong despite all of the uncertainty and anxiety it produced, she brought her husband, nursery-aged son, and 8-year-old daughter along with her. What happened for her family there, however, was beyond what she could have hoped for.

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When Tempted to Flee, Stand

Wave after wave of violence has threatened to extinguish the light of Christ in Iraq as the country has been vacated of over two thirds of its Christian population since the early 2000s. And yet, at least one pastor and his congregation can be highlighted as having stood firm in the face of the temptation to flee and chosen to shine as bright lights in the impending darkness.

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Is There Hope?

After two weeks of mass demonstrations, road closures and a resigned Prime Minister, the fate of Lebanon hangs in the balance as the country faces the unknown.

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ABTS: Pray for Returning Students

ABTS’s first-year students are beginning to arrive in Lebanon! We are excited to have them join our family. Pray with us that their transition into our community will be smooth and blessed. Pray that God will give us the wisdom to guide them and that the time they spend here be fruitful and...

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BBS

Alice Wazir: Leading BBS Forward

This year, BBS is adapting to a number of significant changes. To accompany the start of a new school year, LSESD decided to sit down and chat with Alice Wazir, BBS’s new principal. 

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BBS Prayer Request

Recognizing ExcellenceThis year, the Beirut Baptist School obtained 3rd prize in a regional reading competition for the number of books read between March 22nd to April 23rd. Let’s hear it for our outstanding BBS students! Bravo!Please Pray for BBSThe Beirut Baptist School was preparing to slowly...

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School Beyond Walls

Not always do we get to tangibly experience the impact of the investments made in a program so quickly. Adopting a wide and robust digital infrastructure through Microsoft classrooms was the best thing that the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) did over the last 3 years.

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BCYM

BCYM Camp in a Box

BCYM has launched the Camp in a Box in order to share the love of God with vulnerable children during these troubling times.

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Leading by Example

We are taught from a young age not to be anxious about anything but to pray and thank God for everything we need. And we, in turn, instill this hope along with God’s promises in our children and youth so that they may live life with Christ.

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An Unexpected Answer to Prayer

Disappointed by the cancellation of the Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) Children’s Camp that they had flown all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to help out at, the Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) team from Lorne Park Church was surprised to learn that their visit was nevertheless an unexpected answer to a struggling pastor’s prayer.

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Family to Gather

Having been encouraged by a friend to attend, on Saturday, January 11th Rana set off for the Family to Gather event that was taking place at the ABTS Moore Conference Center that day. Hoping to find support in the midst of the political and economic crisis happening in Lebanon and keep her family strong despite all of the uncertainty and anxiety it produced, she brought her husband, nursery-aged son, and 8-year-old daughter along with her. What happened for her family there, however, was beyond what she could have hoped for.

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DMAH

A Heart for the City

The Gateway Bookshop is much ‘more than just amazing books’.  From hosting internationally acclaimed authors, to providing a place of quiet contemplation, our retail bookstore now offers a host of options in addition to selling books and gifts. 

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The Father of Second Chances

Two important aspects of our faith are the intimacy of our relationship with God and that we are part of a community of fellow believers. Both wonderfully highlighted in the opening two words of the Lord’s Prayer.  God’s great love for all people is also a central theme of our latest book release When Righteous Fall by Rev. Dr. Nabil Haddad.

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Regeneration Amidst Destruction

The scenes of destruction in Syria that have been circulating on social media throughout the Syrian war are a vivid reminder that in a context of war, necessities become luxuries and what might seem trivial or easily accessible for most of us becomes a cherished treasure.

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Come and See – Riches for the Arab World

What do you do if you want to find the latest Christian best-selling novel? Or a book to help you understand better the teachings of St Paul? Or one to help you apply your faith in everyday situations? Perhaps, you can borrow a copy from your local public library.

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MERATH

Welcoming Displaced Children in His Name

The Syrian crisis has dragged hundreds of thousands of children away from their homes and communities, forcing them to live in places where they face harsh living conditions, are deprived of educational opportunities, and do not feel welcomed. In this challenging context, our partner churches are answering their calling to welcome vulnerable children and their families and care for them, giving them a chance at a more hopeful future.

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When Tempted to Flee, Stand

Wave after wave of violence has threatened to extinguish the light of Christ in Iraq as the country has been vacated of over two thirds of its Christian population since the early 2000s. And yet, at least one pastor and his congregation can be highlighted as having stood firm in the face of the temptation to flee and chosen to shine as bright lights in the impending darkness.

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MERATH: Winterization

Last winter, intense storms, heavy rain, snowfall leading to floods, and freezing temperatures severely affected numerous families in Lebanon and Syria. Please pray with us that the coming winter will be more lenient, and help us prepare for the cold season by supporting our winter programs. $100...

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Healing the Hurting

Our small team from New Zealand comprised two dentists, one general practitioner and two Tearfund NZ staff members. This visit to Lebanon was saturated with history, culture, hospitality, and stories of the redemptive power of God’s love in the marginalized of Lebanese society.

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SKILD

SKILD: Comforting Distressed Kids

In response to the trauma many children experienced during the Beirut blast, SKILD is jumping into action to minister to their emotional and psychological needs in a fun way.

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The Cause for Inclusion Goes Virtual

Nine years ago, an inclusive Lebanon was a dream of many parents with children whose special needs denied them access to educational opportunities, social experiences, and economic independence. Hiding your child with special needs was the norm. Whenever you took him or her out meant that you were going to be shamed and ridiculed. The SKILD Center is a dream come true for its founder, Dr. Nabil Costa, also a parent to a child with special needs, and for many educators, specialists, and visionaries.

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Devotions

Reflections for the Lenten Season

In this video, our partner on the ground, Joe Bridi, shares his reflections on the Lenten season with us. He asks us important questions about how we are living our lives and how we are investing in our relationships with God and others.

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Updates

Light that Shines in the Darkness

It is hard to believe that the ongoing Syrian civil war started 10 years ago. This is an anniversary we all wish we did not have to commemorate. As the situation for families affected by the war keeps on getting darker, God’s light keeps on shining ever brighter through the relief ministry of our partner churches.

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On A Journey Of Hope

Thank you for the generosity you have shown over the last two weeks in partnering with us to strengthen the witness of the Church in the midst of the crisis in Beirut. Here's an update on LSESD's response: 40+ families are being provided with temporary housing in the ABTS residences along with...

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Newsletters

May 2021 LSESD Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, find out more about: COVID Relief Food Distribution, Bringing BCYM Camps Home to Kids, Serving Jesus Wholeheartedly, Celebrating Special Needs Parents, and Empowering the Powerless

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March 2021 LSESD Newsletter

This month, see how God is shining His light in the midst of the deep regional darkness. Check out our special Syria update. Read the testimony of one Syrian boy who’s prayers were answered. Find out about how God came through for the needs of one local mental hospital.

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Annual Reports

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