There are seasons in ministry where we feel we are not good enough, that things are not under control and that God has forsaken us.
Because the war in Syria deprived so many families of their livelihoods, MERATH has been supporting sustainable agriculture projects in Syria since 2016, that have helped over 900 families of farmers to get back to their fields, cultivate their land, increase their yield, meet their own food needs and plan for the future.
Just like a pinch of salt brings out the flavor in a delicious dish and a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel brings hope to the voyager, so is our ministry called to be in a flavorless and dark world.
Over the years and as the needs grew, we gradually saw BCYM morph into a multi-track community development ministry. While children and youth are still at the core of our program, we felt the need to invest deeper into the life of local churches we partner with whether through training, leadership, formation, discipleship, and community service.
In a region where women’s voices have often been stifled, the “Voice for Arab Women” project, organized by DMAH, seeks to empower Arab women through the power of the pen.
There are seasons in life that mature us and give us a renewed vision, as we advance from one stage of life to the next. They are known as milestones and are what drive us to continue in life’s exciting journey with so much joy.
Three of our ministries celebrated graduations, and each was unique in its own way. Read their testimonies and personal experiences.
In the midst of challenges, despair, and uncertainty surrounding our country, ten young people gave their parents, educators, and peers hope: hope of a brighter future and hope for endless possibilities.
Schools burst with importance: they impart knowledge, develop skills, build character, cultivate good citizenship, and nurture relationships across many levels.
Consider how the sower goes about planting seeds in the winter. He patiently and carefully takes care of it and regularly checks for its growth. In a good ground, the roots start to grow deeper, and the stems grow higher as they receive their proper nutrients from the soil, oxygen from the air and sunshine. The waiting is for a season, then harvest time arrives, and with it comes joy and excitement for the sower to gather the fruit of his labor.