“There is nothing more left from life other than seeing our kids studying, reaching places, and seeing them happy. That’s our dream,” said Fawaz.
In this issue of Thimar, we’ll share first-hand accounts from church partners of how God is working through the Beirut explosion assistance. You’ll also read about a recent capacity-building conference in Zahle, organized with an eye to long-term sustainability.
In this spirit of unity, 20 different churches and ministry institutions from the Beqaa Valley gathered in July to learn, exchange, and evaluate best practices for sustainable development.
Lebanon’s economic crisis —considered by the World
Bank as one of the worst in the world in the past 150
years — left no aspect of society untouched. Below is a
quick snapshot of how different crises combined to reach
the current state of instability.
In this issue of Thimar, read how our community is holding us together. Parents and students celebrate graduation at BBS, pastors gather to study the 9Marks of a healthy church, IDEAL students meet for camp, and BCYM hosts an inspirational 3-day camp.
“It was a joy to get to know those brothers, it was a privilege, considering especially the difficulty that they face and pastoring in an environment with so many people leaving the country,” said Folmar, “Pastoral ministry is hard enough as it is, but to be pastoring in this kind of environment, I really respect those men.”
Georgette Issa has been in a wheelchair since the age of one. For her, leaving the house is a tough and pricey task. Not only must she pay for rides, but she has to check if there is electricity, so she can use the elevator to move in her wheelchair.
“I am very excited to be at NDU. I will definitely do well on my first semester… Whatever [tests] Mrs. Lama gives me, I will do my best to get a perfect score…
I will do public speaking just like the TED Talks, so I am super excited to be at this university.”
In this issue of Thimar, we explore what it means to practice child-like faith through the examples of a trusting refugee family, a curious theologian, and a grateful child. May we work together to reach out to the community, drawing every child to the deep love of the Father.