Instead of being overcome by despair, we realized that, in the same way Christ entered the darkness of our fallen world as “the light of men”, we need to be the light within the tunnel for those around us for “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
Lebanon has been living at the mercy of power cuts by the state provider and rationing of private generators due to fuel shortages. Public electricity is only available between 0 and 2 hours a day, while diesel has been in short supply and at a very high cost.
Driven by increasingly desperate living circumstances and no visible resolution in the near future, a significant number of Lebanese have been forced to seek a sense of normalcy abroad.
A year of self-reflection has led us to redesign our logo to more accurately embody and visually represent LSESD’s spirit and purpose of longstanding, faithful commitment to seeing communities transformed and churches flourishing in the MENA region for the glory of God. As such, our in-house designers created a logo that encompasses three layers of meaning: spiritual, organizational and cultural.
With the new school year having arrived, we are reminded that education is the most important asset Lebanon has. Education in Lebanon has produced generations of talented and skillful students who have succeeded far beyond our borders.
In a world where we are bombarded with contradictory information and conspiracy theories are mainstream, Pilate’s question to Jesus, “What is Truth?” is more important now than ever.
In October 2019, many Lebanese took to the streets in a festive manner with dancing and chanting to denounce mounting economic pressures and demand political accountability for three decades of corruption and mismanagement of public resources.