“You have taught us to pray when we don’t know what to do and need God to help us,” said a group of students to Mrs. Alice (Co-principal of academics at BBS). It had been a painful week for these high school students after hearing of the death of their math teacher, and all they could do was pray.
Out into the streets the students went! Filling Beirut with chants from the ongoing uprising in Lebanon, students joined the protests hoping for a future that allows them to thrive in their home country. Most grew up with stories they’d heard from their parents’ experiences living through the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) or the more distant past of their grandparents which granted Lebanon its independence on November 22nd, 1943.
It’s back to school season! Whether your school is back in session or not, around this time of the year many bright young minds once again head
back into the classroom. First-day of school pictures are often posted all over social media and everyone seems to launch into high gear through the fall.
If you had visited the Beirut Baptist School this month you would have felt the hustle and bustle of graduation ceremonies, official exams, and summer camp preparations.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning when Sheila and her husband Tim made their way to our church in Bikfaya. After the service, a group of seasoned church members enthusiastically gathered around them, each one waiting for their turn to greet the visitors with heartfelt hugs and kisses.
Passionate about preparing learners in mind, body and spirit, for a bright future, the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) had a lot to be grateful for during the month of April. As expressed by its Academic principal Mrs. Alice Wazir: “April was a month of both national and global exchange that was especially unique for our school”.
Thanks to our praying partners, the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) continues its mission being a lighthouse within a densely populated, majority non-Christian neighborhood.