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.
As Wilma Saloum lay recovering in a hospital bed from her surgery that morning, she believed that the most challenging part of her day was already behind her. Little did she know that a massive shockwave would soon come ripping through her room…
None of us deny the problems that come our way as educators and academics, whether in the private or public sectors. The economic crises we have been facing, along with the subsequent confinement and social distancing due to Covid-19, have put us in a place where we feel that there is no escape.
ما من أحد منّا ينكر المشكلات التي تعترض سبيلنا كتربويين وأكاديميين، إن في القطاع الخاصّ أو في القطاع العام. فما واجهناه ونواجهه من أزمات اقتصاديَّة، وما تلاه من حجر منزلي وتباعد اجتماعي بسبب فيروس كوفيد -19، وضعنا في مكان شعرنا فيه أنّ العدو وراءنا والبحر أمامنا.
For years, we’ve been hearing that the church is not the building, it is the people. Now the time has come to walk the talk! How are churches reacting to this pandemic and what adjustments have been put in place to ensure the preservation of the congregation?
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.
Strengthening the witness of the Church in the Arab World is the very reason we exist as LSESD. We made a decision to stand by the Church in Syria since the beginning of the war in 2011, and to date we continue to partner with around 25 churches that are deeply involved in responding to the needs of their people.