In a time when Christians are struggling to stay together, whether due to a physical exodus in the Middle East or philosophical divisions across the world, communal worship is an essential tool for reminding us that we are all one in Christ. Whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, rich or poor, left or right – we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body.
What does it look like to care for Jesus when He is sick? It looks like providing daily food for people infected with COVID-19 who are too sick to cook for themselves.
What do you do when everything you’ve ever trusted in has crumbled beneath your feet, and you have nothing left to rely on but the grace of God? Corrie Ten Boom is attributed with first saying, “You may never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have.” For Lebanon’s primary mental institution, the reality of this truth has become all too clear over this past year.
When a team of doctors and nurses from Northern Ireland landed on Lebanon’s soil for an intense short-term medical mission in partnership with LSESD, they were able to tend to so much more than just physical needs. In the case of one Syrian boy, they played a major role in helping answer his fervent prayer to go to school. This is the story of Iyad.
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.