For many people in the world, Lent is all about fasting. But how can we make sure that our fasting pleases God? What is the core essence of fasting?
Local faith communities are an integral thread in the fabric of society with unique abilities for holistic impact. As MERATH (Middle East Revive and Thrive), the relief and development arm of LSESD, we believe that it is through caring for the whole person that we best incarnate the ministry of Christ who both fed the hungry and
offered His body as the bread of life; healed the sick and preached forgiveness of sins.
In 2018-2019, Lebanon and Syria went through one of the harshest winters in many years as they were hit by intense storms, heavy rain, and snowfall leading to floods and freezing temperatures that severely affected numerous families living in makeshift settlements and poorly insulated dwellings.
Armed with their stethoscopes and medical supplies, a group of eight doctors and two nurses from Northern Ireland landed on our shores for an intense medical mission!