The Acceptable Fast

The Acceptable Fast

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?

Grateful for Your Authentic Witnessing to Our Vulnerable Neighbors

Grateful for Your Authentic Witnessing to Our Vulnerable Neighbors

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 the Bleak Mid-Winter

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

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.

Support Vulnerable Families this Christmas: Thriving through Learning

Support Vulnerable Families this Christmas: Surviving Winter

Imagine sleeping in a field on a bitterly cold night. There is a biting whistling wind that is keeping you awake. It is lashing it down with rain, some of which has seeped into your tent, making it increasingly damp inside. You and your family are freezing, wet and...
Longing for Home Yet Uncertain to Return

Longing for Home Yet Uncertain to Return

Eight years into the crisis, displaced Syrians are finding it even more difficult to make ends meet and are more vulnerable than ever. Refugees in neighboring countries are also confronted with internal and international pressures to go back. As much as some might...
Getting Ready for the New School Year

Getting Ready for the New School Year

By the end of September, more than 1,600 children will be enrolled in one of the nine education centers LSESD are supporting in Lebanon through our relief and development arm MERATH. An additional 370 will continue to benefit from two child friendly spaces in Syria....
Protecting Children Starts with Feeding their Family

Protecting Children Starts with Feeding their Family

Give a child a good environment to be in and they are likely to respond. That is what SKILD, Beirut Baptist School (BBS) and Wellspring found in the summer camp they ran together this July. While there are other special needs camps in Lebanon, the SKILD Summer Camp is...

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