Transformed Lives: Drawing on Plates

Transformed Lives: Drawing on Plates

“Each one of you is going to get a paper plate on which I want you to express yourselves,” Nicolas explained to the 80 or so Syrian refugee kids. It started out like every other Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) camp, with worship, stories and games....

SKILD Summer Camp with WellSpring [28 June—4 August]

Being a kid should be fun! The annual summer camp  hosted by SKILD (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences) develops the character of our students as we build on their strengths and address their unique learning needs. As per our mission to foster an...

Keep the Hope Alive

During a recent visit to Lebanon, I had the privilege to share a meal with a group of teenage refugee girls at a 3-day camp for children. After having spent the morning playing together, the atmosphere was relaxed and I sensed a general feeling of camaraderie between...
Love the Children

Love the Children

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Lebanon and serve alongside our local partner in hosting a 3-day camp for Syrian refugee children. Before departing for the camp we spent some time hearing about the children we would be working with. The statistics were...

BCYM Syrian Refugee Camp: A personal Reflection by Tim Goist

Having previously been to Lebanon in 2011, the ongoing situation with refugees flooding into the country over the past few years has always been on my mind.  I sought the Lord’s will on how I could help.  When the opportunity to lead an FBA team back to Lebanon was...

Precious in God’s Eyes

When you meet Syrian refugees and see how the Church in Lebanon is trying to respond to their needs, you can’t help but be moved by it. That was the case for Marc André Wenk and Céline Gelin when they visited in July as part of a team of 16 people representing a Swiss...
BCYM Easter camp for Home of Hope teenagers

BCYM Easter camp for Home of Hope teenagers

For the first time this Easter, Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) is holding a camp for teenagers at the Home of Hope. Home of Hope is a home for abused, abandoned and orphaned children and teenagers in Beirut. The BCYM team visits the home regularly and has...
Not forgetting Syrian Refugee Children

Not forgetting Syrian Refugee Children

The crisis in Syria has been in the news for a while now and each time a new story or report is shared it is heartbreaking. However, the hardest thing for me to comprehend is the toll it is taking on the children. These are innocent lives that didn’t ask to be born...

Summer Camps for Vulnerable Children

This July began with a bang as we were joined by youth leaders and mission teams from different countries to participate in BCYM’s summer camps for vulnerable children.  “Fear Not” was an appropriate theme for the camp that focused on Syrian refugee children many of...

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