Learning Through Playing – The SKILD Summer Camp 2016

Learning Through Playing – The SKILD Summer Camp 2016

Schools have broken up in Lebanon and it is summer camp season! Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences (SKILD) are holding their fifth summer camp, this time in their brand new multi-sensory space at the SKILD Centre in Beirut. The aims of the SKILD...
Keep the Hope Alive

Keep the Hope Alive

During a recent visit to Lebanon, I had the privilege of sharing 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...
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...
Precious in God’s Eyes

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 Syrian Refugee Camp: A Personal Reflection by Tim Goist

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...
That They May Have Hope, Once More

That They May Have Hope, Once More

When you were a child, did your parents forbid you from watching certain films or TV programmes because they were too scary or too violent? As a parent, do you censor your children’s viewing for exactly the same reasons? For thousands of children and young...
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

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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