Spreading the Light of Christmas

Spreading the Light of Christmas

At the Christmas event, I met a 9 or 10-year-old child who told me, “Jesus healed me!” His mom explained that when they came to Lebanon her child could hardly walk without leg braces. He had been suffering for some time and was scheduled for a hip replacement! When the mother shared her concern about the surgery with the church, the sisters and brothers prayed over the child. Soon after, the mother and child went to the surgeon for a pre-surgery appointment where, to their amazement, they were informed that the bone was healing and that there was no need for surgery. Today, the boy walks normally and without any braces. God is good!

The “Upside-Down” Kingdom

The “Upside-Down” Kingdom

After having meditated on and journeyed through the Lord’s prayer for the past seven months, the concluding words of the Lord’s Prayer remind us that it all starts and ends with God’s glory and His Sovereignty. And it is when God stops being the center of our lives that things start to fall apart.

Keep Faith Visual

Keep Faith Visual

Heaven gained two of its best in 2018. Dear friend and partner Sam Moore and renowned Theologian, friend and Pastor Ghassan Khalaf. Both men of God were dear and near to Lena and I in our 20+ years of ministry at LSESD and I look forward to reuniting with them in...

A Guiding Star

“Look for a church”, said an Iraqi mother to her son who had just arrived in a European country where he knew no one. “The church will take you in and become your family, same as the church here in Lebanon has done for your brother and I.” Hearing her moving...
Festive Fun for Children

Festive Fun for Children

It’s the Christmas season! And this year too LSESD plans a series of Christmas celebrations for vulnerable girls and boys who are miles away from their home country, Syria. You can feel the excitement radiating from children’s faces. Lots of laughter, games, worship,...
Christmas Message: An Exceptional Church for Exceptional Times

Christmas Message: An Exceptional Church for Exceptional Times

A visiting partner recently made the comment that scriptures come to life in a different way in Lebanon. Such a statement can be understood to refer to the influence of the context, the Middle East being the region where Jesus was born and lived.  However, the comment...
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Middle East

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Middle East

What do you want for Christmas this year? Have you created a gift list or made hints to family and friends about what you want? Here is a Christmas gift list, not for me but for the region which I call home and that I love dearly – the Middle East and North Africa...
Christmas Events for Refugee Children Return for 2015

Christmas Events for Refugee Children Return for 2015

Some of the neediest children yet to attend an LSESD Christmas party came to the first event of Christmas 2015. “The children looked very sad to begin with,” says Marina Mardirossian, who is co-ordinating all ten Christmas events. One family that stood out to her was...

Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon

You could feel the happiness in their hearts.” Marina Mardirossian co-ordinated and attended all of the Christmas meal project events that LSESD had held for refugees, but there was something special about the last one at the Chaldean Church in Beirut on 31 January....

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