Family to Gather

Family to Gather

Having been encouraged by a friend to attend, on Saturday, January 11th Rana set off for the Family to Gather event that was taking place at the ABTS Moore Conference Center that day. Hoping to find support in the midst of the political and economic crisis happening in Lebanon and keep her family strong despite all of the uncertainty and anxiety it produced, she brought her husband, nursery-aged son, and 8-year-old daughter along with her. What happened for her family there, however, was beyond what she could have hoped for.

Shining Ever Brighter

Shining Ever Brighter

Strengthening the witness of the Church in the Arab World is the very reason we exist as LSESD. We made a decision to stand by the Church in Syria since the beginning of the war in 2011, and to date we continue to partner with around 25 churches that are deeply involved in responding to the needs of their people.

Echoing the Father’s Love

Echoing the Father’s Love

In a world full of imperfections and hardships, we search for support, for a hand to hold, for someone who will lift us up when we fall. We all seek and long for love, mercy, faithfulness, peace, and joy, all of which are provided by our heavenly father.

Parental Haven Radiating Hope

Parental Haven Radiating Hope

It’s a given that parenting a child with special needs is a challenge. Parents often feel those challenges like strong tidal waves coming at them, to tip them off the edge, to make them lose their balance, but they never do.

New Center at BBS Helps Special Needs Children Get SMART

New Center at BBS Helps Special Needs Children Get SMART

The opening of fantastic new facilities for children with learning differences at LSESD’s Beirut Baptist School (BBS) and the launch of an exciting new program for them has heralded a new chapter in the school’s commitment to inclusive education. On 24 October 2018,...
Transformed Lives: Learning to Love Tea Parties

Transformed Lives: Learning to Love Tea Parties

Imaginary tea parties and pastry baking, feeding the dolls and cleaning up afterwards, imaginary house chores and dressing up – basically every young girl’s busy to-do-list. The problem arises how-ever, when these to-do-lists cease to be imaginary; when the...
Expressing Emotions and Values

Expressing Emotions and Values

Creativity is what kids do best. They have a natural tendency to create and imagine. A child’s story can begin with spaceships and aliens, and in the same breath, change to be about princesses and dragons. Coloring books are filled with castles and monsters as their...
Creative Healing

Creative Healing

A therapist at one of MERATH’s partner nonformal education centers tells the story of a child so traumatized that she mixed up all her paints until they were black, filling her blank page with her dark and unspoken anguish. There are many ways of thinking of the...

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