Night to Shine 2020

Night to Shine 2020

Fifty stars, fifty dreams, fifty chances for a bright future, if we only give them the right spotlight. Just like diamonds in the rough, young men and women with special needs are buried under mountains of neglect, shame, and social segregation, waiting for their light to be revealed and illuminate the world.

For Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

For Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

Smiles, crowns, genuine tears, and renewed hope: this is what we witnessed this year at SKILD. As our kings and queens were crowned at February’s Night to Shine, they walked down the red carpet into their kingdom, the kingdom that Jesus called them into, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The peace and joy planted in our hearts by the smiles on the faces of children with special needs and their families was the fuel we needed to continue the year.

One Mom’s Temptation to Deny Her Son

One Mom’s Temptation to Deny Her Son

“‘If you are able? All things are possible for the one who believes’ … Jesus gently took his hand and raised him to his feet, and he stood up.” When the disciples asked Jesus why they could not heal the boy, Jesus answered, “This kind can only be resolved through prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:14-29).

Reflecting the Kingdom

Reflecting the Kingdom

The care we are called to give, the love we are meant to show, the support we should provide are Christ-like characteristics that we are entrusted to live out to the world as a glimpse of the heavenly comfort provided by our Father’s Kingdom.

Transformed Lives: SKILD Helps Expelled Boy Back to School

Transformed Lives: SKILD Helps Expelled Boy Back to School

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This quote reminds us of the limitations of mainstream education, where all learners are taught using one traditional method and...
Help Special Needs Children Have a ‘Night to Shine’

Help Special Needs Children Have a ‘Night to Shine’

I am walking down the red carpet, spotlights beaming down on me. I can see your fancy dress and shiny shoes, but can you see me? Do you recognize me? How many nights have I wished that I could glow in the spotlight with you, to know that I am beautiful, I am loved,...
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,...

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