Come Visit Us

Why Visit Us?

Do you want your life changed? Do you want to experience God at work? Do you want to hear what the news doesn’t share about the Middle East? Come visit Lebanon and become an ambassador to LSESD, and we’ll grant you an experience like none other.

Hover over the boxes below to find out more reasons why you should come visit us here in Lebanon.

Church

You’ll experience how the Church in the Middle East is responding to the needs of the community

Biblical References

You’ll know more about the land that was mentioned 75 times in the Bible.

Testimonies

You’ll hear testimonies of God at work in the midst of a region that is being shaped and reshaped by its various crises.

Jesus' Footsteps

You’ll walk on the land where Jesus walked and performed miracles

Truth

You’ll discover the true face of the Middle East that the media doesn’t show you.

Cedar Forest

You’ll see the Cedar forest where Solomon obtained the lumber to built the temple

History

You’ll visit historical sites; one of which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

Poetry

You’ll discover the renowned language and culture of poetry that define the Arab world.

Click here to read a poem by Lebanon’s Khalil Gibran.

Cuisine

You’ll get to taste one of the most famous and popular cusines in the world.

Here’s what you’ll see when you come on a vision trip.

Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development - LSESD
  • LSESD Vision and Scope
  • Overview of LSESD Ministries
Baptist Children & Youth Ministry - BCYM
  • Spiritual and recreational camps for vulnerable children
  • Mission Team opportunity:  Participate in a children’s camp
    Arab Baptist Theological Seminary - ABTS
    • Learn about the ministry of ABTS
    • Meet with ABTS faculty and leadership
    • Meet with our seminary students for a glimpse of their context, calling and vision for ministry
    • Visit ABTS graduates in their ministry contexts
    • Learn about peacebuilding and different approaches to Islam and about Middle Eastern Realities
    • Attend the Middle East Consultation (3rd week of June)
    • Intro into the Arabic language @ Academy of Languages and Practical Skills (ALPS)
    Dar Manhal Al Hayat - DMAH
    • Dar Manhal Al Hayat – a publisher of Christian resources for the Arab world

    • Hear about the different needs of churches, schools, seminaries, Church leaders and ordinary Christians for good Christian resources in Arabic

    • See some of the books we have published – from Study Bibles to books for young readers

    • Learn about our related activities to support the work of the church – training, evangelism and discipleship

    • Understand how you can continue to support us once you return home

    Beirut Baptist School - BBS
    • Education as a platform for Christian witness
    • Bible Education at BBS
    • Attend Chapel with BBS students
    Middle East Revive & Thrive – MERATH
    • Faces of Poverty in Lebanon, including LSESD’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis
    • Field Visits to camps, churches, and educational centers
    Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences - SKILD Center
    • Special Needs Education in Lebanon
    • Mission Team Opportunity for Special Educators: Summer Educational Program (4-6 weeks)
    Cultural Orientation
    • Visit historical sites in Lebanon
    • Visit local Churches
    • Visit the land where Jesus walked and performed miracles
    • Visit the Cedars where Solomon built his temple

    A Tiny Country Harbouring Great Beauty

    Although small, Lebanon is an exceptional country with a wealth of sights, culture, history, and experiences to offer. The Mediterranean Sea comprises Lebanon’s Western border, and it shares borders with Syria to the North and East and Palestine to the South. It is a small, mountainous country only 210 km (130.5 miles) long with a narrow coastal plain. There are two major mountain ranges cradling the rich and fertile Bakaa Valley in between.

    Discover the Beauty of Lebanon

    Explore Lebanon

    Click on the map below for more information about each location.

    Climate

    Welcome to the Mediterranean! Along with the beauty of the sea, fresh breezes, and beautiful mountain views that means hot and humid summers and cold and wet winters.

    Spring/Summer

    Lebanon gets 300 days of sunshine a year due to the long summers. Little to no rain occurs from April to September. During the summer the temperature ranges from 18° – 38°C (50°-100°F). Springtime sees an average temperature around 21°C (70°F).

     

    Fall/Winter

    During these seasons the temperature ranges from 5°-15°C (45°-60°F). Although the winter temperatures may be warmer than you are used to Lebanese buildings are not built with insulation or heated to Western standards. If you are visiting during the winter it is strong suggested to bring warm clothes.

    Helpful Tips

    Electric Voltage and Plugs

    Lebanon uses 220V with two circular parallel prongs. We suggest you invest a few dollars in a converter so you can keep your electronics safely charged on the go here.

    Packing

    Don’t forget to pack your passport and a photocopy, sun block, mosquito repellant, and any personal medications you take. If you forget any basic toiletry items they can easily be purchased here.

    Water

    Please do NOT drink the tap water. Bottled water is readily available and highly recommended during your stay here. Make sure you are drinking plenty of bottled water, especially in the summer when you don’t realize that you are sweating in the dry heat.

    Transportation

    Taxis and shared taxis (called service) are the main way to get around Beirut.

    Don’t worry too much about trying to hail your own cab though, we will handle your transportation while you’re in the country.

     

    Accommodation

    Looking for a place to stay?

    Check out our guesthouse on campus. Staying at ABTS supports the ministry of the seminary. Special packaged hotel room rates at different price points are available upon request.

    Testimonials

    View testimonials from previous visitors

    Want to know what other visitors have said about their time in Lebanon? Check out our testimonials page.

    Arabic Survival Phrases

    Worried about not knowing the language when you show up in Lebanon? Check out these survival Arabic phrases to get you started!

    English

    Hello

    Response to hello

    How are you? (M/F/Group)

    Fine (M/F/Group)

    What’s your name? (M/F/Group)

    Where?

    Where are you from? (M/F/Group)

    I’m from the United States

    English?

    I don’t speak Arabic

    I want

    Bathroom?

    Pleased to meet you

    In Beirut

    I want to drink water

    Coffee

    I want to eat

    Good bye

    God willing

    Right

    Left

    Straight

    Now

    How do we say?

    Today

    Yesterday

    Tomorrow

    Why?

    Who?

    How much?

    What time is it?

    Is there?

    Lebanese

    Marhaba 

    Ahlein

    Keefak / Keefik / Keefkun?

    Mmniih / mmniiha / Mmneih

    Shu ismak / ismik / ismkun?

    Wein?

    Inta / Inti / Into min wein?

    Ana min America

    Ingliizeh?

    Ma behky Arabi

    Baddi

    hemmeim?

    Tsharrafna

    Bi Beirut

    Baddi ishrab may

    Ahuweh

    Baddi eikol

    Yalla bye

    Nshallah

    Yamiin

    Shmeil

    Doghreh

    Halla

    Kiif min uul?

    Lyom

    Embeireh

    Bukra

    Leish?

    Miin?

    Addeish?

    Addeish esseiah?

    Fii?

    Audios

    Audios

    Want More Arabic Help?

    Are you looking for a more intensive Arabic study program? Check out ABTS’s Arabic foreign language school ALPS Beirut. ALPS offers both on site and Skype lessons that will help you get your Lebanese Arabic skills into tiptop shape!

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