International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Visits Lebanon

“Our mission agency (International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches) has been a partner with LSESD for many years. We brought some of our Global Consultants and key leadership staff for meetings, with the LSESD staff providing logistical support. The arrangements were all fantastic, carried off with the over-flowing hospitable grace so famous in the … Continue reading International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Visits Lebanon

A Night to Shine: Encouragements Along the Way

“What an amazing opportunity and privilege to serve such precious people!” These sincere words of gratitude were voiced by countless young volunteers and celebrities who joined efforts with SKILD team this past week as we organized, in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, a Night to Shine for 81 young women and men with special … Continue reading A Night to Shine: Encouragements Along the Way

We Mourn the Loss and Celebrate the Life of Past Board Chair Sam Ziady Moore

His heart went beyond his family and his extended family to Christian causes and support both at home and abroad. He had a special place in his heart for brothers and sisters persecuted in the Middle East, “the Old Country.” The Middle East Bible Society was an outreach with a special mission that was close … Continue reading We Mourn the Loss and Celebrate the Life of Past Board Chair Sam Ziady Moore

Breaking New Ground to Serve Children in Lebanon

Breaking New Ground to Serve Children in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Even in our modern world, there are children tucked away from sight without access to an education, deprived of the right to enter a school environment. This is always the fruit of some injustice they are powerless to free themselves from. Some are enslaved to work in the unrelenting mud and sweat of brick … Continue reading Breaking New Ground to Serve Children in Lebanon

School Lunches for Refugee Children: A Vision Materializing

School Lunches for Refugee Children: A Vision Materializing

June 28, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby  BEIRUT: Have you ever eaten a manouche? Try to imagine this savory Lebanese breakfast favorite. The base is a piece of hot bread: more thick and dense than a tortilla, bigger than a pancake (but not as fluffy), and baked over an open fire. Mana’eesh (plural of manouche) come in … Continue reading School Lunches for Refugee Children: A Vision Materializing

The Decision to Travel to Lebanon: What We Gained by Going (Part 2 of 2)

The Decision to Travel to Lebanon: What We Gained by Going (Part 2 of 2)

June 2, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby Many first-time visitors to Lebanon are surprised by its natural beauty! (Photo: Rosette Mansour) To read the first installment of this two-party story, click here. What has God Promised About Safety? Having returned from the trip, Mike now says he would remind those who hesitate to go “that Jesus is … Continue reading The Decision to Travel to Lebanon: What We Gained by Going (Part 2 of 2)

The Decision to Travel to Lebanon: What We Gained by Going (Part 1 of 2)

The Decision to Travel to Lebanon: What We Gained by Going (Part 1 of 2)

May 26, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT: Safety, danger, risk, fear, opportunity, purpose and calling: words and concepts that swirl powerfully around the choice to travel to a place considered to be more volatile than our own homes. The opportunity to go, to engage the unknown, to accept vulnerability far from home presents a complex matrix … Continue reading The Decision to Travel to Lebanon: What We Gained by Going (Part 1 of 2)

Thrive: Lebanese Young Adults Challenged to Follow God by a DMAH Author

Thrive: Lebanese Young Adults Challenged to Follow God by a DMAH Author

May 12, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby BIKFAYA, LEBANON: The room full of Lebanese young adults erupted in laughter in response to the quick humor and playful, Chicago grin of their speaker. Then, just as eagerly, they leaned in to listen as she continued to passionately exhort them from the Bible. Lina Abujamra, a Lebanese-American E.R. doctor … Continue reading Thrive: Lebanese Young Adults Challenged to Follow God by a DMAH Author

Shifts in Perspective and Relationships with Faculty Equipped ABTS Graduates

Shifts in Perspective and Relationships with Faculty Equipped ABTS Graduates

July 5, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT: How do you begin to gauge the transformation that can take place over the course of three years? For a group of leaders of the Church in the Arab World, men and women who left their families, cultures, and ministries for a season of equipping far from home, it … Continue reading Shifts in Perspective and Relationships with Faculty Equipped ABTS Graduates