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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

A Fish Out of Water: One Virginian Woman’s Choice to Study the MENA Region

A Fish Out of Water: One Virginian Woman's Choice to Study the MENA Region

April 29, 2016 Joy Fuller Joy Fuller, a new student in the Master of Religion in Middle Eastern and North African Studies program (MRel) at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, has written a short piece describing her recent experience in the MENA Christianity module. Her travel around Lebanon, her discovery of the historical Arab Church, … Continue reading A Fish Out of Water: One Virginian Woman’s Choice to Study the MENA Region

Nurturing God’s Global Heart in American Kids: A VBS That Raised Funds for Refugee Children in Lebanon

Nurturing God’s Global Heart in American Kids: A VBS That Raised Funds for Refugee Children in Lebanon

April 27, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby  LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS: Ice cream bars and hundreds of sticky fingers. Matching t-shirts and big smiles. Unforgettable music and silly hand motions. Bible stories and elaborate decorations. Crazy games and an army of committed, patient, costume-wearing leaders. Construction paper, popsicle sticks, and glitter galore! For many churches in America, summer … Continue reading Nurturing God’s Global Heart in American Kids: A VBS That Raised Funds for Refugee Children in Lebanon

The Uniqueness and Scope of Ministry in Lebanon Witnessed First-Hand by the MEBO Board of Trustees

The Uniqueness and Scope of Ministry in Lebanon Witnessed First-Hand by the MEBO Board of Trustees

April 1, 2016 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT: It was a beautiful way for two worlds to meet, as lifetimes of vision, intention, experience, and compassion joined hands near the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The diverse group of American visitors were eager to learn and observe, to meet up joyfully with dear friends or finally put … Continue reading The Uniqueness and Scope of Ministry in Lebanon Witnessed First-Hand by the MEBO Board of Trustees

In The Context of a War that Has Changed Everything, A Couple’s Heart for Ministry to Children is Unwavering

In The Context of a War that Has Changed Everything, A Couple’s Heart for Ministry to Children is Unwavering

Ashley al-Saliby  March 28, 2016 BEIRUT:  For Fouad and Hiba,* like countless other Syrians today, it could easily seem that everything in their lives has changed since the war began in March, 2011. The conflict has torn apart normalcy and peace for families from every demographic of Syrian society. And in many ways life could … Continue reading In The Context of a War that Has Changed Everything, A Couple’s Heart for Ministry to Children is Unwavering