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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

SKILD Advocating for Students at the Beirut Marathon

SKILD Advocating for Students at the Beirut Marathon

Ashley al-Saliby March 9, 2016   Last year’s BankMed Youth Race, part of the Beirut Marathon. (Photo: The Beirut Marathon Association) BEIRUT: The Center for Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences, one of MEBO’s partners in Lebanon, is an Official Charity Partner of the BankMed Youth Race which will take place on April 10th as … Continue reading SKILD Advocating for Students at the Beirut Marathon

Above and Beyond: The SKILD Team’s Efforts to Serve Refugee Communities

Above and Beyond: The SKILD Team's Efforts to Serve Refugee Communities

Ashley al-Saliby March 4, 2016 BEIRUT: The SKILD Center offices buzzed with activity in the final weeks before assessment day, which would be the culmination of several months of preparation. The team worked hard, creating a customized assessment document, a thick booklet carefully printed and bound in the office. Five hundred individual student assessments were … Continue reading Above and Beyond: The SKILD Team’s Efforts to Serve Refugee Communities

A Cultivated Passion: One Houston Woman’s Ongoing Commitment to the Work of God in Lebanon

A Cultivated Passion: One Houston Woman’s Ongoing Commitment to the Work of God in Lebanon

Ashley al-Saliby February 16, 2016 BEIRUT: The passion of one person is often contagious and impactful in the lives of others, because by nature passion has to be shared, expressed, and demonstrated. Within Liz Crusey, a Houston-area woman whose gifting and heart for ministry thrives in the community-focused outreach of her local church, dwells a … Continue reading A Cultivated Passion: One Houston Woman’s Ongoing Commitment to the Work of God in Lebanon

The Refugee and the Body of Christ: Middle East Consultation 2016

The Refugee and the Body of Christ: Middle East Consultation 2016

January 18, 2016 Authored by The Institute of Middle East Studies Team at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary BEIRUT: The Church in the Middle East is experiencing a time of unprecedented change. There exist significant challenges, and yet at the same time unimaginable opportunities. In response, the Institute of Middle East Studies at the Arab … Continue reading The Refugee and the Body of Christ: Middle East Consultation 2016

Jesus Knows the Journey of the Vulnerable and Marginalized

Jesus Knows the Journey of the Vulnerable and Marginalized

December 13, 2015 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT: Have you considered, recently, the tangible compassion of the Savior whose birth we celebrate during this season? The Gospel accounts reveal that Jesus could always be found where no one else wanted to be: with the marginalized. Whether He was touching a leper, exalting a child, or conversing with … Continue reading Jesus Knows the Journey of the Vulnerable and Marginalized

Beirut Baptist School Continues to Demonstrate the “Practical Christianity” of its Founders

Beirut Baptist School Continues to Demonstrate the “Practical Christianity” of its Founders

Ashley al-Saliby December 2, 2015 BEIRUT: If you’ve had the privilege of spending any time at Beirut Baptist School, you’ve witnessed the fact that each school day is a condensed expression of eager joy, clear purpose, and genuine love. Inside the high walls of the campus exists beautiful harmony in a diverse community. The school’s … Continue reading Beirut Baptist School Continues to Demonstrate the “Practical Christianity” of its Founders