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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

The Rainy Season, Diminishing Resources, and the Need for Enduring Mercy

The Rainy Season, Diminishing Resources, and the Need for Enduring Mercy

November 10, 2015 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT: “Sometimes it becomes hard to breathe,” a friend explained to me last November. She is a Syrian refugee and a young mother, and was rather casually describing her living situation to me. After a weekend of torrential rain, I had asked her about her family’s circumstances. I was expecting … Continue reading The Rainy Season, Diminishing Resources, and the Need for Enduring Mercy

The Faithfulness of God Evident in the Lives of ABTS Graduates Serving in Hard Places

The Faithfulness of God Evident in the Lives of ABTS Graduates Serving in Hard Places

October 27, 2015 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT: “Even in the midst of war, we can worship,” he said with confidence to a small gathering of other pastors from the brutalized African country where they serve enduring local churches. “This next song was written in war time. The world does not have peace. Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading The Faithfulness of God Evident in the Lives of ABTS Graduates Serving in Hard Places

Lebanese Christian Leaders Urge Churches in the West to Choose Faithfulness, Not Fear

Lebanese Christian Leaders Urge Churches in the West to Choose Faithfulness, Not Fear

October 6, 2015 Ashley al-Saliby BEIRUT:  Sometimes fear closes our hearts to outstretched hands, and Dr. Nabil Costa, Executive Director of MEBO’s partner ministries in Lebanon, understands this dynamic well.  For several years now he has led Lebanese Christian ministries during an influx of 1.2 million Syrian refugees in a small country with a total … Continue reading Lebanese Christian Leaders Urge Churches in the West to Choose Faithfulness, Not Fear