Dear friends and partners, greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On Friday, October 19th, Lebanon was once more victim to a terrorist attack when a car exploded in a very narrow residential street in Ashrafieh – an area of the capital Beirut mostly inhabited by Christian families. The 30 kg … Continue reading An Urgent Plea to Pray for Lebanon
On the afternoon of October 19th, I was in Beirut working with our partners at the Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development (LSESD). While in a meeting with Alia Abboud, someone knocked at the door to say that a bomb had gone off in downtown Beirut. As soon as we learned that it went … Continue reading Praying Harder Than Before
Often while sharing MEBO’s story in person, we know we’re among good friends. However, once in a while we feel we’re among family. In late October, MEBO had the great privilege of being guest exhibitors at the Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, or BGCT.* This was truly a time we knew … Continue reading Texas Baptists Like Family
What a privilege we at MEBO have to serve our brothers and sisters in the Middle East North Africa region! As we spend time with these faithful servants of God, we are constantly in awe of how they carry themselves through so many uncertain days, always trusting the Lord to provide as they continue in … Continue reading Kingdom Partnership Through MEBO
You may not have noticed, but Lebanon was in the headlines again recently. It did not last long, and quickly was replaced by all the news and sound bytes surrounding last Monday night’s Presidential Debate, but October 19th the violence in Syria spilled across the border as a car bomb exploded in Beirut’s mostly Christian … Continue reading Pray for Lebanon!
Recently, the world learned that in the month of August alone, an estimated 100,000+ Syrians fled the borders of their country. Also in August, the UN estimated that one million Syrian people were uprooted, and one million more are found in need of urgent aid. The International Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent … Continue reading Partner with MEBO Today to Serve Displaced Syrians
As violence rocked the center of Beirut again and as I have watched the crisis in Syria unfold with all its horrors, I’ve wondered where does God fit into all of this? The fear and anxiety is palpable. The political narrative has changed from a people genuinely desiring freedom, to one of a battle for … Continue reading When the Victory of God seems like a Distant Dream
If the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much, how much more does it avail when many brothers and sisters in Christ, from different churches, denominations and nationalities, gather together in one place and in one spirit to lift a prayer of faith and supplication to God for Lebanon’s sake? The prayer meeting … Continue reading ABTS Hosts Prayer Meeting for Lebanon