Ordinary People, Extraordinary God

Ordinary People, Extraordinary God

By Pauline Nasri Georgette Issa has been in a wheelchair since the age of one. For her, leaving the house is a tough and pricey task. Not only must she pay for rides, but she must check if there is electricity, so she can use the elevator to move in her wheelchair....
From Avoidance to Trust: Catholics & Evangelicals

From Avoidance to Trust: Catholics & Evangelicals

By Ghina Saad and Sarah Jennings Nestled in hills just a few miles from the biblical city of Sidon, Maghdouché is a small village known for its Greek Catholic heritage. Pilgrims come from all over Lebanon to visit its famous shrine to the Virgin Mary. The community is...
Team Update: Saying Goodbye to Gladys Haddad Sebali

Team Update: Saying Goodbye to Gladys Haddad Sebali

Saying goodbye is never easy! Especially to a colleague like Gladys Haddad Sebali who has been with us for 23+ years, i.e. since the founding of LSESD in 1998.   In 2006, and along with our Youth Minister Rev. Joseph Kazzi, Gladys played an important role in leading...
From Broken Homes to a Home of Hope

From Broken Homes to a Home of Hope

By Amy Daoud Sara* is one of several ladies who BCYM has had the privilege of working with. She grew up in unhealthy environments, first living with a negligent mother and then with an emotionally and physically abusive father. “I did not know anything about my...
Finding Jesus, the Healer

Finding Jesus, the Healer

By Amy Daoud “From pain grew peace and love.” These are the words of 20-year-old Nour, a recent graduate of Home of Hope, a shelter for former street kids. For the first few years of her life, Nour was a victim of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her...
BCYM Christmas in a Box

BCYM Christmas in a Box

By Dana Haidamous The Countdown to Christmas has begun at BCYM. Our team and volunteers have been busy printing, buying, packing and putting the final touches on the Christmas Camp in a Box just in time to distribute to over 1,000 special children across Lebanon....