News & Stories
By Dana HaidamousThe 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. After...
BCYM has launched the BCYM Camp in a Box in order to cater to children during these troubling times. The Camp in a Box is for ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 and contains 15 days worth of activities to fill children at home with love and hope in God's word. The 6 to 10 year...
Is there any hope? How do I deal with my anger? What should I do to secure my future? Why are there so many changes? Why can’t I see my friends?
So many questions with few concrete answers. Children and youth across Lebanon are struggling to understand the situation and cope with the fears of their parents and the community at large.
SPREADING THE LIGHT THAT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS
We are taught from a young age not to be anxious about anything but to pray and thank God for everything we need. And we, in turn, instill this hope along with God’s promises in our children and youth so that they may live life with Christ.
OUR PLAN B WAS GOD’S PLAN A
Disappointed by the cancellation of the Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) Children’s Camp that they had flown all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to help out at, the Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) team from Lorne Park Church was surprised to learn that their visit was nevertheless an unexpected answer to a struggling pastor’s prayer.
What if a story of hope came out of the Middle East instead of the usual news of war and chaos? What if you had a chance to partake in this story of hope? In a country where the Lebanese youth see no other prospects than to emigrate and the refugee Syrian youth have...
Having been encouraged by a friend to attend, on Saturday, January 11th Rana set off for the Family to Gather event that was taking place at the ABTS Moore Conference Center that day. Hoping to find solutions to the crisis happening in Lebanon and keep her family strong in the midst of it all, she brought her husband, nursery-aged son, and 8-year-old daughter along with her. What happened for her family there, however, was beyond what she could have hoped for.
When we wake up each morning, what’s the first item we lay our hands on: our Bibles or our smart phones? Jesus commanded us to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33), but how many of us have the resolve to lay down our distractions and truly focus our attention on God alone?