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Ordinary People, Extraordinary God

Ordinary People, Extraordinary God

Inspired by the song “O Be Careful Little Eye”, the camp’s theme Dir Belak (Be Careful) focused on helping kids understand how to both guard their senses and celebrate them as gifts from God. Each day’s curriculum was concentrated on a different sense, such as eyes, ears and mouth, and finally, arms and legs.

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From Avoidance to Trust: Catholics & Evangelicals

From Avoidance to Trust: Catholics & Evangelicals

On May 2, BCYM (Baptist Children and Youth Ministry) led a children’s event for over 170 children! Invited by MIDADE Maghdouche and Abouna Chady, our team had the privilege to spend the day singing hymns, sharing Bible stories, crafting, and enjoying lunch with the community.

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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...

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From Broken Homes to a Home of Hope

From Broken Homes to a Home of Hope

By Amy DaoudSara* 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...

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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...

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BCYM Christmas in a Box

BCYM Christmas in a Box

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...

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Conferences

Family to Gather: Encouragement in a Time of Uncertainty and Anxiety

Family to Gather: Encouragement in a Time of Uncertainty and Anxiety

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.

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Lina Abu Jamra on the Role of Cell Phones in Our Lives

Lina Abu Jamra on the Role of Cell Phones in Our Lives

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?

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