Who We Are
The Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) is a ministry of the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) that focuses on reaching out to and empowering the youth and children of Lebanon.
In a country once said to be predominantly Christian, Lebanon is now home to many children who have yet to hear about the love of God. Moreover, an even greater number of these children are in urgent need of psychological support and a safe place in which to express themselves and have fun. The atrocities of war having hurled them to a life of destitution, trauma, and hard labor, these innocent youth are particularly vulnerable to extremist messages offering them a false sense of empowerment and relief from adversity.
A Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Next Generation
Now more than ever, there is a battle for the hearts and minds of this potentially lost generation. Join us as we raise the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, to fight for these children’s right to survive and lead a fulfilling life. Despite whatever hardship and trauma these children may have endured, BCYM’s hope is that their dark past and troubling present will not be what defines their future. When these Lebanese and Syrian youth hear about Jesus, their lives are transformed, and, as a result, they carry the message of hope back to their families, which leads to the transformation of entire communities.
The Rescue Mission
Seeking to rescue this lost generation wandering in darkness, isolation, and immense suffering, BCYM arms itself with love and compassion, piercing the darkness with the light of the gospel. Keeping refugee and vulnerable Lebanese children as its primary focus, BCYM hosts numerous day camps and follow-up sessions in which staff and volunteers share the love of Christ. As many children hear about this love for the first time and find emotional support in their affliction, they are filled with a new sense of hope and purpose in life. No longer rejected and despised, these wounded children now realize that they are precious and dearly loved.
If we don’t act today and reach out to these vulnerable youth and children, they might remain hopeless and lost forever. What’s more, their situations might make them susceptible to possibly getting sucked in by extremist groups and entering a life worse than they ever imagined possible. Join us today as we seek to rescue these children from a life of hopeless uncertainty and transfer them into a life of abundant fullness!
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Mission & Vision
“Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”