Lebanon Fundraiser 2021

Sunday, April 18 2021

Join us on Sunday, April 18th for our annual missions fundraiser in support of our partnership with Canadian Baptist Ministries, the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, and the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. Our CBM global field worker, Emad Botros, will be speaking in the morning service and answering your questions afterwards during our virtual luncheon. Find out more about how COVID has affected the work happening in Lebanon, the shift to distance education at the ABTS, as well as the impact of the Beirut explosion on the city and country. Send your questions to Pastor Joel by Thursday, April 15th. We will also have some pictures from the 2019 Sent trip to Lebanon.

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Our goal:

Last year, our church raised $9,633 from our Lebanon fundraiser. Our target for this year is $9,000 – let’s see if we can beat it!

Where your gift goes:

  1. Botros Team Support
    Support Emad and Almess Botros in their ministry in Lebanon. Emad serves as a lecturer in the areas of Old Testament and Islamic Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary where he trains and equips students for ministry across the Middle East and North Africa.
  2. Middle East Consultation
    These funds normally go to cover registration and travel cost for non-western participants at the Middle East Consultation at ABTS. Through this support these church leaders and pastors are able to travel to Lebanon, attend the MEC, and then return to their home country and ministry. Note: During COVID-19, MEC 2020 will be held online. Funds will help with cost of speakers, planning, etc.
  3. Syrian Refugee Support
    These funds make it possible for Syrian refugee children to participate in camp ministry in Zahle. Increasing each child’s self-esteem and building strong relationships with them are key aims of the ministry. Camps held all year round include music, a Bible message, games and crafts. Children also go on visits to farms and other places they would not normally go to in order to make them feel special. Note: During COVID-19, funds may be used for other forms of refugee support.

Ways to give:

  1. Online with a credit card:
    https://www.givetogo.org/team/FBCRegina
  2. Mail, or drop off, your donation at First Baptist Church Regina
    • Make cheques out to CBM
    • Note “FBC – SENT Lebanon” in the memo line or on the envelope

Lebanese recipes (for virtual luncheon at home):

Lebanese Ground Beef (Hashweh)

Beef Kafta

Chicken Shawarma

Lebanese Crispy Falafel

Bulgur Pilaf

Lebanese Rice

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

Videos:

CBM Calling Video 22 April 16, 2020 from CBM on Vimeo.

 

LSESD Video from March 13, 2021

ABTS Video from October 29, 2020