FBC Lebanon Partnership

 

Live from Lebanon Fundraiser

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

Our fundraiser on May 24, 2020 was a moving experience with powerful stories from our SENT team, the Botros family in Beirut, and a Palestinian seminary student.

Here is brief snapshot from CBM of the triple crisis in Lebanon, and the church’s ministry in the midst of it all. (June, 2020)

Luncheon highlights:

  • Lebanon was in the midst of a political and economic crisis when Covid-19 struck
  • Schools and banks closed intermittently since the fall
  • Prices for food and other necessities have risen dramatically and staff salaries have been cut
  • A number of students remain stranded in the dormitories, unable to return home
  • Local churches and the LSESD continue to care for Syrian refugees
  • Young people, including an increasing number of believers with a Muslim background, are choosing to enter ministry with a heart for their people
  • The student shared how attending ABTS has given him tools and turned his heart towards peaceful ways of being faithful to Jesus in his relationships and in his community
  • We were asked to pray for the church among Palestinians: for peace between Muslims, Jews and Christians.
  • Emad has finished his dissertation on Jonah and the Quran and will defend it in June

Watch for more highlights in the newsletter and on the website in days to come!

To learn about the ministry of our CBM partner in Lebanon, visit the LSESD website or watch this video.

 

Middle East Consultation

June 18 2020: A Dynamic Pause: Reflections on Simplicity, Purpose, and Transformation in this Time of Pandemic.

  • Speakers: Martin Accad, Rima Nasrallah, Gary Nelson
  • Registration opens June 1st 2020. Register Here.

Monthly online webinars have replaced the in-person conference. This gives everyone an opportunity to take part in this unique conference.

 

SENT to Lebanon Team

We traveled last June 14-27, 2019 to visit our Lebanese partners and ministries.

The trip itinerary included the Middle East Consultation in Beirut on the theme “Thinking Biblically about Muslims, Mohammad and the Qur’an.” The team also got to know our mission partners, Emad & Almess Botros, their sons, Timothy and Nathaniel, and to see firsthand some of their ministries with students at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), with churches and with refugees. The team also met CBM field staff Elie and Mireille Haddad (ABTS president), and Joe and Alexandra Bridi, and visited churches ministering to refugees in several Lebanese cities.

Here is a description of the ministry exchange CBM prepared for us: SENT teams description.

For more information on the work of ABTS seminary: Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS)

 

Commitments – First Baptist Church Lebanon Partnership: (2018-2020)

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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