For about 20 months after the Beirut explosion, MERATH supported 20 churches and community-based partners as they responded to the needs of over 6,000 households in their neighborhoods. In the process, God opened many doors for them to build new meaningful relationships and strengthen their practical Christian testimony.
Election season in Lebanon wrapped up when citizens went to the polls on May 15. Wissam Nasrallah, COO at LSESD, reflects on how Christians should engage with politics.
Welcome to the MEBO Family of Ministries!
MEBO works closely with Middle Eastern Christian leaders on a multi-track mission to strengthen the witness of the Church in the Middle East. The family of ministries are six, locally-led, faith-based ministries united under the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development including the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Dar Manhal Al Hayat publishing house, the Beirut Baptist School, SKILD Center (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences), Baptist Children and Youth Ministry, and MERATH (Middle East Revive and Thrive).
A message from Dr. Nabil Costa, MEBO board member and CEO at LSESD
We empower the church in the Middle East to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ through outreach, education and love of neighbor.
Because we follow Jesus Christ, who identified with and responded compassionately to the needs of the vulnerable and marginalized, calling us to love our neighbor and saying “blessed are the peacemakers,” MEBO partners with a family of ministries that are reflecting Him in their context with intentionality and excellence.
The 9Marks series, translated into Arabic by DMAH, is a well-known resource that helps pastors and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one.
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.
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