2020 – from Calamity to Evolution, from Lament to Celebration: A New Ministry Season for ABTS

Elie Haddad – President of ABTS

The pandemic has caused global disruption and has forced the world to rethink priorities and methods, and even to raise core and foundational questions about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

This is no different for ABTS. Life was suddenly disrupted by the pandemic, as the majority of our programs and initiatives revolve around bringing people together, whether in a classroom, in chapel, or in meetings and gatherings. It did not take a lot of thinking and effort, however, to implement emergency measures and move everything online. This was not the main challenge. Operating in a volatile region has conditioned us to become flexible and nimble and to be able to adjust quickly when we are faced with disruptions.

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