A Vision for 2020
In the midst of ongoing crises, not only in Lebanon and the surrounding areas but worldwide, we are reminded that “…we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” It is with grateful hearts that we continue the work set before us to support our ministry partners at LSESD.
As the current breakdown of the Lebanese economy will most likely lead to widespread food insecurity and hunger, the situation locally is worsening and people are taking to the streets again with a cry for survival. LSESD is doing everything it can to support our church constituencies, community members, and staff with food vouchers to get them through these harsh days. The seminary and the school (K-12) continue their teachings online and are doing a great job! The seminary is also hosting frontline workers of medical personnel and others on its premises to keep them away from their loved ones during the quarantine. The relief team is mobilizing Covid-19 response projects in addition to staying in close contact with all local and regional partners to best adapt to the circumstances at hand. In order to stay in touch with the youth that we serve, our team is leveraging short videos on social media to share various hopeful messages and resources for teens, children, and parents.
Such is the challenging reality of our nation today and the context within which we serve. We invite you to make 2020 the year you prayerfully consider joining hands with us in spreading the light of Jesus as we reach those whose vulnerability has been dramatically heightened during the ongoing crises and recent COVID-19 pandemic.
Grace and peace to you in the name of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.