Planting Seeds in 2021
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 has led to widespread food insecurity and hunger, the situation is worsening and the ongoing lockdowns due to COVID-19 present new challenges and obstacles to overcome. LSESD is doing everything it can to support our church constituencies, community members, and staff with food vouchers to get them through these harsh times. The seminary and the school (K-12) continue their teachings online and are doing a great job! 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 and launched the Camp-in-a-Box program to share hope 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 2021 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.