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.
In many ways, children are at the very heart of our ministry, especially at-risk children! A considerable number of children wrestle with special needs in a country that struggles with inclusion. Moreover, with Syrian refugees comprising one-fourth of the population in Lebanon, the country continues to have the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world. In fact, around 3.3 million people in Lebanon, i.e. more than half of the population (Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, other), are categorized as vulnerable with an estimated 2.7 million categorized as poor (UNICEF – Lebanon). About one-third of these are 14 years of age and under.
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.