Who We Are


A Bridge of Support for the Global Church

MEBO exists to serve as the US fiscal sponsor and a bridge of support from global believers to the Thimar-LSESD family of ministries serving the Middle East.

Beginning in the 1950s, the vision and efforts of American missionaries led to the creation of Beirut Baptist School (BBS), the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), and the Christian publishing house, Dar Manhal al-Hayat (DMAH). After transitioning to Lebanese leadership in the 1990s, this family of ministries has grown to six under the umbrella of the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD).

What MEBO is Doing

MEBO is a non-profit organization representing thousands of individual church members who have a passion for helping Christians in Lebanon reach out with the love of Christ to their nation and other nearby countries. This effort is carried out exclusively through a partnership with the Thimar-LSESD, who represents multiple Christian ministries based in Lebanon and enacted through local churches. The ministries include a K-12 school, a seminary, a publishing house, refugee and humanitarian programs, a special needs entity, and a children’s ministry.
MEBO’s work is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who are dedicated experts from varied professions that maintain fiscal support responsibilities, link with communication efforts and social media to USA churches and members, and serve as a mobilization hub for many to participate each year personally.

What Thimar – LSESD is Doing

Thimar-LSESD is a Lebanese nonprofit that seeks to strengthen the witness of the Church in the Arab World through inclusive education, community development, and church discipleship. A core belief at Thimar is that proclaiming the Gospel goes hand in hand with demonstrating the Gospel. Thus, they aim to imitate His holistic ministry by caring for the whole person — mind, body, and soul.

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