One of our focuses in ministry in Lebanon is helping underprivileged families. Every family has a unique story but they all have something in common- all these families have gone through pain, lost their loved ones and have left their homes behind, family and culture. Many have used their savings to travel to Lebanon.
Pray for these families who face humiliation and stress every day as they struggle to survive.
Over the past several years the Learning Support Project at RCB has helped to close the widening gap in the educational needs of Syrian, Lebanese and now Iraqi children.
When the LSP first began, only supplemental help was needed. As the war rages on and children remain displaced, the issue has become more than simply incorporating children into existing school structures.
Children have grown older without a formal education, and the odds of children successfully entering a school become almost nil. In the face of the crisis of leaving a generation of refugee children without an education, the LSP staff are teaching basic literacy and numeracy to an increasing number of students.
For three days a week this summer, the LSP will be adding three more classes to the existing five, in congruence with our abilities and the increasing need for education among displaced children. Our hope in giving children the gifts of literacy and numeracy go hand-in-hand with our desire to give children a ‘love of learning’, an invaluable trait for life.
We look forward to the opportunities to teach children about understanding, respect and love for one another, no matter where we come from or what our customs might be.
We praise God for the faithfulness of the many who have allowed the LSP to function at such a high standard up to the present. Please continue to pray for the staff and students of the Learning Support Project as we enter into a new season of ministry among an eager and needful group of children.
Hikmat and Krista have sent the following prayer requests:
Give praise to God for St John’s support
Pray for the new emerging leaders who are serving amongst their own ethnic groups
Pray for RCB as it expands its mission in the Middle East and North Africa
Pray for health and strength for the Kashouh family
Hikmat and Krista are Pastors of Resurrection Church, Beirut, Lebanon www.rcbeirut.org