News & Stories

God Gave Me Talents

“My children love the “Hope on Wheels” programs. They are attached to each and every activity. When they come home, they narrate the stories they hear at the Hope on Wheels Club, telling me what they did and learned. I am happy because they are learning about Jesus. A while ago, I was worried about my children because they were facing many difficulties at their school. My husband and I decided to change their school.…

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A BLESSING FROM ABOVE!

Learning takes place through different mediums. At times it is auditory, where learning takes place through listening to the lesson. Other times it is kinesthetic, where learning happens by doing. However, for most learners, when the lesson is visual it is easier to retain. For that purpose, Heart for Lebanon’s staff works on reaching people through the use of multiple mediums, especially focusing on the visual.  Heart for Lebanon has a laundry initiative that gives…

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Disciple of Christ!

Claude Shaheen is a Lebanese man who comes from a Christian background. He was plunged into the Lebanese Civil War and lived through it. It robbed him of his youth and his future. To this day, the war has left its effects on him. He tried many remedies, ways to forget it, and one of those was attending church. He tried to silence his conscience, but to no avail.    Claude had a feeling within to…

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Finding Happiness in Jesus!

Nearly 11 years ago, the war in Syria began and violence escalated, which led to a Syrian refugee crisis. Today, around 1.5 million refugees remain displaced in Lebanon, the highest proportion of refugees anywhere in the world. For most of Heart for Lebanon’s 16 years serving in Lebanon, part of its operations was relatively centered on helping refugees and asylum-seekers annually from elsewhere in the Middle East alongside the vulnerable families of the host community.…

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Mohamad’s Story

The Deaf to Hear War is the only thing many Syrian children have ever known.  Even if they have fled to other nations, the physical and psychological wounds of war remain. The Syrian war has resulted in one of the worst educational disasters in modern history, with a generation of Syrian students paying the price.  When it comes to aggression, dangers to their health and safety, starvation, the potential of abuse, and loss of education,…

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If We Stop Today, Then What?

By Tom Atema I met Aleb just before I taught a lesson to our Missional Leadership Development class.  He is passionate, focused, and a diligent student of the Bible with a hunger to learn and apply what he is learning. He has come a long way in one short year through the Missional Leadership Development program.   Aleb grew up as a Bedouin orphan sitting and roaming with his Bedouin community. As a teenage Bedouin…

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Father to the Fatherless

Their building is right by the seashore. It is yellow, and very shabby. It stands alone in a sea of small slum-like houses. The interior is a scene of a war zone, though no war has taken place, nor any bombs exploded in it or nearby. The stairs are littered and rubble fills the corridors. Some levels have no windows or doors, and little bare-foot children roaming around.  When their father died, Diaa and his…

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Helping You Steward Your Resources To Make A Kingdom Impact

By Tom Atema Since 2006, Heart for Lebanon has as a Core Principle; to be a generous ministry. We do our best to do ministry with an open hand and to do so unconditionally.  Not only in the field in Lebanon, but also around the world with our friends, partners, and investors. I am sure you’ve heard that in the USA a ‘Great Wealth Transfer’ is coming. In fact, it’s already started.  This wealth transfer…

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Supporting BESGB school: No student left behind!

The crises that hit Lebanon in 2019 put severe strains on an already struggling educational system. As the country slips deeper, it is turning into an education catastrophe that is leading to a gap in access to quality learning among Lebanon’s poorer children, as many families cannot afford access to education.  “It’s hard to be optimistic regarding the future of education during this ongoing crisis. The education sector is under threat as many of Lebanon’s…

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An Exceptional Help at Unordinary Times

Lebanon has been subject to several crises, each contributing separately to the deterioration of the different aspects of living conditions. The economic crisis that started in 2019 is one of the worst in decades: currency collapsing, businesses shutting down, prices of basic goods skyrocketing, and threat of hunger looming over the poorest of people. The salaries are now worth a tiny fraction of what they were. Most of the people in Lebanon do not have…

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