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MEET ALI

He is a refugee who has been living in Lebanon for the last 12 years. He has a wife and two young children, ages 3 and 1. Their home was destroyed in bombing raids in Syria, and he was forced by threat of violence to flee. Before the war his life was good. Now he can’t find work, nor is he allowed to legally hold a job, because he is a refugee. Daily survival is a struggle for Ali and his family.
It is estimated that 2 million Syrians are now living in Lebanon as refugees of war. Escalating conflicts continue to drive scores of people from their homes in Syria to neighboring countries,  including Lebanon.
  • Inside Lebanon it is illegal for Syrian refugees to work, and there is little or no access to government infrastructure such as schools and healthcare.
  • No formal UN refugee camps exist in Lebanon. Living in informal tent settlements, mainly in the Bekaa Valley and the south of Lebanon, refugees are faced daily with endure little protection and a lot of instability.
  • Women and children are the most vulnerable and are often the recipients of gender-based violence, child labor, and sex trafficking. They make up the majority of the refugee population in Lebanon as many have lost male family members to the war in Syria.
  • 76% of Syrian refugee families live below the poverty line and most live in substandard shelter conditions.
For many refugees, life in Lebanon is characterized by struggle, disappointment, and despair.
Heart for Lebanon’s focus on holistic, relational, and unconditional ministry is providing essentials to families, which allows us to reach and engage them in a relationship. On-going visits give us the opportunity to invest in their lives on a deeper level than just humanitarian aid.

ACCESS MINISTRIES

It is Heart For Lebanon’s mission to make disciples.
We do this through targeted ministry programs that “lead people from despair to hope”.
The Heart for Lebanon staff met Ali and his family and were able to understand their unique story and needs. Providing supplemental food, hygiene, and survival essentials to his family meets a desperate need while allowing the Heart for Lebanon team to build trust and begin a relationship with Ali’s family.
In the Muslim culture, it is unheard of to help someone unconditionally. If a favor was received, then another favor was expected to be given in return. This leads people to ask the Heart for Lebanon team, “Why are you helping us? You know I have nothing to give you in return.” It’s at this pivotal moment in all of our Family Care visits where we have the great honor of introducing Jesus Christ into the conversation. During these visits, Heart for Lebanon Team members begin to share about the person of Jesus Christ. What starts out as simple conversation often turns into a life transformed by hope.
The families we serve are living in desperate conditions.  The majority of which include widows and orphans who struggle to survive the harsh realities of life in Lebanon. By assessing the specific needs of each family, our unconditional physical care begins by providing essential survival items like, supplemental food, hygiene supplies, wood stoves, bedding, mattresses etc.

RELATIONAL
ENGAGEMENT

Once Ali’s family was given practical care, the Heart for Lebanon Team was able to address the emotional and spiritual needs of his family. It allows the Heart for Lebanon Team to share their personal journey, which includes our love for Jesus Christ. It is the authentic relationship, treating people with dignity and building trust, that leads to real change and begins the process of reconciliation through spiritual discipleship.
It is not just adults who are looking for hope. Our greatest opportunity to transform the middle east lies within the over 600,000 refugee children living in Lebanon. We have a historic opportunity to reach a generation with the truth of Jesus Christ.

CHILDREN-AT-RISK

Over 50% of 2 million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon are children under the age of 18. The youngest of these have known no other life than that of poverty in unstable living conditions. Without an education they will not develop the academic, social, or spiritual capacity necessary to establish a better future for themselves, their families, or their communities. Heart for Lebanon is providing learning activities on a consistent basis in the classroom and the tent settlements to reach the as many refugee children as possible.
Ali’s children get to participate in the Hope on Wheels program which includes skits, songs, games and puppet shows. When they get older it will also include opportunities for them to participate in sports activities, Bible clubs, health awareness lessons and other educational opportunities.

Here is what we are doing

to move these children from Despair to Hope

HOPE ON WHEELS

Hope On Wheels is a mobile ministry truck that travels into tent communities and gives children the chance to play and learn in a safe environment so that they can enjoy being children again.

H.O.P.E. PROGRAM

The H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty through Education) Program provides a non-formal education for refugee children who are unable to attend local schools. Children who have been out of school for several years become prime targets for extremist groups. Not only are subjects like Math, English, Arabic, and Art covered; children are also learning stories from the Bible and about their identity in Jesus during Chapel.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Ali is now a follower of Jesus Christ! Ali and his wife are faithfully attending Bible studies and Worship Gatherings where they learn about peace building, reconciliation, forgiveness, dignity and much more.

BIBLE STUDIES

Bible Studies provide a place where people can come to ask questions, learn from the biblical perspective, and experience true community. It’s in this environment that we study topics on peace building, reconciliation, forgiveness, dignity, community respect, life-style and health. This is where the transformed lives of those we serve become passionate about seeking to transform the lives of those in their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have over 1,000 Muslim-background men and women involved in Bible Studies and discipleship communities.

CHURCHES

Over the last two years, many adults who have decided to follow Jesus have been coming to weekly Worship Gatherings where they can praise God and learn more about Jesus in a community of people on the same faith journey. As worship gatherings grow and leaders are developed, Churches are being planted. These Churches serve as a faith community for growing Jesus followers, and a place of hope and service to those in need.

MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP

Ali is serving in Leadership in Hope Evangelical Church and is actively involved in discipling and leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. “ I have found everything I need through Jesus Christ and He has called me and my family to return to Syria to serve others and tell them about Jesus.”
As we walk alongside those being discipled, Heart for Lebanon’s staff select those that show the desire, dedication, and calling to minister to their own people. These Believers are invited into a Leadership group where they are further equipped and trained on how to reach their own communities and people groups with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Driven by the compassionate heart of Jesus Christ, Heart for Lebanon exists to see lives changed and communities transformed. Our long term vision is to see thousands of people from a Muslim background become followers of Jesus Christ, equipped and mobilized throughout Syria, and the Middle-East, to raise up new communities of faith and demonstrate Godly leadership.
We believe that God will use Ali, His family, and thousands of others like them to radically transform the Middle-East for Jesus Christ. Will you join us in this historic opportunity?
THE
DESPAIR

MEET ALI

He is a refugee who has been living in Lebanon for the last 12 years. He has a wife and two young children, ages 3 and 1. Their home was destroyed in bombing raids in Syria, and he was forced by threat of violence to flee. Before the war his life was good. Now he can’t find work, nor is he allowed to legally hold a job, because he is a refugee. Daily survival is a struggle for Ali and his family.
It is estimated that 2 million Syrians are now living in Lebanon as refugees of war. Escalating conflicts continue to drive scores of people from their homes in Syria to neighboring countries,  including Lebanon.
  • Inside Lebanon it is illegal for Syrian refugees to work, and there is little or no access to government infrastructure such as schools and healthcare.
  • No formal UN refugee camps exist in Lebanon. Living in informal tent settlements, mainly in the Bekaa Valley and the south of Lebanon, refugees are faced daily with endure little protection and a lot of instability.
  • Women and children are the most vulnerable and are often the recipients of gender-based violence, child labor, and sex trafficking. They make up the majority of the refugee population in Lebanon as many have lost male family members to the war in Syria.
  • 76% of Syrian refugee families live below the poverty line and most live in substandard shelter conditions.
For many refugees, life in Lebanon is characterized by struggle, disappointment, and despair.
Heart for Lebanon’s focus on holistic, relational, and unconditional ministry is providing essentials to families, which allows us to reach and engage them in a relationship. On-going visits give us the opportunity to invest in their lives on a deeper level than just humanitarian aid.
ACCESS
MINISTRIES

ACCESS MINISTRIES

It is Heart For Lebanon’s mission to make disciples.
We do this through targeted ministry programs that “lead people from despair to hope”.
The Heart for Lebanon staff met Ali and his family and were able to understand their unique story and needs. Providing supplemental food, hygiene, and survival essentials to his family meets a desperate need while allowing the Heart for Lebanon team to build trust and begin a relationship with Ali’s family.
In the Muslim culture, it is unheard of to help someone unconditionally. If a favor was received, then another favor was expected to be given in return. This leads people to ask the Heart for Lebanon team, “Why are you helping us? You know I have nothing to give you in return.” It’s at this pivotal moment in all of our Family Care visits where we have the great honor of introducing Jesus Christ into the conversation. During these visits, Heart for Lebanon Team members begin to share about the person of Jesus Christ. What starts out as simple conversation often turns into a life transformed by hope.
The families we serve are living in desperate conditions.  The majority of which include widows and orphans who struggle to survive the harsh realities of life in Lebanon. By assessing the specific needs of each family, our unconditional physical care begins by providing essential survival items like, supplemental food, hygiene supplies, wood stoves, bedding, mattresses etc.
RELATIONAL
ENGAGEMENT

RELATIONAL
ENGAGEMENT

Once Ali’s family was given practical care, the Heart for Lebanon Team was able to address the emotional and spiritual needs of his family. It allows the Heart for Lebanon Team to share their personal journey, which includes our love for Jesus Christ. It is the authentic relationship, treating people with dignity and building trust, that leads to real change and begins the process of reconciliation through spiritual discipleship.
It is not just adults who are looking for hope. Our greatest opportunity to transform the middle east lies within the over 600,000 refugee children living in Lebanon. We have a historic opportunity to reach a generation with the truth of Jesus Christ.

CHILDREN-AT-RISK

Over 50% of 2 million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon are children under the age of 18. The youngest of these have known no other life than that of poverty in unstable living conditions. Without an education they will not develop the academic, social, or spiritual capacity necessary to establish a better future for themselves, their families, or their communities. Heart for Lebanon is providing learning activities on a consistent basis in the classroom and the tent settlements to reach the as many refugee children as possible.
Ali’s children get to participate in the Hope on Wheels program which includes skits, songs, games and puppet shows. When they get older it will also include opportunities for them to participate in sports activities, Bible clubs, health awareness lessons and other educational opportunities.

Here is what we are doing

to move these children from Despair to Hope

HOPE ON WHEELS

Hope On Wheels is a mobile ministry truck that travels into tent communities and gives children the chance to play and learn in a safe environment so that they can enjoy being children again.

H.O.P.E. PROGRAM

The H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty through Education) Program provides a non-formal education for refugee children who are unable to attend local schools. Children who have been out of school for several years become prime targets for extremist groups. Not only are subjects like Math, English, Arabic, and Art covered; children are also learning stories from the Bible and about their identity in Jesus during Chapel.
SPIRITUAL
FORMATION

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Ali is now a follower of Jesus Christ! Ali and his wife are faithfully attending Bible studies and Worship Gatherings where they learn about peace building, reconciliation, forgiveness, dignity and much more.

BIBLE STUDIES

Bible Studies provide a place where people can come to ask questions, learn from the biblical perspective, and experience true community. It’s in this environment that we study topics on peace building, reconciliation, forgiveness, dignity, community respect, life-style and health. This is where the transformed lives of those we serve become passionate about seeking to transform the lives of those in their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have over 1,000 Muslim-background men and women involved in Bible Studies and discipleship communities.

CHURCHES

Over the last two years, many adults who have decided to follow Jesus have been coming to weekly Worship Gatherings where they can praise God and learn more about Jesus in a community of people on the same faith journey. As worship gatherings grow and leaders are developed, Churches are being planted. These Churches serve as a faith community for growing Jesus followers, and a place of hope and service to those in need.
MISSIONAL
LEADERSHIP

MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP

Ali is serving in Leadership in Hope Evangelical Church and is actively involved in discipling and leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. “ I have found everything I need through Jesus Christ and He has called me and my family to return to Syria to serve others and tell them about Jesus.”
As we walk alongside those being discipled, Heart for Lebanon’s staff select those that show the desire, dedication, and calling to minister to their own people. These Believers are invited into a Leadership group where they are further equipped and trained on how to reach their own communities and people groups with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Driven by the compassionate heart of Jesus Christ, Heart for Lebanon exists to see lives changed and communities transformed. Our long term vision is to see thousands of people from a Muslim background become followers of Jesus Christ, equipped and mobilized throughout Syria, and the Middle-East, to raise up new communities of faith and demonstrate Godly leadership.
THE
HOPE
We believe that God will use Ali, His family, and thousands of others like them to radically transform the Middle-East for Jesus Christ. Will you join us in this historic opportunity?