Faithful Women in Lebanon

by Marilyn Borst, The Outreach Foundation's Associate Director for Partnership Development

I have returned to Lebanon for the 26th time and will soon be joined by a team of eight women from California, Oklahoma, Maryland, Nebraska, Illinois and Washington, D.C! In the days ahead, we will meet with partners whose ministries with refugees from Syria are bringing hope and healing in Christ’s name. Grateful that Julie Burgess and Nancy Fox will return along with six wonderful "new women": Martha Erisman, Mary Beth Lawrence, Caryl Weinberg, Claire Levy, DD Blackman and Pam Hillis. Late on Sunday, we will head to the Women's Conference at Dhour Shweir, sponsored by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, where we will be gathered, once again, with 100+ sisters from the Presbyterian churches of Syria and Lebanon. I am thinking ahead to the exuberant time we will have which I am calling Bibles, Beads and Beautiful Buddies – much time spent in study and worship around God's timeless Word, a craft project that uses beads (oh-so-many-beads) and hours of fellowship with our friends, old and new. As these pictures from last year reveal, there will be a whole-lotta love and joy goin' on! SO grateful to Rev. Najla Kassab for inviting The Outreach Foundation to return! And thanks to all of you for joining us on this journey…