Posted on March 15, 2023 LOVING GOD TOGETHER

September 24, 2023 – October 1, 2023

25th Anniversary Celebration of God’s Light with

The Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development

Ms. Alia Abboud, Chief Development Officer at LSESD, shares what will happen at the 25th anniversary and moments of looking back and looking forward:

“God created us to be on mission with Him and therefore to be in partnership with one another (1 John 1:3).  For our 25th anniversary next September, The Loving God and Neighbor Together celebration will be an opportunity for fellowship and giving thanks for God’s many provisions in these past 25 years and to seek together His counsel for the next 25 years.  As we look back on the past 25 years, our time together will be a combination of worship, seminars, and regional perspectives from practitioners and experts from several countries around the MENA region, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco…  

 We hope this will inspire us to look ahead and envision together how we see the Holy Spirit leading us to pursue the mission of God in our country and region for the next 25 years. This is where we want to have a meaningful consultation with our close partners to discern together what we think God is preparing for the next season of ministry.  We will also have the opportunity to visit some of our local church partners to encourage them in their ministry.  

Lebanese food is always a plus, so we have set dedicated time to enjoy together delicious meals and visit beautiful regions and historical places around Lebanon.  


Cherry on the cake, ABTS will be holding its Middle East Consultation (MEC2023) at the beginning of the week and its graduation over the weekend.

Might you be interested in joining our small IM team of seven to travel to Lebanon in September 2023?  Here is the proposed schedule & cost (which includes hotel, meals, conference registration & in-country transportation):

Depart the US on 9/23. Attend the Middle East Consultation 9/25 – 9/26       Attend the LSESD 25th Anniversary Celebration 9/26 – 10/1                               Meet with global servants in Lebanon 9/25 or 10/1                                              Depart Lebanon 10/1                                                                                                                   Total Cost: $2,000 + Airfare

Please contact ASAP to sign up and be part of the team. In order to reserve your space and be at the Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, a non-refundable deposit of $250 will be needed.