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Gospel Fire in the Middle East

Rachel Chimits
June 14, 2019

From a fatherless street kid to father-figure for refugee children, one man tells about God's incredible work in his life and in Lebanon.

Muhammad’s father died when he was young, and he grew up more or less on Beirut’s streets. His mother sent him to a nearby church’s Sunday school in hopes that it would keep him out of trouble.

As he grew older, he had more and more questions for the Sunday school teachers who seemed like the only people in his world with the patience and kindness to listen.

He tried to be a good Muslim and study the Quran, but he was disturbed by what he found in it.

Unseen in the Middle East

Rachel Chimits
March 19, 2019

God is reaching out and caring for those who are considered a burden by their society.

You are driving down a rural backroad in the Middle East. To pass through a check-point on the road, you must have cigarettes and spare change.

The soldiers are friendly, smiling and waving through the car windows. They’ll accept the cigarettes and coins as ‘gifts’ and not ask too many questions as you drive through, especially if your car has a license plate from the right countries. 

In town there are no sidewalks, no traffic signs, no lanes or parking rules. A faded yellow cab barrels down your side of the road as the driver lays on the horn and swerves around a donkey-drawn cart. Children dart between the cars like dragonflies.