TMM Lebanon Fall Newsletter
Saturday September 20th 2014, 6:56 pm
Filed under: Lebanon,Middle East

So much has been happening with TMM Lebanon…wanted to share the Fall Newsletter. If you would like to support what God is doing there please send us an email!

In the midst of all the chaos in the Middle East, the threat coming from ISIS, the conflict in Gaza

God is at work!!

As the eyes of the world are on the Middle East, making it in the headlines of all news, we do have a different report that we would like to share!
Two years ago, the Lord called us through a set of circumstances to start working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This in itself was not in any of our plans as Syrians are considered the enemy who has occupied Lebanon for 15 years

After a small scouting trip to camps, abandoned buildings and garages where people stay , we saw the refugees not only as Syrian but more so as people who have lost everything, who are living in fear, in trauma and in deep need!

Our response started with basic food items and some clothes distribution.

But with God’s help and with several partners joining

efforts with us we were able to do much more.

Starting an education program

Then the lord also helped us start a literacy and education program for children who are completely illiterate

And now a year later we did a ceremony where each child received his/her certificate of accomplishment

What a time of rejoicing!!

We also celebrated an end of year program where kids who were completely rebellious, with no sense of disciplined excelled

Second school

After the first school experience, we were also able to start another program in a different camp

Our biggest joy is to bring the God of Hope in the midst of despair .
Several bible study are being held now in tents and these sunni refugees are thirsty to hear the word!

These refugees are hopeless , disillusioned and very open to receive the word of God that brings joy and peace to their hearts!

Medical outreach

Throughout the year we held several medical outreaches where doctors, pharmacists, and nurses volunteered to give from their time and effort into the lives of those people.

More than a medical check-up, the doctors are able to give psychological and emotional support and in our team there is always a group dedicated for prayer. So it is not uncommon to see people deeply touched by the glory of God and overwhelmed by His presence as often this was the first time in their lives that

someone prayed for them personally.

New Project

Lately, we have also signed a partnership agreement with Dorcas Aid Holland to help cater to the needs of new comers in the Mount Lebanon area, families who fled from the troubled areas in Syria and have lost homes and family members, or Christians fleeing Iraq because of religious persecution. We have listened to heartbreaking stories and brought comfort and relief to many.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to all who took time to come and offer a helping hand.

We had teachers come to help in the schools, university students who came and helped with distribution, doctors who offered their expertise, families who came to paint and be a blessing, intercessory teams who came to pray for the harvest and for the church–all short mission teams that have been an amazing blessing!

The harvest is plenty and it is ripe!!

We have seen Jesus touching people’s lives, we are seeing the kingdom advancing and we want to invite you to be part of history in the making.

God is on the move and no matter what the media is saying HE REIGNS!

Michel and Nuna Matar

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