Pray for Melanie Baggao endorsed to serve in Lebanon in ministry to Arab speaking cultures.March 25, 2015
In partnership with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, Melanie will begin her service in the Arab world by studying at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, where she will learn language and culture and build relationships in preparation for future ministry in Arabic-speaking cultures. She will also participate in ministries of compassion as our Lebanese partners respond to pressing needs in their communities.
A member of her Missionary Partnership Team shared Melanie’s (Mel) comments following her recent trip to Lebanon: While many believe Lebanon to be a place of peace on the surface in that they have more freedoms compared to the rest of the Middle East, there is conflict all around its borders and people are tense about their future. Mel said that she was reminded of the verse in Revelations 21:5. Lebanese Christians say Lebanon is the gateway to the Middle East. God is starting new things that have not been previously tried there, like expanding focus on kids with special needs and relief for Syrians in neighborhoods. Mel was encouraged to see college age students and young adults in ministry.