Now is the time: Texas Baptists winterizing refugees in Lebanon
by Leah Allen — October 17, 2014
In Lebanon, millions of refugees are trying to figure out how to survive brutal temperatures as the winter months approach. Through the development of a winterization project, Texas Baptists are sending necessities like blankets and heaters to help refugee families prepare for the winter.
Since early 2011, when the Syrian conflict began, more than 1.5 million refugees have fled to Lebanon seeking safety. At least 10,000 Iraqis have also sought security in the country. Most of them have little money and no place to live.
Lebanese churches from various denominational backgrounds have embraced many of the refugees, displaying…
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As the peak of summer heat has already passed in Lebanon, most residents are gearing up for winter while many refugees are preparing just to survive. Texas Baptists have the opportunity to help provide warmth to the refugees through a partnership with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) whose mission is to serve the church in Lebanon and the Arab World through spiritual, social and educational development.
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