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Author Nabil Costa

What do you want for Christmas this year? Have you created a gift list or made hints to family and friends about what you want? Here is a Christmas gift list, not for me but for the region which I call home and that I love dearly – the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). […] Read More

When historians look back on 2015, it likely will be remembered as the year the impact of the war in Syria was finally felt in Europe. Europeans are starting to meet the hundreds of thousands of victims of horrific conflict in Syria and Iraq on their terrain. I can understand the fear that many Europeans […] Read More

Since the summer of 2011, the Lebanese Baptist Society (LSESD) has been directly involved in reaching out to vulnerable Syrian refugees affected by the crisis.  What we are witnessing today is the changing, cleansing and transforming of hearts, which God alone can do. One young Lebanese pastor, whose church is currently serving around 750 Syrian […] Read More

Not long ago the U.S. considered Iran to be one of the “axis of evil” countries while the latter referred to U.S. as the “great Satan.” Now we see leaders of both countries hugging each other in what appears to be the start of a new love story as they sign an agreement over Iran’s […] Read More

No different from other regions of the world, the Middle East-North Africa is saddled with its own share of challenges. They come in different forms and combinations. Over the years, our Lord has taught us to seek in every challenge an opportunity to light a candle and praise God. We do so through the various […] Read More

The Baptist movement in Lebanon started in 1893 with one person – Sa’eed Jureidini, a photographer – who on a trip to the United States visited Third Baptist Church in St. Louis, where he came to know Christ as his personal savior and was baptized. Upon his return to Lebanon, and while resuming his work […] Read More

Often coffee breaks in our offices in Beirut allow time for reflection. Lately, I’ve been asking myself, “Why in the world did the Baptist missionaries found the Beirut Baptist School 60 years ago? Why did the Presbyterians start schools over 100 years ago in the Middle East region? Was their goal conversion of students to […] Read More