ADVENT: CHRISTMAS IN BEIRUT

Lebanese teenager Markus Kashouh is a popular YouTuber and presenter on SAT-7’s children’s channel. During an unrelentingly difficult time in Beirut, Markus shares what got him through – and his plans to reach out to his hurting city this Christmas:

Difficult experiences like the explosion, the economic crisis and the pandemic can cause kids to turn inward and physically isolate themselves.

What helped us all to get through the aftermath
was knowing that God is with us. Although we were shaken, the faith God put in our hearts, and the hope that things will get better, gave us strength to continue and to go out and help others.

This year, amidst the economic crisis in Lebanon, my church, Resurrection Church Beirut, is working on a Christmas production that will be performed live in a theatre at Christmas.

This production is a musical that tells the story of
the nativity, including dancing, singing and a lot
of drama. It will be a great outreach to people in Lebanon who need to hear the Good News. We pray it will bring hope and joy to the hearts of the broken.

REFLECT

Christmas is an opportunity to bring joy in our local communities. How are you and your church planning to show Jesus’ love to your neighbours this Christmas?

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