It is always exciting to experience the unknown—hearing the language, understanding the culture, meeting the people and letting go of preconceived ideas. One thing that I did walk away with is that God is at work, through others in Lebanon, and that filters into the Arab world. It is amazing to think that there are 98% muslin students at the Beruit Baptist School learning about Jesus and singing Christmas songs. One has to feel that the seed has been planted. It was also very informative to hear about the future plans of the Arab Baptist Seminary and how their students come from many of the neighboring middle eastern countries.
The most memorable part of visiting Lebanon was getting to know the boys at the orphanage and developing those relationships. It was such a nurturing environment for them, which made it easier to say good-by. God knows our needs before we do and He is at work preparing the Way. I am just so thankful that Les and I listened to His call and went; not really knowing why. Just like the hymn says, God is truly “How Great Thou Art”.