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Irish Baptist Networks Trust Ltd

A Charitable Company

 

 

 

 

 

New project   August 2016

 Can you help  forgotten children

 

 

 

SYRIA’s FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

 

Help for SYRIA’s FORGOTTEN CHILDREN living in Lebanon’s year-round camps.

 

Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BYCM) of the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) hold summer and all-year-round camps and conferences for children and teenagers. They focus on vulnerable children and teenagers who are refugees.

These are often the highlight of the year for many children, providing time and space for them to feel special and make connections with caring leaders in a safe environment.

God’s love for them is expressed through relationships. Often in the camps there is an opportunity to make wider connections with camp volunteers from outside Lebanon.

 

In November 2016, Irish Baptist Networks (IBN) welcomed Nabil Costa, Executive Director of LSESD to N. Ireland. He shared the challenges that our brothers and sisters face in Lebanon - hopes and dreams for the future of Christians in the Middle East.

As he left us, Nabil requested that IBN would support a camp/conference. IBN is now has establishing a Project to raise £6600 ($8500) to support a camp in Lebanon.

 

To get an insight into Syria’s Forgotten Children and the work of LSESD view the BMS WORLD MISSION (BMS) video https://reclaimedground.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/syrias-forgotten-families/

 

TARGET: £6600 to support a Camp/Conference in Beirut. An ambitious target?   Perhaps! However, it provides an opportunity to show direct practical support for this ministry.

 

Most of us get a holiday of some sort. Let’s demonstrate our practical love and Christian generosity by sharing in this valuable ministry for many children who are... forgotten ... but not by God, or our brothers and sisters involved in LSESD. See their work at www.lsesd.org

 

Every gift, large or small, will be acknowledged. To ensure accountability all funds will be transferred by IBN to LSESD through BMS which has well established bank processes for this as LSESD is their leading partner mission organisation in Lebanon.

Nabil is a BMS director. We appreciate their practical help with this Project.

 

Once we have met the project target we will then explore how a group from Irish Baptist Churches can visit Beirut (in 2017?) to see the vital and wide-ranging ministries of LSESD. Our support comes first — then we hope to arrange an educational mission visit.

 

Please make your personal/church gift payable to Irish Baptist Networks and send it to The Hon. Secretary, Irish Baptist Networks, 1 Barronstown Court, Dromore. BT25 1FB -- marked for “Lebanon-Syrian Children Project”.   All gifts can be Gift-Aided to Irish Baptist Networks   http://www.ibnetworks.org/gift_aid_form_ibn_3.html

Gifts can be sent by BACS: Contact Stephen Adams stephen.adams@ibnetworks for details.

Organised by in partnership with BMS        to to support LSESD

 

 

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Irish Baptist Networks is managed by the directors of I B Networks Trust Ltd, a charitable company registered with NI Charity Commission (Ref:NIC100323) and with HMRC.

 

 

 

 

Information on Baptists in England and Wales can be found on the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Baptist Union of Wales websites while information on Baptists in Scotland is to be found at the website of the Baptist Union of Scotland.

 

Information from the BMS World Mission can be found below.

 

 

National Settlement Team Visit Report now available

(Click on link above or on the left)

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You are personally invited to an informal get-together with visiting Baptist Church leaders

on     

TUESDAY 24th MAY

from

10.30am -1.30pm
in

PORTSTEWART BAPTIST CHURCH.

 

Click on this link for more Information

 

 

 

Report on Nabil Costa's 

IBN Visit to Northern Ireland

Now Available

 

Click on this link for the report

 

Read the report on the visit of EBF President Oti Bunacui to Ireland.

 

Click on this link for the report

 

 

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE CRISIS

 

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Irish Baptist Networks

received into BWA membership

Click here to see article

 

Report from

the fellowship morning

with

James Greenwood

Click here to see full details

 

Recordings of the morning with Roy McMullan are now available.

Given the size of the files the recording is in two parts.

 Click here to go to the recordings

 

Recordings from the Prophetic Voices on the Margins Conference now available on the site.

 

Click for Stuart Murray Williams on:

The Contemporary Context

The Anabaptist Story

 

Click for Roy Searle on:

Following the Celtic Trail

The New Monasticism

  

Minister of Justice David Ford commends IBN's Human Trafficking conference.

Click to read UTV report.