Monday, July 31, 2017

Bandor and Ghaziyeh Lost their home in Syria.

They fled to Lebanon to live in a plastic tent. The whole refugee camp burned down and they lost their “home” again. Their little boy died in the fire. Their little baby girl is badly burned.

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A Lebanese family has accepted to host this refugee family in their home (with air conditioning) until the baby improves enough, before they go back to the refugee camp.
WAM will donate $1500 from its emergency reserves to help this family.
Please pray with us, and pass this on to your family and friends to also pray and see if they can help. We have a small window to raise the funds to ensure this little one survives.

Today we visited the Qob Elias camp that was destroyed by a fire 3 weeks ago. We went to visit the family that had a child that passed away in the fire and to find out the status of the little girl, Nawal, that was severely burned. When we arrived at camp, we found the father of the family, Bandor. We inquired how Nawal was doing and found out that she had been taken in by a Lebanese family. The hospital released her 3 days ago. The reason that they released her is because Bandor and his family could not pay for her care any longer. The NGOs that were helping them only paid for 90% of the hospital bill. The family had to pay the remaining 10% which the family had to borrow. When they released her, the family returned to their tent where temperatures are soaring around 100 degrees each day and they have no air conditioning. It’s also unsanitary.


    We ask Bandor if we could visit Nawal and that we would like to help them with the expenses they have incurred and to pray for her. He agreed to let us get some pictures and video so that we could share the need with our friends. He rode with us to the home of the Lebanese family that was so graciously helping them. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and invited in. We learned that, Ghaziyeh, Bandor’s wife, and their 2 other children are staying with them as well. We were ushered into their living room and they brought Nawal in to see us. We were very moved when we saw her and her condition. She had bandages over some of the affected area but not all of it. Her legs have severe burns on the back of her calves and the back of her heel but they were not covered.
  
We asked the Lebanese family about how things were going and what their needs were.  The wife, Sobiyeh, began to tell us about how she had seen the story on Facebook about this family. She was so moved in her heart to do something to help them. She was able to contact the family and offered to bury their child that had passed away in their family plot. When Nawal was released from the hospital, Sobiyeh and her family went to visit them in their tent. She told them that they have air conditioning in their home and that they would take Nawal home with them. They also have helped Bandor and his family by lending them $1,000 to take care of the extra medical expenses and medications. This family took them in as if they were their own family. We were so blessed the family let us pray a blessing over their home for the generosity they have shown.
    
We found out that Nawal needs another seven days of inpatient treatment so that she does not get an infection and that her wounds can be treated properly. Her little body was so hot with fever! She will also need an additional 10 days of outpatient visits after the hospital to care for her wounds and to monitor her condition. The hospital was adamant they will not let her stay without the funds up front. We have 24 hours to raise $6,700. These funds will cover the remaining hospital care, her outpatient care and the money for Bandor to pay Nassar and Sobiyeh back for the loan

Syrian refugee camp gutted by fire which destroyed almost every tent ...

metro.co.uk › World › Syria

Jul 2, 2017 - A refugee camp housing Syrians who fled the civil war has been ... in Lebanon's Bekaa region, where the camp was built near Qab Elias town.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The real-life drama of Jesus’ time on earth riveted Amina


Jamal invited the woman in to talk.She replayed her questions for him and explained how long she had tried to find answers…


For nearly three hours, Jamal and Amina talked through all she had wondered about Jesus. He concluded their time together by giving her the Bible he had used to answer many of her questions…


At home, Amina hid her treasures, reading them only when she knew others in the family would not discover her secret life. Studying the New Testament one night, she realized that the route of Jesus’ travels likely had taken Him right through her village…


The real-life drama of Jesus’ time on earth riveted Amina, and several weeks after meeting Jamal, her own journey brought her to take the step of faith of becoming a Jesus follower.


Dreams and Visions - Tom Doyle, pp 202,203


We are raising money to distribute 5000 Bibles in Lebanon among Syrian Refugees this September. Please give! As little as $6.00 can buy one Bible. Here is the link:

Thursday, July 6, 2017



Despite the increasing conflict we see intensifying in places like Syria and Egypt, and all over the Middle East, God is at work in a powerful way.

Thousands of Muslims are coming to Christ!

And when a Muslim is seeking to know about Jesus, they come to us in search of a Bible.

A gift of $6.00 or more, will put a Bible in the hands of a Syrian refugee in Lebanon.


A team of us are going to Lebanon in September, and we look forward to distributing 5000 Bibles to those who do not have one, have no access to one, and want one
with all their being.

Phil Leng

The Bible is the most translated book

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The Bible is the most translated book, the most printed book, the most read book in the world today, and in the history of the world.

Please help me get Bibles printed in Arabic into the hands of the Syrian refugees that have crowded into Lebanon.

Even a gift of $6.00 can put a Bible into the hands of someone hungry to know God’s truth.

Thank you so much.

Phil Leng

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

20,000 Bibles gone in less than a year!

In less than twelve months they were completely out of stock—20,000 special edition New Testaments for Palestinian Orthodox believers. For many families, this Bible is the first one they have personally owned. A key church leader said about this project: “We should have done this 2,000 years ago.”
And all right it was. There was a huge demand for the New Testaments. Within a year all 20,000 copies had been given out to Palestinian Christian families, most of them on the West Bank, Gaza and Israel.
The response was overwhelming. “People are calling me daily. ‘I never dreamt that I would have my own bible,’ one man said.” Other Christians are reaching out to Nashat from Jordan, Qatar, and even the United States to thank his organization for printing the Bible...
“One particular encounter with a Christian who received one of these 20,000 bibles had a great impact on Nashat Filmon. “One morning we were visiting the Jenin area and I saw an old lady reading her new Bible in the first sunlight, sitting in the entrance of her house. An hour later, when we returned, she still was there; she seemed not to have moved at all. And she was still reading in the Word, in broad daylight. She had been reading for a full hour.””
June 15, 2017 Open Doors

Please do your part to help us deliver Bibles to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon when we go there in September 2017. Your gift even as small as $5.00 can purchase one Bible. Please help today!
https://www.gofundme.com/Bibles-for-Syrian-Refugees

Thursday, June 29, 2017


“Adel’s path to becoming a leading client of the (Syrian) secret police began five years earlier. The nominal Islamic faith of his teenage years transformed into an obsessive drive as a young adult to discover truth about God wherever and however it may be found. For endless hours online, he studied every major religion in the world, convinced he would find an answer to his inner longings.

“The beginning of the end of his search occurred the first night he met Jesus in a dream. The morning after, he tried to convince himself it was ‘only’ a dream, a desire erupting from somewhere in his subconscious and motivated by his compulsive thinking about ultimate things. The next morning - the morning after his second dream - dismissing the experience was more difficult. Twenty eight additional nights in a row of seeing Jesus left Adel helpless before the gracious God he had encountered. Within a week after the last dream, he found a Christian believer who could explain what he should do, and Adel accepted Jesus Christ into his life.

“The intensity of Adel’s search became the intensity of his commitment. He quickly caught the attention of the secret police and promised himself and God, even before his first interrogation, that he would always answer questions truthfully. But he wouldn’ offer any information he didn’t have to. Less than a year into his new way of life, he had his first chat with the police…

“Adel’s resignation to life in Bab Touma freed him to share his faith openly with fellow prisoners, and by default with the guards. Reciting Psalms aloud, Adel periodically noticed one or more guards outside his cell, listening. Guards inadvertently gave Adel a powerful opening to share the gospel with other inmates…

“On his fortieth day at Bab Touma, when he felt as if he’d already been there several lifetimes, Adel was set free. He never knew exactly why.”

Dreams and Visions - Tom Doyle pp 141-143

Please help me get Bibles printed in Arabic into the hands of the Syrian refugees that have crowded into Lebanon.

https://www.gofundme.com/Bibles-for-Syrian-Refugees

Even a gift of $6.00 can put a Bible into the hands of someone hungry to know God’s truth.

Thank you so much.

Phil Leng

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Best Friends:
Palestinian Habib - Beloved);
and Danny -  Israeli soldier.

The soldier at the Bethlehem checkpoint opened the back door and crouched close to the wounded man’s head.

“Habib, don’t tell anyone about this.” He pulled a card from his vest pocket. “You have to take my military ID and head straight to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus. You and I are about the same size and look similar, so they won’t ask questions. You have to do this.”

Habib grabbed the hand holding the soldier’s identification. “You’ll be dismissed from the IDF and disgraced for doing this, Danny.”

It doesn’t matter. Just go, my friend.

Minutes later, surgeons at Hadassah Hospital believed they were operating on an Israeli soldier who was a victim of an accidental shooting. Only when the real owner of the ID showed up the next morning to visit their patient did details of the story begin to circulate.

Habib’s hatred of Jews was undermined further when, far from disgracing Danny, the Israeli government branded him a hero because of his sacrifice and commitment to peace. And perhaps most troubling of all to his long-standing attitude, the medical staff continued their kindness and humane treatment even when they found out Habib was Palestinian.

Throughout weeks of recovery, one question dominated Habib’s thoughts. Why would God save me from certain death? Surely it was not so he could join a militant group like Hamas and fight to destroy Israel.

The question wandered through his mind as he drifted to sleep one night during his third week in the hospital.When a light flashed from the doorway of his room, he assumed one of the nurses was making her rounds. But then Habib realized the place he lay was not the hospital room in which he had gone to sleep, and the light was coming from a . . . man. Something profound passed between them as the person spoke four words: “I love you, Habib”

Habib awoke to his room at the medical center and knew the man in his dream had been Jesus. Spurred by several recurrences of the same visitation, Habib found a Bible and read the New Testament all the way through the next week.
Now Habib had a new question. How have I missed Jesus all this time? It seemed especially ironic given that he and his newfound Savior were born in the same town.

Today Habib has embraced Christ completely. And Danny?

“Danny is like a brother to me”, says Habib. “I have been threatened because of our friendship, and I finally had to leave the West Bank. All because I am friends with a Jew who saved my life.”

Habib has also joined forces with people quite different from the Hamas combatants who attracted him before his conversion. Part of the reconciliation movement of Jews and Palestinians. Habib now risks his life to bring down walls not made of concrete.

Dreams and Visions - Tom Doyle pp 192,193

Please help us provide Bibles for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon when we go there in a few months. A gift as small as $6.00 can provide one Bible.



https://www.gofundme.com/Bibles-for-Syrian-Refugees

Monday, June 19, 2017



Despite the increasing conflict we see intensifying in places like Syria and Egypt, and all over the Middle East, God is at work in a powerful way.

Thousands of Muslims are coming to Christ!

And when a Muslim is seeking to know about Jesus, they come to us in search of a Bible.

A gift of $6.00 or more, will put a Bible in the hands of a Syrian refugee in Lebanon.


A team of us are going to Lebanon in September, and we look forward to distributing 5000 Bibles to those who do not have one, have no access to one, and want one with all their being.


Phil Leng

Saturday, June 17, 2017

After encountering the Bible, I have changed

Ahmed made a decision for Christ the night our team had a baptism!  He encouraged our church the next day with this text, “Up until now, I have been a conservative, stuck-in-the-mud Muslim.  However, after encountering the Bible, I have changed.  The Word of God has deeply affected me, and last night I believed! Praise the Lord for how He has changed my life!”

Please help more Muslims encounter the life changing words from the Bible in Arabic.

Would you please give $6.00 (or more) to buy a Bible to put in the hands of a Syrian refugee in Lebanon?

Thank you

Phil Leng



https://www.gofundme.com/Bibles-for-Syrian-Refugees

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I am back!

Here it is 2017.

I am back. The same subject from a different angle.

We are heading to Lebanon to work with the Two million Syrian Refugees who have fled across their nearest border.

What do they need? Everything. There are governments and big NGOs supplying food water and other physical needs.

I am more moved by their longing to have the Bible, the Word of God, in their mother tongue Arabic, in their hands.

If you start following this blog again, you will be reading a lot more about that.

Welcome back!

Phil