Hiba and Rafed | Syria
Now that this is our final academic year, we will be soon returning to Syria to start a new ministry there. We would like to plant a church, but we wait for God’s guidance. We need much prayer as we return to our war-torn country after having been away for five years. Pray that the Lord gives us wisdom and prepares the way before us. Pray for us to be faithful servants who walk in His will and extend His Kingdom in Syria.
Awney and Demyana | Egypt
We returned to Egypt sooner than expected due to the pandemic; we haven’t exactly settled in as a married couple yet, so we ask you to pray that we establish ourselves in Egypt and that the Lord directs our steps as we serve Him here.
Abukanidy | Sudan
I can’t wait to see my wife and kids again. I will be reuniting with them as soon as the airports open since this is my last academic year. As I await this moment, please pray for protection over my wife and kids as the virus continues to spread. Pray also that I finish this year well.
Student from Palestine
My plan is to return to my home country as soon as the airports open as this is my final year. However, there are certain complications in my paperwork that might impede my swift return. So pray that the paper work procedure goes faster so that I return home to serve my people.
Eilia | Sudan
Please pray that my obedience, faithfulness and commitment to the ministry continues to grow in the Lord. Pray for my new ministry in Sudan in light of the current circumstances, and pray that the airport opens so I can return there. Because of the pandemic, I am not sure where and how to start, and my preset plans seem to no longer apply, but I am certain of the One who called me to partner with Him in His work. Pray for the Sudanese Church, and pray that I might humbly transmit to my local church what I learned here in the past three years.
John | Egypt
Please pray that I may be given wisdom and direction in this next phase in my life as I am launched into ministry and as the lockdown begins to loosen. I also need prayer because I am soon to be engaged.
Student from Egypt
We are going through a difficult time in Egypt, so we pray that ministries thrive again there and the virus spread stops. I am thankful for the opportunity to reach many online through our online meetings and written contributions.
Waheed | Sudan
My prayer is that I always remain pliable clay in the hands of the Potter so that I am shaped into His likeness. As He called me to leave my job and everything else behind to study theology in Lebanon, pray that He continues what He began in me so that I serve my community after graduation and reach out to those who are far away from God. Please pray for people who aid my spiritual maturity and serve alongside me in Sudan – so that we share our abilities and resources for the extension of the Gospel.
Jimmy Geagea | Peacebuilding Field Coordinator
Jesus, during this phase, You showed us Your power and care by healing people of all ages and walks of life from physical, mental and spiritual ailments.
Please God, be present near those who need your loving touch because of COVID-19. May they experience Your power of healing. Take away the fear, anxiety and feelings of isolation.
We lift to You our concern for the people who are prone to severe illness such as the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.
Let them feel Your love.
Roula El Azzi | Executive Assistant
Let us pray that the pandemic ends and airports soon open so those who are trapped away from their loved ones can return home.
Chaden Hani | Peacebuilding Researcher
Both my husband and daughter work in the medical field; our house has been like a hospital for the sick lately. We are taking in and nursing people who come to us tired.
I then ask you to pray that God’s people would show mercy to those who are suffering and show them Christ in practical ways. Pray also for our alumni who serve the Lord in different parts of the Arab world.
Marcelle Saad | Student Affairs Assistant
Please pray that our residential students, who remain on campus, will be able to make it to their home countries soon. As they continue their year there online, pray that the Lord helps us to stand by their side despite the distance.
Brent Hamoud | IMES Programs Coordinator
Please pray for insights and inspiration as our faculty prepare to hold an “online residency” in place of the traditional residency for our current Master of Religion module. Pray also that our students may be given strength and focus as they try to attend to the demands of work, family and studies while in lockdown.
Nabil Habiby | Adjunct Faculty
Pray that God continues to grant us the strength to be people of hope and courage in a time of despair and fear.
Abed El Kareem Zien El Dien | Core Faculty
Let us pray for the economic and health situation of Lebanon. We pray that the virus spread would be restricted as people begin to leave their homes. Pray for protection over our professors, students and staff.
Moreover, I would like to praise the Lord for His faithfulness. He has brought me thus far, as I have completed my Doctorate in Ministry.
Joubran Hasbany | Maintenance Coordinator
Pray for the ministry of ABTS in these times. We know the ministry is God’s, so it will continue, but we pray even so for it. Pray also that Lebanon undergoes a current of radical change.