We landed in Lebanon.
After 13 hours of flying from Atlanta through Frankfurt to Beirut, our team successfully made it to the land of the cedar tree forest ( Lebanon). We were tired after the flight, but the mighty hand of the Lord guided us to our destination. Our faith in the Lord allowed us to make it. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” ( Philippians 4:13).
Gladys, Danny, and Jessica greeted us at the airport and we ate dinner with them. It was such a joy to meet and fellowship with them as they warmly welcomed us to Lebanon. “We who had sweet fellowship together walked in the house of God in the throng” (Psalm 55:14).
Our team is staying at a monestary. That same night, Deborah, Sarah, and Dave went on a walk and explored the outside of the monestary. The view from Beirut at night is gorgeous! God’s creations are splendidly gorgeous! “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy” ( Psalm 96: 11-12).
The next day, our team visited a Lebanese church. The pastor preached on a passage from Philippians 2: 2-16, emphasizing the importance of witnessing and being a light for Jesus to everyone we meet. He quoted in Arabic, ” You say what you do and you do what you say,” meaning that we witness to others based off of our desire and drive to know the Lord more.
After church, we ate lunch at a Lebanese restaurant. The food was delicious and we talked and had fellowship with each other.After lunch, the day with me, Dave, Kim, Deborah, and me going on a long walk. We took many pictures and had fun enjoying the nature of God’s creations in Lebanon. As all of you who are reading this can tell, we had fun along the way! “Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them” (Psalm 126:2).
We concluded the day with dinner together with Gladys, Danny, and Jessica. Overall, today was a fun-filled day that the Lord made for us. “Every person should eat, drink, and enjoy the benefits of everything that he undertakes, since it is a gift from God” ( Ecclesiastes 3:12-13).