Saturday, May 13, 2006

Fortress Gate #1

We arrived in Lebanon yesterday with a group of 5. Our purpose here is to find out about the Palestinians living here and how we can work among them. It seems that it is difficult to find out much about them and even more difficult to gain access. So we named the project "Fortress Gate"; it is like the Palestinians are in a frotress, but God has a gate.

We just met two Palestinian brothers, Jamal and Ridda, from Sabra aged 14 and 16. They roam the street in West Beirut and shine shoes. We talked to them as they shined our shoes -- they are from a family of 10; 4 boys and 4 girls; neither had ever been to school; their father is unable to find work.

We have a meeting this afternoon with a friend that we hope will help us make contacts. We will also several contacts whom we will try to call to set up our schedule for the rest of the week.

One of our team shared this Bible vers this morning: Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up of you ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in. Who is he, this King of Glory? The lord Almighty - he is the King of Glory. (Ps 24:7 & 10)

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