BEIRUT, Lebanon (BP)--The frightened, protective Muslim mother finally agreed to let Christian medical workers take her sick 2-year-old daughter to the hospital.
“If you send me with one of your people, I am ready to go with her,” the Shiite woman told the Christians at Beirut Baptist School, where she has found shelter for her family from the fighting that raged near her home.
|Laundry in the windows bears witness to the role of Beirut Baptist School as temporary home to hundreds of refugees fleeing the fighting in Lebanon. Baptists and other volunteers cook meals, clean and do what they can to create a safe refuge. |
Then, from behind the black veil that completely covered her face, she quietly spoke these words: “Please, pray for my daughter.”
Amid the darkness and suffering of war, a ray of light is shining in Lebanon.
For weeks, Lebanese Baptists and other Christians have been housing, feeding -– and loving -– hundreds of mostly Shiite Muslim families driven from their homes in Beirut’s southern suburbs and towns farther south by the battles between Hezbollah guerrillas and the Israeli military. Read More