History

HISTORY

HISTORIC TIME LINE

Heart for Lebanon was founded in 2006 as a natural response to the devastation left behind in Southern Lebanon after the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel.

2008 – started serving Iraqi refugees who came to Lebanon as a result of the conflict in Iraq. Providing a holistic approach to ministry was developed.

2009 – Student scholarship program began to help students attend a Christian School to advance their studies.

2010 – started serving the Bedouins and Gypsies tribal communities in the South of Lebanon.

2011 – Civil war erupted in Syria sending over one million refugees into Lebanon. Started providing holistic care to help refugee families toward a better future.

2012 – The ministry in the Bekaa Valley opens making it more efficient and allowing faster response time to help the surging Syrian refugee population.

2013 – Children at Risk Initiative was created. Beirut Hope Center started providing transformational skills and basic education needed for a better future.

2013 – Health Awareness program begins helping refugees with general health education and practical hygiene.

2013 – Syrian holistic refugee ministry expanded to South of Lebanon

2014 – The Bekaa Hope Center opens with 24 children attending.

2014 – Heart for Lebanon introduces Hope on Wheels ministry, a mobile fun and educational truck designed to engage refugee children where they live.

2015 – Beirut HUB opens with warehouse space, food packing operations, offices, and training room.

2015 – The South Hope Center opens with 42 children and expands to 75.

2015 – Property is purchased in the Bekaa Valley to house our Hope Center, distribution center, Bible Studies, administration, and chapel.

2016 – On June 22, 2016 we broke ground for our new Hope Ministry Center – Bekaa.  By December 2016, we were laying concrete

2017 – We are serving 3,000 Christian and Muslim refugee families each month with food and hygiene items and relational care. We have 300 Children in our H.O.P.E. Educational program learning to be Godly future leaders of the Middle East.