Our teams, pastor partners, and ministries are deeply committed to restoring lives by the power of the Gospel. Our aim is to serve, educate, and meet real physical and spiritual needs of deprived people in the Middle East. Your help makes an eternal difference. (All donations are tax deductible.)


Your gift provides relief to impoverished believers in local churches across Lebanon as well as Gospel discipleship to those who desire to spread the Good News.


Join us as we pray for those who are suffering, but more than that, join us in making a real difference in the lives of those who are “the least of these” by making a donation. Thank you!


Our Story —

Through Jesus Christ, God made His grace known to us when we were young, and from His love and mercy we felt compelled to the ministry in the USA and the Middle East. We believe that Jesus came to earth willingly, lived here, was crucified, and rose on the third day. We follow the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16–20) and proclaim the Good News to all people.
In 2003, Pastor Tony Ghareeb founded Shining Hope …

Vision — 

Transformation through empowered and inspired believers sharing their faith


Mission — 

Our mission is  to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to disciple, mobilize, educate, inspire, and transform unreached groups in the Middle East (Matt. 28:19).


Goals  —

Proclaim • EQUIP • Establish • SEND

Strategy —

To develop and disseminate Christian values based on relationship-driven programs to believers in Lebanon and Syrian refugees and the rest of the Middle East.  


    Values —

Jesus Always • ACCOUNTABILITY • People First • DIGNITY & RESPECT • Compassion •  COOPERATION • Responsiveness • MULTIPLY

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Leadership — 


FOUNDERS —Tony & Souzan Ghareeb

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS — Ray Androas • Cal Calvert • Scott Smith • Terry Smth • Sam Yu

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ADVISORY BOARD — Jonathan Parker • Daniel Lastname

STAFF — Tony Ghreeb • Souzan Ghareeb • Kate Accountant • Mandi Stem


What people are saying …

“Our church has been partnering with Tony and Souzan in their ministry for seven years. Many in our church participate in the gathering of vital supplies and the logistics of shipping them to Lebanon. Regularly taking part in meeting the needs of those who desperately need it has been a great experience for us.”
— David Morris, Senior Pastor, Cedar Run Community Church, Oak Hill, VA
“For the last six years Wellspring Church has been a proud partner of Shining Hope International. Because of the great gospel need in Lebanon, their influence continues to grow. What started as a small school, has grown into a holistic ministry that is reaching entire communities. It is a privilege to play a small role in helping them fulfill their mission to make disciples.”
— Scott Smith, Lead Pastor, Wellspring Church, Webb City, MO


“If not you … then who?

If not now … then when?

And if not them … then why?”




Hope Academy Building Update

We continue to make progress on the new building for Hope Academy.


UPDATE from Lebanon

Tony and Souzan send greetings from Lebanon. Shining Hope offers hope to those in Syrian refugee camps — from an opportunity for children to get an education, planting a church, and reaching out to parents with the love of Jesus. The lost are coming to Christ, people are being baptized, and we are helping to satisfy physical needs of those who need it most.  Join us by donating today!


Hope Academy April 2023

Happy Easter and greetings from Lebanon in Jesus name!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support. We want to share with you how well the school is doing. Children love to come to school to learn about Jesus, where they also study English and many other subjects. We average 300+ children per day, but with the weather is improving, some of the children have to work to help support their families.

The Word of God is a light!

An 11-year-old …


Training Center March 2023

Christ for the Crescent World (CFCW), now Shining Hope International (SHI), has helped Christian individuals and local churches get involved in the mission field since 2015. Our work is accessible, creative, and comprehensive.

In 2015, SHI helped a local church start a new school. Presently, SHI operates a school of 350 children in Anjar. Two churches have been planted, one for the Leb …


$37 / Month Brings Education and Hope to a Child

We often ask, “How much does genuine care cost?” Tragedies and crisis continue to overwhelm the Middle East, especially after the earthquakes that hit the region. As you read our web page and newsletter, you will see that there are many children struggling to find a place to call home. Many Syrian refugees are orphans and live with extended family members.


Relief packages for those affected by the Syrian earthquake

The earthquakes that hit Turkey, Syria had a major effect on the region.  Currently, 46,000+ people have died , and many are  homeless. Syrians are coming to Lebanon as refugees because of the earthquake, and our team is responding to this influx by offering food, children’s blankets, medicine, and …




“Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature…”

Mark 16:15

— Contact —
Shining Hope International
P.O. Box 10451 Burke, VA 22009
800.586.1210 • 703.967.5068