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HOPE 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 Lebanese in Beirut and one for the community in Anjar. The local church body in Anjar comes entirely from a Muslim background. In addition, three home churches were planted. We continue to go to remote villages and offer both physical food and spiritual food. We distribute Bibles and teach lessons based on Biblical principles. We are honored to share our hope in Jesus Christ.

We have supported six different pastors in Lebanon since the deadly explosion in Beirut. We currently support one local church in Beirut whose pastor died of COVID in 2021. The ministry has grown so much, resulting in a need for a Training Center to teach, equip, and send out missionaries throughout the Middle East.

WHY? We are setting up a uniquely placed training center to disciple and train new believers to become missionaries of the future. With your help, we can impact the world and multiply the number of missionaries to be sent out, instead of relying on the traditional one-missionary-at-a-time method.

HOW? By equipping new believers to serve before sending them out, we prepare to further the gospel. The local believers live on a lean budget, but their advantages include knowing the distinct cultures and languages of the people they represent.

WHEN? Now. Due to the displacement of Syrian refugees and the crisis in Lebanon, many people barely survive on a day-to-day basis. More than 2.5 million Syrians have migrated to Lebanon. The good news is that many of these people have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. What is the need?

To teach and encourage, to grow and equip disciples of Jesus Christ, who are known for serving others—people who make His name known by their fruits and their character. We need to complete establishing the training center. It will empower future missionaries to meet the pressing need in the Middle East. Each convert will receive a Bible.

YOUR IMPACT — Your donation will help us complete the training center by this summer. Through your contribution, SHI will be able to send local disciples as missionaries to over 21 countries in the Middle East. We believe there is a place for you to join us in making an eternal difference!

Mathew 28: 16–20
Training Center Video March 2023