On a beautiful spring Sabbath afternoon, Feda Sameh made a public decision to follow Jesus as she stepped into the pool behind South Hall. Pastor Sameh Danial Dous, the pastor of the Alexandria church, was overjoyed to have the privilege of baptizing his daughter. While the day had threatened to rain, the overcast sky cleared
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Dr. George and Christine Jackson with their youngest son Levi arrived on the MEU campus Friday afternoon, May 13. They’d spent the last few weeks flying around the world as they attended Mission Institute in Thailand then returned to California to finish the packing process. They were thrilled to finally realize a dream that began more
The worship team invited students to the roof of North Hall to worship the Creator in nature on Wednesday, May 18. Students and staff gathered to sing praises, hear testimonies from the Andrews University Friendship Team, and pray together as they watched the sun setting into the Mediterranean Sea just behind the bustling city of Beirut.
As students and staff filed into the auditorium for the bi-weekly assembly on Monday, May 16, they were handed a single pea pod or bazila. Brian Manley then began to speak about creativity as he related it to God’s power, different types of art, and how we can use our artistic voice to build bridges
MEU was delighted to welcome the Andrews University Friendship Team for a special Week of Spiritual Emphasis, May 9-13. Pastor Glenn Russell, Timothy Dolan, Sarrah Dominique, Kelly Gabriel, John Gonzalez, and Jannel Monroe arrived Friday, May 6, to lead out in weeks of prayer both at MEU and the Bouchrieh School. The theme of this year’s presentations was a
The MEU Heritage & Culture Center hosted a special ceremony to honor Jean Kmeid, poet, writer, journalist and critic, in the auditorium on Wednesday, May 11. The evening opened with the national anthem and then Farid Khoury, Director of Library Services, extended a warm welcome to all present. The program included speeches from 4 contemporaries of Mr.
Dilip & Karen Pawar dedicated their twin baby boys Noah and Nathan at the University Church this Sabbath, May 7, 2016. Karen’s parents, Leslie & Carol, flew infrom India several weeks ago to help with the boys and were able to attend the dedication. Marisa Ferreira sang a beautiful rendition of Hold On to Jesus and Pastor Homer
The University Church held a simple farewell for Pastor Homer & Barbara Trecartin during the divine service on Sabbath, May 7, 2016. Pastor Daniel Nae, head elder, called the Trecartins and Julian Kebbas, Al-Waad employee & MEU Arabic instructor, to the front for a heartfelt prayer of dedication. Following the church service, there was a delicious
Lisa Cleary grew up across the street from the then-division headquarters and church school on Sabtieh Hill, Beirut, Lebanon. She would watch the schoolchildren laughing as they ran around the playground and often joined them in their play. Though not raised Adventist, she later joined the church and now serves as part-time director of the
It is with sadness that we bid farewell to Pastor Homer and Barbara Trecartin after 8 years of service in the Middle East as they leave on Permanent Return due to family and health issues. Pastor Homer served as an exceptionally dedicated Chair of the University Board who relentlessly worked to support our mission. Dr. Leif Hongisto, President, personally acknowledges