This year God entrusted us with 18 new students—an increase of 7 students over last year. Coming from Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Yemen, each student adds to ABTS’ cultural diversity. In our November newsletter, you will read about the journeys of some these students with God prior to joining ABTS.
This is one of the students stories:
Sameh, 28 years, Egypt
I grew up in a family where all the relationship I had with God was about attending church. In high school I lost this relationship and lived life my own way. In 2003, I started serving as a mentor, helper and a brother at L’Arche Center for Children with Intellectual Disabilities in my province in Egypt; a place where the servants and the children live together all the days of the week. In April 2013, while going through the hardest time of my life, I met with Jesus and committed my life to Him. I no longer worked with my strength and compassion, but with God’s Spirit and love. I have also served for 6 months at a rehabilitation center for drug addicts, and I could relate to them because I had a similar struggle as they had. However, I left the center because I needed to know more about God and His word in order to support those patients in their walk with Jesus and out of addiction. After finishing my studies at ABTS, I want to go back to serve at L’Arche and at the rehabilitation center to help my friends find healing in Jesus.
To read more stories download our November newsletter