I came to know the Lord when I was 15 years old. A few years later, I felt God calling me to do something with my new faith. The Holy Spirit inspired me to start working with children in my community. I joined the “Association for the Salvation of Souls” and have been ministering to children 5-15 years old.
As time passed, I realized I must have additional training in theology in order to better teach children and to continue growing spiritually. Through a series of miraculous events, the Lord opened the door for me to attend Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS).
I have excellent professors who have taught me many new things. I have changed these past two years. My communication skills have improved, I better understand myself, and I see God refining my character. Furthermore, I have learned a better approach to teaching children. I know these tools will help me fulfill my passion of training this generation of children to be compassionate missionary workers for Jesus.
When I am not studying, I enjoy being a part of two of ABTS’ outreach programs. I love that both focus on ministering to children! These past couple years, I have specifically been serving 200-250 Syrian refugee children. During our regularly scheduled time together, we read and talk about Jesus, sing songs and do crafts. I take the opportunity to love them and to show them that I care. I know God is working on their tiny hearts. My prayer is that they see Jesus in me and will make the decision to follow Him.
After I graduate, I plan to return to my home country and to continue serving in children’s ministries. I also hope to start a support group for divorced and separated women. There is a tremendous need in my country to support and encourage women in these situations. Please pray for me as I continue fulfilling the Lord’s calling in my life.