Emad and Almess were appointed by CBM to serve at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Lebanon. Emad serves as a lecturer in the areas of Old Testament and Islamic studies. His desire is to equip and empower students with sufficient tools to develop their understanding of the Old Testament and how to apply it in their Middle Eastern and North Africa setting. Emad is also developing resources and models for ministry in that context. While both Emad and Almess are involved in mentoring students in ministry and leadership skills, Almess also explores opportunities to work with Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

Please pray for the health of the whole Botros family as they are going through a time of sickness. Pray for a fruitful and productive time during the Middle East team consultation on June 17 to 21, 2019. Pray for peace in Sudan and for students who are unable to contact their families as communication has been cut off. Pray for safety for students’ families.