A Home for the Rescued

Refugees in Lebanon

In the beginning of this year, this home shelter still opens its doors for the hurt and suffering women. Great changes and positive transformations have been seen in the lives of five ladies and three families. Below is a story of one of the women that are living in the shelter right now.

*Rabeka shared:

“I was saved in the last minute following my urgent request from a burned heart cry, deep within. They kicked me out and I had no place to go. I was lonely and afraid. I was hoping for a small little hut to live and sleep in, however, I was astonished with being given a big flat like a palace. I bowed down on my knees and expressed my gratefulness. I am half paralyzed, as I can't lift my hands above my head, but I always dreamed to become a ballet dancer. I also have a foot that is remarkably shorter than the other, which made it a dream for me to be able to wear high heels.

“I was without a father, but now I was given a new father, and a mother, too. I am very happy with my new family, and I am very thankful for them. They encourage me and help me with my physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

“I was at the sea crying out from my heart just for a shelter. I was recording my cry when Joseph from GHNI called to tell me he received the key and I could sleep at the flat that night. I was very grateful. He had newly received an apartment which lacked furniture. I went with him to choose the kitchen utensils. I chose everything according to the colors and styles that I like. I was very happy because I felt I was a bride choosing what I like. This brought joy and peace to my heart.”

Joseph

GHNI Representative, Lebanon

*For purposes of security and well-being, “Rabeka” is a pseudonym of the person being helped by this project.