BEIRUT PRAYER AND VISION TRIP 12-16TH FEBRUARY 2024
Beirut is a city of sharp contrasts. Marred by civil war, a regional conflict and a mass influx of Syrian refugees, it’s a city where traditional Muslim and Christian communities live side by side and cultural challenges and gospel opportunities are at every corner. Beirut is a key player when it comes to Newfrontiers’ God-led strategy for the Middle East and the Arab world.
Come and visit this wonderfully diverse and complex melting pot of cultures, creativity and conflict. Experience the challenges and gospel opportunities first hand and find out how you can play your part in mission to the Middle East long term.
Many thanks for your interest in booking for this event.
Sadly, due to the escalation of risk in country, we have had to suspend bookings for this event, and we may have to postpone the event altogether.
Please do not book flights
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified once bookings can be opened once again.
Please pray for all those involved.
The Unreached Network Team
12-16th February 2024
It is assumed that people will arrive before 7.30pm on 12th February and depart after midday on 16th February 2024.
Bookings close 31st December 2023
The focus of the week will be on learning and prayer. Praying for the country, learning about the local people groups, the history, taking some sightseeing trips, finding out what it might be like to live there, taking time to listen, learn, pray and to help out where we can.
Each day will start with breakfast and a time of devotion and will end with dinner and a time of reflection. Daytime activities will be scheduled and varied, to include things like:
Visiting churches, home groups, local believers and friends.
Help at Cedar Home with activities at the girls home or start to help build the boys home.
During our trip, there will be a national holiday (14th February) to commemorate the assassination of the much loved former prime minister Rafic Hariri. You can read more about how the country mourns him here. https://www.arabnews.com/node/2251176/middle-east
The Levantine dialect of Arabic is spoken in Lebanon, although English and French are also widely spoken and very much on trend. You will hear a lot of English and French phrases interjected in every day speech. You will get on well with ‘Bonjour’ ‘Bonsoir’ and ‘Sava?’ But if you want to really impress the locals, try learning these basic local Arabic words and phrases.
Keefak (m) Keefik (f): How are you?
Ahlan/Ahlaen/Ahla wa sahla/ Ahlan wa sahlan: various forms of saying ‘Welcome’ You can respond by saying Ahlan Bikum
Shukran: Thank you
Hamdilla (Short for ‘Al Hamdu lil laah’): Praise God! (used a lot to answer most questions)
Inshalla: God willing (used a lot to punctuate sentences)
Check your documents, your passport validity and visas requirements.
Take out sufficient travel Insurance for your trip.
Enquire about travel vaccines in plenty of time.
Take all necessary / usual medications. Be aware that some over the counter medication may be illegal in Lebanon or in one of the countries you are transiting through. Check local laws before traveling.
Check gov.uk for any potential safety concerns before you travel.
Important:Lebanon is a cash only country. You will need to take all spending money in US dollars. It is not possible to get a good exchange rate from ATM’s in country, but it is possible to use one of the many Western Union branches to arrange a transfer for yourself.
Time of year The average daytime temperature in Beirut in February is in the high teens/early twenties and it will drop to about 5-10deg at night. It is sometimes stormy. In the mountains it is about 10degrees cooler. Check the weather before you travel. Pack sun cream and gloves.
Dress Code Men and Women should dress modestly at all times. Ladies should take a scarf to cover their heads in more conservative areas and men should cover their legs.
CurrencyIt is not possible to use your card in most places so please bring enough spending money for the trip in US dollars. US dollars are used widely in Lebanon. You can bring some with you or buy dollars from local Western Union shops.
£83 admin deposit per adult due on application
$400 per adult (12+) due in cash on arrival
$40 per child aged 2-6 or $120 per child aged 7-11 due in cash on arrival
There is no charge for children under 2
Core costs include
4 nights in shared accommodation Full Board (12-16th February 2024)
Transfers to and from the Airport
Personal Travel and Medical Insurance
$20per person per night for additional night’s accommodation room only
$76 per person per night for additional night’s accommodation room only full board
$100 to cover the costs of optional daytrips
Spending money for gifts, souvenirs, treats etc.
Please bring several treats, souvenirs, sweets or shortbread form your home country to give to your hosts
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