On the 22nd of May 2017, the Bible Society in Lebanon held its annual private dinner at Le Maillon restaurant in Achrafyeh which hosted 120 persons from church representatives, clergy, businesspeople, professionals, politicians, and friends of the Bible Society.
This occasion allows the Supporters to get acquainted with the year’s accomplishments, challenges and the future opportunities.
Our Chairman, Mr. Amine Khoury commenced the dinner with a word of welcome and introduction followed by an opening prayer from His Excellency Msgr. Gabriele Caccia, the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon.
During the dinner, the General Secretary, Dr. Mike Bassous shared with the audience the vision of the Bible Society to holistically meet the needs of communities through the transforming Word of God; and throughout this year, the programs and activities were able to cover the needs in more than one area.
The children and youth programs reached 16,877 person, the publishing department successfully produced six new books and the future projects looks promising; where in the coming year, Bible Society and USEK will be working on the “Lebanon Bible” project.
As dinner was coming to an end, the Bible Society took this opportunity to show appreciation to former MP. Dr. Pierre Daccache.
The honor plaque emphasized Dr. Daccache’s unending social and humanitarian work and included the bible verse “so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:4
Lastly, the guests were invited to become part of the ministry supporters. Donors committed to support the Bible Society in one of the three following categories: Friends of the Society ($500 – $1,499), association of Supporters ($1,500 – $4,999), and Board of Stakeholders ($5,000 & over).