In Syria, as you might expect, pictures of President Assad are plastered everywhere. In addition to the posters and banners put up by the government, many Syrians show their support by displaying images of the President on the back windows of their cars. This one has Assad on the right, with the caption “Lion on […]
Galleries of Photos taken from Scott and Elmarie’s life in Lebanon and journeys to different parts of the Middle East
When Elmarie and I travel in the Middle East, we are always in the very good hands of our various Partners, such as the National Evangelical Synod of Syria & Lebanon (NESSL), who take our safety very seriously. Throughout the weekend, we escorted by and watched over by soldiers in the Syrian Army. They were […]
Our first day in Syria, Elmarie and I had the special treat of spending time with our dear friend Layal Jarrouj, a young mom and writer who works on the behalf of displaced Syrians.
It was so good being back in Syria after nearly a year since my last visit. On the first day, I received special gifts from two very dear friends: from Layal Jarrouj, my sometimes-writing-partner, I received a tray of candied fruits, a traditional delicacy here. From Houda Madani Boghos, I was given a bottle of […]
The most powerful & important pictures I can share with you from my time in Homs are NOT the images of the destruction (and there is that), but rather the ART–painted in the streets by residents after they returned in the Spring of 2014 after three years of exile while extremists held the third largest […]
These are some of the people–and faces–I have gotten to know over the past two years in the Middle East
In 1948, around 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children had no choice but to leave their homes, professions and lands–with no right to ever to return. This violent experience of being dispossessed from their lands and property is now known as ‘Al Nakba’–meaning “Catastrophe” in Arabic. Today, about 455,000 Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon, 53% […]