LEBANON - On our mission trip to Lebanon in December 2022, we visited many camps in Aarsal, Bekaa Valley; home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees and about 100 refugee camps.
As our bus drove into the small town, camps took up most of our surroundings. In Aarsal, not only the refugees live in poverty, but also its own Lebanese citizens.
Despite the weather, refugee children waved hello to our team of staff and volunteers with the biggest smiles you could imagine. It was in these camps that we heard some of the most inspiring – and heartbreaking – aspirations. With so little, these refugee men, women and children might never be able to achieve their potential in life.