The One Where We Move to Beirut

by brady on September 25th, 2014


It isn’t everyday that your life changes, but for us, Saturday is one of those of days. In two days we board a plane for Beirut (Lebanon) to work with a home for abused and abandoned children called Home of Hope.

Home of Hope accepts kids from all backgrounds and provides basic needs like food and shelter. But, as the majority of kids are ineligible for government services like schools and medical care, they also aim to provide education, medical care, legal help, and counseling.

Some of the kids are Palestinian or Syrian refugees, others are Lebanese-born. They arrive in the home because they have been picked up off the street or have been taken from a very abusive situation (think beatings that leave scars on young faces or parents selling their children for their organs and you’re on the right track). Their stories are myriad and all very sad.

But we’re so excited to serve in this new capacity. One of the reasons we started Serious Creatures was so that we could have a flexible life that would allow for doing more good with the numbered days we’ve been given. And in a few days, that hope becomes a reality! Thank you so much for helping make it all a reality by being a part of what we do here at Serious Creatures!

(And if we happen to grow a bit quieter over the next few weeks, you’ll know why. Ditto for if you begin seeing photos of airplanes and foreign shenanigans.)

Want to hear more? Here’s a post with a bit more of our story, and here’s an article about Syrian refugees that has a bit in it about the Home we’ll be working with.

We’ll also be sharing bits and pieces over time elsewhere on the web like my personal Instagram account and Amber’s blog and Instagram account. Should you find us there, don’t forget to say hello!

See you soon from the other side!


  1. Johanna says:

    Praying for safe travels for you guys. Praying that the airplane air is clean and doesn’t get you guys sick for your first week(s) in Beirut. You two are beautiful and God is going to do wonderful things through you guys.

  2. Kerin says:

    We are praying for you! Can’t wait to hear from you on the other side. Asking God to provide the rest of your needs quickly. Much love! Thank you for being willing to leave the comforts of home to love these children. May God bless you richly.

  3. Debbie says:

    WhoIley crud…..already missing you guys! I love your FB entries. They keep all your followers involved and each of us praying for the things you need. Brady, we can send black hair dye to keep that teenage girl from giving you more gray. Truly, loving and praying all goes well! Love ya Mom

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