“It is difficult to find the words to express what I experienced in Anta Akhi. It was magnificent! Words
cannot really say what I received during these ten months, but I will try to share my testimony anyway.
Anta Akhi is a bubble of tenderness in which it is easy to love. Love draws from a source, otherwise it is
empty. The source from which “the young” draw their love is Christ.
The fragility of the young people with disabilities brought to light my own fragility. They are not perfect
and neither am I. At their contact, I learned not to be a “know-it-all” anymore, but to listen and let
myself be taught. Holiness is simple and joyful, it makes no noise, that’s how we live in Anta Akhi. With
all of you, and with so many life companions, I learned that. Anta Akhi is a place of truth.
At the “Home of Tenderness” I saw that we could not pretend or appear. We are asked to be. Be
ourselves. I liked being a servant of joy, sharing my love of humor, making the “young people” and the
members of this large family laugh. I also felt honored and powerless to share the suffering and distress
of the Lebanese people and those with whom I shared my daily life.
I deeply believe that friendship has no borders, and the one I created this year at Anta Akhi will remain
engraved. Thank you wonderful family of Anta Akhi for everything I received, thank you dear “young
people” for showing me the way to follow, thank you Lord for calling me to Anta Akhi. Pardon me for my
lack of courage and love. Be all blessed and be all holy!”
Learn more about Anta Akhi, an NGO and a founder of Giving Tuesday Lebanon movement