How Heart for Lebanon Avoids Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Image depicts a worship service in Lebanon. (Photo courtesy of Heart for Lebanon)

Lebanon seemingly faces another new crisis every month, and it’s been that way since 2019. How do Gospel workers continue meeting needs without burning out?

“We are equally affected by all the mess and political turmoil that our country goes through,” Heart for Lebanon’s Camille Melki says.

“We want to stay focused on what’s important, and that is to share the Gospel. So we do a minimum of three, sometimes four, spiritual retreats every year, where we are caring for ourselves and caring for one another, trying to spend time in prayer.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray for Melki and other leaders as they monitor compassion fatigue in their staff.
  • Pray for effective communication between Heart for Lebanon workers and leaders.