Shows Main Idea – On August 4, 2020, there was a horrific explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The details are not clear as of this podcast, but the effects are, as thousands of Lebanese citizens are suffering. Joyce Saddi, a Christian from Lebanon, reached out to Rick Thomas, asking for help as she comes alongside many of her Christian friends. She interviews Rick about trauma, parenting, being a friend, and how to walk children through the nightmare, and other aspects for sharing the practical gospel of Christ during this trying time.
Joyce is a biblical counselor who is currently living in the United Kingdom, as her husband is working on his Ph.D. Their plan is to return to their homeland to continue serving the community with the practical message of Christ. You may find Joyce on her website, here: https://sitbilbeit.com/
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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).