APPEAL: Let’s rebuild Lebanon together

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On 4 August a warehouse explosion destroyed a port, left a crater in the ground and scarred a whole population. The ‘Beirut blast’ forced a government to resign, shook the whole of the Middle East and made global news. As a ministry, we have felt the emotional turmoil this has created. We wanted to give you the opportunity to respond to this crisis through the Lebanon Appeal.

Stirred by the people

Lebanon is smaller than the size of Yorkshire. But it has a population of 6.8million people. Unfortunately, this small nation has had a cocktail of problems long before the Beirut blast. One of our local contacts explains:

Lebanon has been experiencing civil unrest with some in the population angry at the government since October. The currency has decreased in value by about 80%. Widespread and extensive power cuts mean you may get electricity for three hours a day. And then there’s coronavirus.

In response to their most recent crisis, you can support the people of Lebanon through the Lebanon Appeal. You can show them that they are not alone.

As God’s people, we should use this opportunity to show loyalty and support for those on the forefront of rebuilding efforts – rebuilding broken buildings and broken people.

Stirred by Jesus

It will take a miracle to truly rebuild Lebanon. Only Jesus can redeem these situations – in our lives or in the world. He works powerfully behind the scenes to transform situations for His glory and the blessing of many.

But in His grace, Jesus loves to invite ordinary people to be part of His miracle of transformation.

You can help resource His mission team – local churches and cross-cultural workers – already on the ground in Lebanon. Your support will ensure the hands and feet of Christ are resourced to rebuild the nation of Lebanon.

Will you give today to help rebuild Lebanon?

Your kind and generous gift will help workers play their part in rebuilding Lebanon. Through your generosity, you will make a difference in three ways:

  1. Immediate provision  

Help meet the most pressing, visible needs in the aftermath of the blast as people come to terms with the trauma and try to rebuild their lives.

  1. Ongoing development of projects 

The ongoing ministries of our local partners will be even more vital now. They have been serving and reaching out to the most vulnerable and under-served sections in society long before the blast. But as the economy goes from bad to worse, resources are harder to obtain and don’t last as long.

  1. Spiritual needs

As a ministry, we care about the whole person – the practical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the people of Lebanon. While there is great work being done by various groups, followers of Jesus are uniquely equipped to bring the life-saving message that will rebuild lives with the love and power of God.

Do you share in our conviction? Will you help us rebuild Lebanon? Any amount you are able to give, will show support to the people of Lebanon and make a difference practically, emotionally and spiritually.

Please click the Give Now button to help the people of Lebanon.

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