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.