Lebanese Start to Rebuild Without Aid from their Government

Cleaning up Beirut. (Photo courtesy of Triumphant Mercy Lebanon)

Lebanon’s government stepped down Monday night following a massive explosion in Beirut and angry protests over the weekend. This means the Lebanese government can’t make any new decisions or pass new laws until a new government is elected.

But Nuna from Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says this decision is doing nothing to quench the anger felt in Lebanon over government corruption.  “Even somebody that the speaker of Parliament appointed as a judge is one of his relatives. So, this is also corruption. Why would you put somebody that’s your relative, not somebody who’s really competent to the job?”

The people are building the country

Nuna says people in Lebanon just want the political elite to go away so they can rebuild the country themselves. “And it’s true. The government is not doing anything. municipalities are not doing anything. Public offices are not doing anything. Even the big Beirut municipality is not on the streets to clean. People are.”

This anger has especially affected young people who don’t have anything else to do except try to create change in the country. Nuna says, “They’re coming from the North. They’re coming from the mountains. Yesterday, I met people who came four hours to just . . . help rebuild Beirut. So, it shows the drive inside people to just topple this government and replace it.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray that many in Lebanon would turn to Jesus as the government continues to fail them.
  • Ask God to be with His people in Lebanon as they care for those in need and rebuild after the explosion.