Lebanon Collapse Could Have Lasting Consequences for Ministry

Image depicts the TM Lebanon team packing and delivering food to 200 families in Beirut in the name of Jesus. (Photo courtesy TM Lebanon)

Tensions boil over as the deadly Beirut blast approaches its one-year anniversary. Riot police clashed with victims’ families protesting outside a caretaker official’s home on Tuesday. Another group of demonstrators gathered outside the parliament building calling for justice.

Meanwhile, European Union leaders hope targeted sanctions will increase pressure on politicians to form a functioning parliament. Lebanon’s economy has been in freefall since 2019, and caretaker officials have been operating in lieu of a government for nearly 12 months. See our full Lebanon coverage here.

Everything’s in short supply, and the threat of civil war looms on the horizon. Nuna* with Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says her country’s potential collapse could have far-reaching consequences.

“There is a real threat: that the Middle East is emptied of Christians. This has happened in Iraq; the country that had 25% Christians now has less than 10% Christians,” she explains.

“In Lebanon, in the beginning, we had like 70% Christians. After the civil war, we were 50% Christian, and now we’re less than 30%.”

Lebanon’s strategic location and relative freedoms make it a critical launchpad for Middle East ministry.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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