Many Lebanese Churches Suffer Power Outages Amid Energy Crisis

The photo shows an Eastern Orthodox church in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo courtesy of (Vladanr, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Some churches in Lebanon can’t even turn on the lights or run fans to combat the heat. The government has stopped supplying much electricity to the country.

David with Cry Out Now says this stems from extreme fuel shortages. “It’s also meant that there have been times when churches have not been able to meet because people don’t have enough fuel to drive their car or to get public transport to get to church. Just yesterday, I had a drive that would take me up the mountain. It takes me about an hour and a half to get there. But the cost is that today, I have to spend many, many hours looking for fuel to fill up my car.”

Amid these desperate fuel shortages, some in Lebanon have turned to solar power to keep some lights on. Unfortunately, only wealthy people currently have access to this technology for the most part. Lebanon is ideally situated for solar power, seeing about 300 days of sunshine per year.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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