Resources intended to help the poorest of the poor in Lebanon now fill the pockets of bandits. Lebanon’s Central Security Council recently installed more checkpoints to prevent a rising tide of theft.
“Because we don’t have a banking system that’s working, people carry cash, and this is a big risk,” Nuna of Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says.
“Ministries and other NGOs, even the secular NGOs, [are] reporting people [robbing] them because they know NGOs are helping people and always have money with them.”
So far, none of Triumphant Mercy’s workers have been robbed, but thieves broke in last month and stole a generator. Nuna says she’s considering installing cameras or hiring a security guard.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray the Lord will protect ministries like Triumphant Mercy Lebanon so they can make Christ known in tangible ways.
- Ask God to give Nuna and other leaders wisdom. Pray they can find clever “workarounds” to avoid theft and continue their ministry.