A massive explosion rocked Beirut on August 4, 2020, leveling homes and businesses. The explosion in Lebanon’s capital was devastating, but now our partners there are seeing how opportunities are opening up to serve their community.
This past December, we shared our Lebanese partners’ situation and prayers as they navigated the uprising that was beginning to shake their country.
Now, over two months later, the pains and protests wracking the country seem to have only intensified, and solutions seem nowhere in sight as Lebanon’s economy bottoms out.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are trying to build new lives for themselves even while they mourn the people and homes they have lost.
With Lebanon’s economy and government in an uproar, many refugees are confronted with the possibility of having to flee again. Others are finding that, although ISIS no longer directly threatens them, quieter dangers are stalking their families.
World Challenge’s partners are caught in the middle of the Middle East’s most current uprising, but they are holding on to God’s promises to work in the midst of their troubles.
The Arab Spring exploded in 2011, and it has lingered in the Middle East ever since. Now, though, rumblings of protest are threatening to resurrect the violence that characterized the revolution from several years ago.
From a fatherless street kid to father-figure for refugee children, one man tells about God's incredible work in his life and in Lebanon.
Muhammad’s father died when he was young, and he grew up more or less on Beirut’s streets. His mother sent him to a nearby church’s Sunday school in hopes that it would keep him out of trouble.
A new community center and school in Lebanon becomes a refuge to the delight of many local children.
Remodeling a building into a community center and school would be an incredible task, but to accomplish this in just a few months might require a miracle. However, World Challenge partners in Lebanon were determined to do just that so they could receive 300 new students.