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Beirut churches sew hope as resilient Lebanese recover – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Six weeks after a massive explosion obliterated downtown Beirut, parts of Lebanons capital city are starting to recover. Its proof once again that the Lebanese people are resilient, Heart for Lebanons Tom Atema says. Atema returned from Beirut shortly before speaking with MNN. There [are] some parts where you would not know... Read more

Trauma lingers after Beirut explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Beiruts port caught fire again Thursday, sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky. Workers scattered and people opened their windows, fearful that another explosion would shatter the glass. Thankfully, no injuries were reported and the fire was soon put out. But the scare unsettled Beiruts people, taking them right... Read more

Beirut explosion will impact refugees across Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Far from just impacting Beirut itself, the massive explosion on August 4th will negatively affect millions of refugees who fled to Lebanon from hardship in their own countries. Anne Hamming of Tent Schools International says they have received word from their partner in Lebanon: The word we’re getting so far is that... Read more

Teens from Massachusetts Church Raise over $7,000 for Victims of Beirut Explosion

Teens from Massachusetts Church Raise over $7,000 for Victims of Beirut Explosion On Saturday, several teenagers and young adults from St. George Orthodox Church of Boston held a car wash in order to raise funds for the victims of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in early August.As Christian Headlines previously reported, the explosion, caused... Read more

Government steps down in Beirut – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanon is still recovering from the massive explosion in the port of Beirut that shattered windows around the city and killed hundreds. Read more about the strength of the explosion here. We reported previously that Lebanon had authorized the military to use special powers after the Beirut explosion. But Pierre Houssney of... Read more

‘It Was as If the Holy Spirit Is Saying, Go!’: Pastor Says God Told Him to Send Church Staff Home Just before Explosion in Beirut

'It Was as If the Holy Spirit Is Saying, Go!': Pastor Says God Told Him to Send Church Staff Home Just before Explosion in Beirut Pastor Said Deeb of Life Center Church in Beirut said he had a feeling he needed to send staff home on the day a massive explosion rocked the... Read more

Lebanon’s military given emergency powers after Beirut explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) Lebanons Parliament has granted the military emergency powers, including the ability to override freedom of speech, the press, and assembly. Only one member of parliament voted against the measures, which were implemented by the sitting government before it resigned earlier this week. The people of Lebanon have been forcefully protesting the government corruption... Read more

Lebanon’s government steps down after Beirut explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) Over the weekend, Lebanese began taking to the streets for angry protests, even clashing with police.All this comes in the wake of the Beirut explosion that killed at least 200 people, injured thousands, and left over 300,000 people without homes. Monday night, the Lebanese Prime Minister and his government stepped down. Tom Atema... Read more

Samaritan’s Purse Sends Response Team to Beirut following Massive Explosion

Samaritan's Purse Sends Response Team to Beirut following Massive Explosion Evangelical humanitarian aid organization Samaritan's Purse has responded to the current crisis in Lebanon after a large-scale explosion rocked the capital city of Beirut on Tuesday.At the time of this writing, the Beirut blast has killed over 100 people, left at least 5,000... Read more

Lebanon mourns the deadly Beirut explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) Lebanon has entered a period of national mourning after a massive explosion tore through the city, leaving a smoldering crater in the citys port. The government has declared a two-week state of emergency and has begun investigating the source of the explosion. The port before the blast. (Photo courtesy of Horizons International) Pierre... Read more

Beirut explosion is a ‘tragedy of immense proportions’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he was "praying earnestly" for everyone affected by the huge blast that ripped through Beirut's port(Photo: Sky News)The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has spoken of his "horror" over the huge industrial explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000... Read more

Beirut lies in ruins after massive explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — I’ve never seen Beirut like that, says Wissam Nasrallah of theLebanese Society for Educational and Social Development. Parts of the city lie in apocalyptic ruin. LSESD is located on the outskirts of the city of Beirut, where yesterday a massive explosion crippled the port. The resulting shockwave shattered glass all across the... Read more

Beirut blast will exacerbate Lebanon food shortages – Christian Aid

The explosion has killed at least a hundred people and injured thousands more(Photo: Reuters)The massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday is threatening to plunge even more Lebanese into hunger, Christian Aid has warned.  The development agency said the blast had destroyed livelihoods at a time when the country - home to a million Syrian... Read more

Prayers for Beirut after huge blast leaves at least 100 dead

The aftermath of the explosion(Photo: Sky News)Christians are being asked to pray for victims and their loved ones after a gigantic blast tore through Beirut's port area on Tuesday night, killing at least a hundred people and injuring thousands. The Middle East Council of Churches said it was "devastated Beirut is facing a tragedy".  "Let's... Read more

Believers grapple with Beirut blast aftermath – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Shock remains in Lebanon following yesterdays catastrophic blast in Beirut. The explosion shook buildings hundreds of feet away, and the death toll continues to rise. This [was] a massive, massive explosion that shook almost every building in downtown Beirut, Heart for Lebanons Tom Atema says. Initially, government reports blamed a ship carrying... Read more

LSESDs Beirut Baptist School faces challenges from pandemic and unrest – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Beirut Baptist School (BBS), a ministry of LSESD, is prayerfully planning for next year amid hardships caused by COVID-19 and the Lebanese economic downturn. Distinctive Education The school was founded in the 1950s, so it has a long history and important legacy that endures today. Wissam Nasrallah of LSESD explains that BBS... Read more