By Pastor Glem Melo
- Two powerful explosions in Tripoli
- At least 42 people have been killed
- 600 were wounded
- The twin blasts are the deadliest attack in Lebanon since 1990.
- “The crime of Tripoli is further evidence that the situation in Lebanon reached a very critical stage,” says designate prime minister Tammam Salam.
Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Lebanon.
Last May, we enjoyed a visit from a family from Beirut. Since then, we have been in close communication with them through the internet. The past two (2) weeks, I also enjoyed leading in-depth Bible study chats with Fillipino Christians in a Facebook group. I am greatly encouraged by their hunger and thirst for God’s word, and see possibilities in the not-so-distant future of establishing a Bible Training Program for them and others in the Middle East. Operation World reports:
“Lebanon remains the only land in the Middle East where all are legally free to change their religious affiliation. Believers from most other Arab countries can more freely come to Lebanon for Christian training. Pray for this religious freedom to be maintained.”
I totally agree. Lebanon holds a crucial role for the advancement of the Great Commission in the Middle East. Pray for the protection of our Christian brothers and sisters and for religious freedom to be preserved in Lebanon.