Beirut one year later: Christian Lebanese Canadian gives an update
#PRAY FOR LEBANON
Grace Saba last spoke with us just days after a deadly blast in the harbour of Beirut completely destroyed the downtown core of her homeland.
Context follows up with Grace today, one year after the explosion to learn more of what has happened in her country, and to her fellow Lebanese.
This is what she wrote to us:
“Lebanon is my home where my feet left, but never my heart!
One year ago today, August 4, 2020, was a historic and tragic day in Lebanon.
The Beirut explosion left over 200 Lebanese dead or homeless, grieving, wounded – thir world completely destroyed.
The Lebanese lira value deteriorated from $1=1,500 liras to $1=20,000 liras as of today.
Salaries are averaging $50-$70 per month, with no government support or health care available; people are dying at the doors of hospitals.
Immigration is at its peak.
Today marks one year since the explosion, and the country is in worse shape than before. Is there HOPE?
- The investigations of the explosions led nowhere because, in Lebanon, politicians are protected, and they are not allowing investigations to continue.
- There has been no government with financial transparency, accountability, or credibility in Lebanon since the blast.
- The situation collapsed economically (due to the decline of the Lebanese Lira), politically (due to no government in place), demographically (due to immigration), and judicially (due to a corrupt court system).
- Is there HOPE? The answer is simply, “no,” until international help is available for the people because there is no government.
This leaves Lebanon with only ONE hope – God performing a miracle!
Please pray for Lebanon and the Lebanese people; pray for endurance in this painful time that they’ve never experienced before.
Pray for the families who lost loved ones and for those who are struggling to call Lebanon their home.”
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
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