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Severe Crisis in Lebanon

A pastor writes:

“Dear supporters and friends in Germany, thank you for your prayers and your willingness to stand by our side in these terrible weeks and months that our country is going through now. The situation has become very bad, even catastrophic.

The economy has collapsed from 1,500 Lebanese pounds to $ 1, to 7,000 LPs per $ 1. People are losing their jobs, businesses, restaurants and shopping centers are closing, supermarket shelves are empty. Banks don’t give people their money because most Lebanese savings are just numbers in the bank. The national bank is bankrupt. There is no cash, the whole world refuses to help us as long as Hezbollah is in control. And unfortunately that is the case.

People riot, hunger knocks on every door

Hezbollah supporters also take to the streets to prevent people from using their right to protest. We are on the way to a new civil war. There is material, social, emotional, physical and spiritual pressure.

In recent weeks we are forced to live on the financial help we get from abroad to buy food and help the needy around us. We cannot forget the tears that flow from the eyes of the families we have helped, because the Lebanese are not used to having such an emergency. ”

When I read this, I knew that God was about to intervene in this country. It is clear that the enemy is angry. He knows that God is moving in this part of the world and that the presence of God is about to manifest itself more and more clearly there.

Our involvement is more relevant now than ever!  It helps to strengthen the Christian´s faith and enables new believers to grow in faith and the knowledge of God´s love.

Lebensmittelverteilung für syrische Flüchtlinge in Zeltständten im Libanon durch die Spenden von Himmelsperlen International

Although a tragic situation, there are already  some very positive outworkings. The severe crisis has led to a spiritual openness and revival amongst the Lebanese.

Food distribution for Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, is already available through donations from Himmelsperlen International.

Currently, we are also preparing to transport relief goods including food and clothing to Beirut.

07.02.2020  /  Margret Meier – with news from Lebanon

Hunger Relief in Pakistan – Share Your Bread

In Pakistan, hunger is spreading among day laborers. Many Christians work as slaves in brick factories. The children in our school all come from this depressing background. Due to the Corona crisis, the government put a curfew in place and so prohibited all the labourers from working. The consequence: they are now destitute, they no longer have money to buy food.

In this emergency we sent money for hunger relief to Pakistan.

Our partners there bought the essentials , flour for baking bread, rice and lentils, salt, pepper and soap, then packaged and distributed them. Immediately, we were able to feed 300 families , that is about 1,000 adults with their children. In addition, we provided 300 portions of cooked rice for the poor who are on the very edge of society. The situation in Pakistan is a matter of life and death and must not be allowed  to continue.

Kinder erhalten Nahrungsmittelportion durch Himmelsperlen International Hungerhilfe 2020
Hunger relief Pakistan provided by Himmelsperlen International e.V.

Despite all the problems we have to face in the west, most of us still have much more  than we need for our every day lives. We are in the privileged position of being able to share our bread with the poor, as the Bible encourages us. Here you can get more information about our projects in Pakistan.

Jesus says: I was hungry and you gave me food. ….. What you did to the least, you did for me! Matthew 25:35+40

Margret Meier