Lebanon sinks to a new low. According to the United Nations, more than 70-percent of Lebanese now live below the poverty line. The rate was less than 30-percent before the 2019 revolt began. Nonetheless, hope remains.
The pandemic, combined with a changing political landscape, has made Bibles for China’s work more difficult. The ministry walks alongside Christians in rural China, helping to provide them with Bibles.
The Taliban has nearly completed its conquest of Afghanistan after seizing Kabul. Only small parts of the country remain free from Taliban control. The former vice president of the country has declared himself the “legitimate caretaker president” and vowed to continue fighting the Taliban.
More than 70 evangelical churches, organisations and leaders were included in a ‘blacklist’ of around 400 people, organisations, and churches described as a “reactionary right” and “anti-democratic,” causing a controversy in Argentina, according to Evangelical Focus https://evangelicalfocus.com .
Parkridge Church, working with other Broward County, Florida, churches, distributed food, water and essential household products from Food For The Poor on Saturday to families still struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 1st, the Pope will hold a summit with Lebanese Christian leaders. They will discuss the ongoing financial and political crisis in the country. The Pope has said the meeting will be an opportunity to pray for Lebanon’s stability.