Middle East

Holistic Work of Lebanon Ministry Covered in Local Television, Newspapers

Lutheran Hour Ministries outreach is helping feed and care for Iraqi Christian families in desperate need.

Lutheran Hour Ministries outreach is helping feed and care for Iraqi Christian families in desperate need.

The compassionate outreach of Middle East Lutheran Ministry (MELM), also known as Lutheran Hour Ministries—Lebanon, is not going unnoticed!

In fact, just the opposite occurred at a recent MELM distibution of holistic supplies in Beirut. When MELM opened its doors to provide food and personal care items to Iraqi Christian refugees in Beirut, five television stations, plus several newspapers, covered the event.

“We provide this humanitarian relief to Syrian and Iraqi Chaldean refugees each month because we feel their pain,” said MELM Director Fadi Khairallah in an interview for a segment of ANB-TV’s news program. “We want to help them in their difficult and demanding situation.”

Bishop Michael Qasarji of the Chaldean Church in Lebanon emphasized the plight of the 3,000 Iraqi Christian refugees in Lebanon in a statement for reporters: “The needs are immense! With the help of Christian and philanthropic societies like Lutheran Hour Ministries, we can satisfy part of the great need.” Qasarji appealed to media and humanitarian organizations to educate viewers and constituents about the urgency of the refugees’ needs.

“Also covering the distribution was a Pan-Arab station whose report provided LHM visibility in several Middle Eastern countries,” Fadi added.

Please continue to pray for those affected by the war in Syria or conflicts in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. To support the compassionate outreach of Middle East Lutheran Ministry/LHM—Lebanon, visit https://www.lhmgift.org/gifts-at-work/lebanon.asp.

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