The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

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Disaster Relief
It seems almost every day that a new disaster strikes somewhere in the world. As the list of ministries that we oversee or partner with has grown, so has the likelihood that a disaster will strike these countries. We have responded as God enabled us.

LEBANON DISASTER RELIEF | BEIRUT, LEBANON

Lebanon Disaster Relief

PROJECT GOAL: DISASTER RELIEF FOR FAMILIES IN LEBANON
 


MISSION
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Due to the Beirut explosion disaster, the need for disaster relief is immediate. This Project will provide a combination of food supplies, medical care, shelter assistance and home/facility repairs. We will be working with the same partners that we collaborated with to launch Medical Life Centers in Lebanon.


BACKGROUND

On August 4, a massive explosion took place at the Port in Beirut that resulted in a destructive cloud of toxic gas and shock-waves that destroyed many houses in Beirut. As of now more than 175 people have been confirmed killed and more than 6,000 have been wounded. It currently seems that the blast was from 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate (fertilizer). The devastation to the whole city has been unimaginable.

The injured were rushed to overrun hospitals, many of which were damaged as well. Massive numbers of homes have been damaged and are uninhabitable. Several reports are saying 300,000 people are homeless across the city and are in need of immediate shelter.

This tragedy comes on top of many other major difficulties facing the country. The Syrian War Crisis has led to more than 1 million refugees to settle in Lebanon. A major economic crisis where the country's debt crisis had already reached its breaking point. Inflation has shot through the roof as the currency's value has plummeted and the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns caused schools and businesses to shut down. The poverty level has now reached 60%. The destroyed port also contained 85% of the wheat of the country and other food items. Lebanon imports virtually all of its food so this is a devastating blow to its food supply chain.

The Brooklyn Tabernacle has been involved in Lebanon since 2012, and has sent regular medical teams to Lebanon since then. We will be partnering with World Compassion Fellowship (WCF) and other local ministries to provide Disaster Relief to those that need it most.

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