A Gift That Sustains Life in Lebanon
AN UPDATE FROM THE ARMENIAN EVANGELICAL SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE OFFICE IN BEIRUT, LEBANON
Whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God -1 Corinthians 10:31
In spite of the increasing economic difficulties and challenges faced, the Armenian Evangelical Social Action Committee (SAC) of Lebanon reported that the first phase of its relief distribution project is completed.
Two large trucks full of food and household items arrived at Trad Center of SAC on June 16, 2020. The goods were stored in the warehouse by church Youth Group volunteers in Beirut.
The following two days were the most laborious ones for the young team. Along with their hard, meticulous work and passionate service, they were able to complete the task before the deadline.
The youth were totally organized. They packaged the items into two different bags to differentiate between edible and non-edible supplies and placed them in boxes to deliver en masse. They distributed a total of 200 boxes and 400 bags to 200 needy families. Each family received one box and two nylon bags.
The youth distributed most of the food parcels at the Center, while they delivered the rest to the designated houses. Short prayer opportunities were also created upon delivery.
The families who received this support included those who have long suffered from financial difficulties and many others who have just recently lost their jobs or are receiving 25% of their salaries due to the economic situation or the pandemic.
Thanks to contributions from supporters, the AMAA was able to help 200 families in need. The Armenian Evangelical Social Action Committee Office received calls from the families the next day, stating that it was the first time they received such an abundant and good quality parcel donation.
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“Despite an ominous outlook of things to come pressing on our minds and souls, the impact from distributing food to families in need and the testimonies of the young volunteers gives us a glimmer of hope, encouragement and fulfillment.
This is not and should not remain an isolated act, but rather an ongoing ‘must do’ service to a community, innocent of local, regional and foreign dark elements, who have applied this unfair collective punishment and created the current tragic situation in Lebanon.
AMAA is committed to reflect God’s love to man and share the blessings received with those in need.”
-Zaven Khanjian, AMAA Executive Director/CEO
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