SAT-7 calls for prayers and donations as massive explosion rocks Beirut Port, Lebanon
“It is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ … We work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.” 2 Corinthians 1:21 & 24
A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut early Tuesday evening, 4 August 2020, has left an estimated 6,000 wounded, at least 200 dead, and caused extensive damage to the heart of the city.
SAT-7 has its largest television production studio in Beirut with around 70 employees and freelance staff. SAT-7’s Executive Director in Lebanon, Maroun Bou Rached, said, “Everyone is in shock and devastated by what has happened. Our staff are all accounted for, but the SAT-7 studios have suffered minor damage. Please pray for calm for everyone in Lebanon. We really need a lot of prayer for Lebanon to be able to get up and move forward. We are focusing now on what we can produce to help and encourage people and to look to God. We need a miracle to continue in this small country.” READ MORE
STILL BROADCASTING LIVE FROM BEIRUT
In the midst of yet another crisis to hit an already fragile city and compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, our SAT-7 staff remain on the ground… still broadcasting live from Beirut. SAT-7 ARABIC live studio programmes have supported viewers in Lebanon and across the Arab world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In the aftermath of this explosion our response will continue and also complement the work of humanitarian agencies and local churches, enabling us to safely reach people in their homes and even camps for those displaced.
Will you stand firm in faith with us to...
- meet the urgent spiritual and emotional needs of our viewers in Beirut and across Lebanon.
- bring together people who are isolated and alone through our live faith filled programmes.
- respond sensitively as our viewers ring us, email or send messages on digital media.
100% of donations will go to our Beirut office as an extra grant to support our team on the ground as they make repairs to the studio and continue to produce and broadcast programmes directly in response to the crisis and support to our viewers.
SAT-7 CEO, Rita El-Mounayer, who heard the explosion from her office in Cyprus. “Our hearts go out to everyone in the country who have lived through such dark days before. Please pray for calm and for peace.”