A few months ago it was reported that three containers with more than $600,000 worth of Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits had been destroyed in the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4.
In late August, when LWR’s partner organization was given access to the port, they discovered that, against all odds, the containers were intact! Later they learned that despite the magnitude of the blast, the seal of the containers was not broken. The placement in the port inside a concrete storage building and surrounded by other shipping containers, protected the containers enough to even prevent chemical contamination!
These much-needed items are now being shared with the people in Beirut and across Lebanon. Thanks be to God!