Where We Work
Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; the Lebanon Mountains experience heavy winter snows
Terrain: Narrow coastal plain; El Beqaa (Bekaa Valley) separates Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains
Environment Issues: Deforestation; soil deterioration, erosion; desertification; species loss; air pollution in Beirut from vehicular traffic and the burning of industrial wastes; pollution of coastal waters from raw sewage and oil spills; waste-water management
Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Lebanon’s government allows its citizens freedom of worship; however, in outlying areas, Islamic extremist groups continue to persecute Christians. Over 1 million Syrian refugees have found safety within its borders, creating unique opportunities for the spread of the gospel.