Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) is an evangelical Christian missionary organization which serves in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia on behalf of Reformed and Presbyterian Family of Churches and believers worldwide. Our work is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of Christ among the twenty-two nations of the Arab League and other Muslim areas in Africa and Asia. MERF strengthens national churches with ministries of evangelism, church extension, biblical training, and diaconal aid.
On August 4th 2020, a devastating explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killed hundreds of people and injured over six thousand. The blast destroyed thousands of homes and rendered many others uninhabitable, making over 300,000 people homeless.
Working with MERF’s local daughter organization, Lebanon Reformed Fellowship, MERF has taken speedy action, using emergency/reserve funds to meet desperate needs in a gospel-centered effort. Volunteers guided by professional carpenters and metal workers are repairing housing units of the needy to make them habitable. All is done under the oversight of committees from local churches. The project aims at repairing 500-1000 units, costing about 300 Euros each.