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The Resilient                                                                                                                          Covid-19               *                HONG KONG PROTESTS

          Global Church in 2020                                                                                                                     102,942,987                          Pro-democracy protests began in June 2019—a reaction
                                                                                                                                                                                         to Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill.
                                                                                                                                                                                         In 2020, thousands of citizens have been arrested and
                                                                                                                                                     GLOBAL CONFIRMED
                                                                                                                                                                                         injured in the protests.
                                                                                                                                                     CASES OF COVID-19
                                                                                                                                                      2,232,233                          Langham-equipped scholar Sean  leads a seminary
          From weather to warfare, protests to a pandemic—the global                                     Riad Kassis, Director                        GLOBAL DEATHS                      whose students go on to influence every area of
                                                                                                                                                                                         society. They plant churches, lead workplace Bible
          church has endured pressures and challenges in 2020. Your                                     of Langham Scholars                        ATTRIBUTED TO COVID-19                studies, and head up urban outreaches. Former
                                                                                                                                                                                         student Paul , who serves in the government, says,
          partnership with Langham has already equipped pastors and                                                                                 101,308,238                          “You see how important Scripture is to daily life and
          leaders positioned to serve on the frontlines. Be encouraged as             BEIRUT EXPLOSION                                          VACCINE DOSES GIVEN GLOBALLY             the many issues the city is facing.”
          you learn how they are opening God’s Word, introducing Jesus                A warehouse at the port of Beirut exploded
                                                                                      on August 4, 2020, killing more than
          to the lost, and serving as peacemakers in a hard year.                     200, injuring over 6,500, and displacing                               TYPHOON SEASON IN THE PHILIPPINES
                                                                                      300,000 civilians, and deepening Lebanon’s
                                                                                      economic crisis.                                                       More than 20 tropical storms battered the
                                                                                                                                                             Philippines in 2020, including Vamco, which
                                                                                      Five Langham Scholars serve in some of                                 caused the worst flooding in Manila in 45 years.
                                                                                      the most strategic Christian institutions
                                                                                      in Lebanon, including Beirut’s Arab                                    Rolex Cailing is one of 13 Langham-
                                                                                      Baptist Seminary. In addition to                                       supported scholars training leaders to
                                                                                      equipping biblical leaders to proclaim                                 shepherd congregations in this disaster-
                                                                                      Good News in a hard place, they                                        prone nation. Rolex also walks alongside
                                                                                      mobilized their institutions to respond                                displaced peoples in the aftermath of
          MEXICAN                                                                     to the needs of the city in the aftermath                              disasters. He says, “By being there, living
                                                                                                                                                             with them and listening to their cries, you
                                                                                      of the explosion.
          DRUG WARS                                                                                                                                          are sending a message that God is alive
                                                                                                                                                             and in control.” This year, your support is
          Violence, ransoms, and kidnappings rage                                                                                                            training 4 emerging Filipino leaders.
          on in the ongoing Mexican drug war. The
          Congressional Research Service estimates
          more than 150,000 crime-related homicides
          have occurred in Mexico since 2006, with
          over 70,000 missing or disappeared.
          Since 2016, you’ve helped train 150+
          pastors and leaders to study and teach                                      ETHIOPIA
          the gospel in Mexico. These leaders now
          shepherd congregations to serve as                                          ETHNIC                                                                                      AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES
          salt and light.                                                                                                                                                         Hundreds of wildfires raged across Australia
                                                POLITICAL CRISIS                      CONFLICT                                                                                    during “The Black Summer” of 2019-2020,
                                                IN VENEZUELA                          Rising tensions across Ethiopia’s 10                                                        scorching more than 45 million acres,
                                                                                      ethno-linguistic regional states led to violent                                             causing billions in damage, and resulting in
                                                The political crisis continues to wreak havoc   conflict in Tigray, carried out by the federal   LOCUST SWARMS IN                 more than 30 deaths.
                                                on the economy and infrastructure of   government, and resulting in the death of         EAST AFRICA                              As the fire season began, Langham
                                                Venezuela, creating a lack of employment,   hundreds of civilians and the displacement                                            held its first-ever preaching training in
                                                food, and other basic human necessities.   of thousands.                                 The worst locust swarm in decades ravaged   Australia with indigenous Aboriginal
                                                The United Nations estimates that more   Since 2012, we’ve equipped 100 pastors          the already vulnerable Horn of Africa region, as   pastors—a group vulnerable to
                                                than 5 million Venezuelans have migrated   teach God’s Word in Ethiopia, bringing        well as the Arabian Peninsula, destroying crops   generational trauma and poverty, as
                                                out of the country since 2014.        many different ethnic groups together              and causing food shortages for tens of millions.  well as natural disasters like the
                                                Langham recently helped develop and   for training under one roof. Pastors like          Langham supports the development and     bushfires of 2020. “Our community
                                                launch the Latin Contemporary Bible   Misgana who, though he was born and                distribution of biblical resources written by   desperately needs good strong
                                                Commentary – giving pastors a resource   has been ministering in Ethiopia’s capital      Africans for the African context—books like   indigenous preachers to help us grow
                                                to help them connect Scripture to     city, is being drawn into the rural parts of       Christianity and Suffering and God, Where   spiritually,” says Rick and Kayleen,
                                                pressing issues like prosperity gospel   his country where he says, “The people are      are You? help believers biblically respond    among the first group of aboriginal
                                                and corruption.                       thirsty and they want to know the truth.”          to suffering.                            pastors trained.
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                                                                                                                                         * Data gathered from World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, accurate as of 2/2/21
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