URGENT: Help missionaries share God’s love with Syrian Refugees
As the massive exodus of Syrian refugees continues to escalate, Christian Aid Mission is stepping up its efforts to help alleviate the suffering and bring hope in the midst of desperate circumstances.
Two years of civil war between President Bashar Assad’s Ba’ath party and opposing forces have left the country decimated and prompted the flight of some 2 million Syrians. Mostly women and children, the refugees have sought sanctuary in the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt.
Christian Aid has been partnering with indigenous ministries in the Middle East to provide physical and spiritual assistance to refugees since the start of the crisis. The ministries are providing food, blankets, clothing, milk for children, and shelter to needy families. They are also praying with the refugees, listening to their heartbreaking stories, and sharing the good news of the Prince of Peace—Jesus Christ.
The need is immense, and Christian Aid’s network of indigenous ministries in adjoining countries as well as within Syria itself are poised to respond with more emergency relief.
The need is immense, and Christian Aid’s network of indigenous ministries in adjoining countries as well as within Syria itself are poised to respond with more emergency relief. They are pleading for Christians around the world to assist them through prayers and financial support.
The United Nations has described Syria as “the great tragedy of this century—a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.”
In addition to 2 million refugees, another 4 million are displaced inside Syria, bringing the total to over six million inhabitants who have lost their homes in the conflict.
An estimated 5,000 Syrians are leaving daily and wondering when, if ever, they will be able to safely return to their homeland.
- For peace for this war-torn country and for comfort to those who have been traumatized by their experiences
- That the love of Jesus as demonstrated by Christian workers will open doors to share the gospel with refugee families
- For encouragement for Syrian believers and reassurance they have not been forgotten in the midst of the turmoil.