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Syrian girl and toddler.

A Sorely Needed Lift

Refugee children from Syria play after receiving food and other basic necessities from a ministry in Lebanon. The indigenous director said the Beirut-based ministry is committed to bringing the smiles back to impoverished children's faces by reaching them with the gospel message of hope, love and salvation. Refugees from war-torn Syria are increasingly hopeless as they try to survive in Lebanon, but they find the only hope they have when they discover a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, he said. He added that the ministry is doing as much as possible to help them, with some staff members giving even from their own resources to those in need. "I was sitting next to this Syrian kid, and I said, 'Okay, what is your name?' and when he said his name he began to cry," the director said. "His parents went back to Syria and left him, and they didn't come back. And this kid was living on the street alone. I think he was 8 or 9 years old. No one knows where the family is. We have situations like this that we're addressing."

Relief for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
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