Missions Insider Report
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Volume 18, Issue 31

 Syrian refugees in Turkey sleep on a vacant lot.

Syrian Refugees' Tent Camp Is Destroyed

First Turkish authorities said they would give thousands of refugees a month to move out of a makeshift tent camp. The next day, they didn't give them even five minutes.
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Photo of the Week

Syrian boys leaning on each other.

Lean on Me  

Syrian boys lean on each other to get through their days as children whose families have fled the atrocities of civil war to Turkey. They escaped the horrors of the Islamic State's cruelties and have benefited from supplies of food, clean water and medicines that an indigenous ministry in Turkey provides. "We were able to send supplies that were urgently needed for the refugees along the border of Turkey – diapers for the babies and basic food items," the ministry director said. "A number of them, after receiving their goods, were surprised that the goods came through people in churches." Refugees are putting their faith in Christ every month, including a former Muslim who is now sharing the gospel with his relatives and friends. "I thank you on their behalf as you've been helpful in writing New Testament truth on their hearts," the director said.


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