A Syrian Christian man is mourning the death of his son, who was killed by Islamic State militants. After the IS overran the village where ‘Gusur’ and his son lived, the two chose to remain in their home, knowing that they could be killed.
When Gusur was called to the hospital one day, he prepared himself for the worst. His son, ‘Iksander,’ had died of a gunshot wound to the head. Hugging him and crying, he recalled the words of Job, saying, “God gives and God takes away.”
VOM-supported evangelists who work in Syria were able to meet with him in another country and encourage him with the Word of God.
Source: Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray for Gusur, who was the last Christian to leave his village. Pray he will know the Lord’s comforting presence during his time of grief.
- Pray for all Syrian Christians who are threatened by IS; ask the Lord to be their shield and protector.
- Pray for members of IS, that the Lord may have mercy upon them, to stop them being deceived by the evil one, remove the hatred from their hearts and reveal Himself to them as the one true God. Pray He will bring an end to the bloodshed.