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The war in Syria is one of the greatest crises seen in the Middle East in the last 20 years. It has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people, both Muslim and Christian. More than 2 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries.

In the midst of this crisis, our persecuted family is boldly reaching out. And the reactions of Muslims have been astonishing.  “When you hear about one Muslim coming to Christ, it’s a great thing, and everybody rejoices,” said a VOM Syrian contact. “Today in Syria I’m not talking about one person. We’re talking about hundreds and even thousands of Muslims coming to know Christ.”

Teams of believers are working in the refugee camps, providing Christ’s love while sharing material aid, such as medical supplies and Bibles, as well as spiritual aid. Christians, widely considered ‘infidels’ in Syria, are now often and affectionately referred to as ‘the Bible People.’

“This war is like a knife in the heart of the church,” said VOM’s National Contact. “No human can stand that suffering. But there is God’s presence. I can see Christ in the midst of darkness.”

Source: Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord for bringing many out of darkness and into His marvellous light.
  • Please pray for Christians who face not only the horrific effects of war but also continued persecution.
  • Please also pray for those who are bravely using this opportunity to advance the Kingdom.