Syrian Christians face life-and-death choices on a daily basis. Church leaders must constantly evaluate the risks of staying – with the added weight of having to choose between fleeing to protect their family and remaining to disciple the converts from an Islamic or Druze background. According to one pastor “80% of the Christians want to leave. But there are two things that keep them here. First, most don’t have the ability to leave financially. Secondly, where would they go?” Seeking to help these Christian workers and their families to survive, some charities have created an evacuation fund to have resources ready when indigenous missionaries need to move out before they’re massacred. The aim is not to remove the workers from their ministries, but to provide a way for them to continue.
Source: Joel News International
Bible Study: Matthew 5:9-11
PRAISE God for these brethren risking all for the sake of the Gospel. Please uphold then in prayer.