A major hospital was hit in a blast just one week before the SAT-7 team arrived in Aleppo – the most fought over city in Syria. Amidst the carnage and despair, the team found multiple examples of churches being the light of Christ, providing hope and practical services to the ravaged community.
Some 58 local churches participate in the work of the Living Hope Association. One essential project it runs is the Isaac Water Well-drilling Service. Since 2012 it has drilled twenty wells in
the grounds of churches. When the public water supplies failed in 2014, the wells have been able to save thousands of lives, making water available to 200,000 people each day.
Dr Jany Haddad, of Aleppo Baptist Church, set up a medical centre, providing, maternity, paediatric care, dentistry and other medical care. The churches support 80 widows and 180 orphans.
One widow spoke of the trauma of having to carry on running the family shop after a missile struck, killing her husband. But a warwidow prayer meeting strengthens their faith.
Source: SAT-7 Uplink
Bible Study: Psalm 68:5
PRAISE God that His light shines brightly in the midst of darkness.
PRAY for Aleppo, that its people may see and end to fighting and the light of Christ.