In spite of all the trials, persecutions and difficulties, many Syrian Christian young people remain in their country, because they know there is much work to do in their churches. Young people like Gloria, or Kefas (names have been changed for security reasons), from Aleppo, a city divided and semi destroyed by the fighting.
Kefas said, “Where I am people need us. If we go away, who will help them, who will share the Gospel with them?” “Before the war, I could never understand how the apostle Paul could rejoice in difficult situations. Now I do! I feel the joy of the Lord in the situation in which we are living.” Kefas also affirms that, in spite of the fear, he assumes the risk and the responsibility of being part of the Church. “Of course, I am scared, I’m human; but the Church doesn’t just exist for “anything”, it has an intention, we have a responsibility. In a way we are like the Early Church which was also persecuted”.
Gloria said she was very moved when hearing that people worldwide pray for Syria. “That encourages and helps us. We need it; it is good to know the world is concerned about us and intercedes for us. It is difficult living in a dangerous situation and there is much to do”.
Source: Noticias Cristianas
BIBLE STUDY: Revelation 1:17-18
PRAISE God for valiant young people like Gloria and Kefas. PRAY that they may be the presence of Jesus in that desperate situation – to His glory.