Christians in Syria impacted by the internal conflict are crying
out for help.
Doors USA is hearing from some of the churches about the masses
of displaced families who were forced out of their homes and left
homeless, living in public parks or the wilderness.
Jerry Dykstra, an Open Doors spokesman, tells OneNewsNow, "We
got a report from one pastor that the country in a lot of areas is
deprived of even shelter, water, power, food, medical care, and a
lot of families have lost loved ones. People have lost their jobs
because they're terrified of the shelling in some of these major
cities like Aleppo and Homs."
Many thousands have fled to neighboring countries, but Open
Doors is assisting many of those devastated, -- an effort that has
spread beyond people of the Christian faith.
"We not only have been able to get in some Bibles, but also some
relief goods," Dykstra reports. "Some of those are being
distributed in certain areas, and we hear reports that some of the
Christians are sharing those relief items with their Muslim
neighbors. Many of them face homelessness and are needy and lack
food, so there is ministry going on even in the midst of all the
horrific conditions there."
Open Doors is calling Christians worldwide to join in harmony in
prayer for an end to the conflict, which has already claimed nearly
30,000 lives, and also for the safety of Christians who remain in