Church steps up in crisis situation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Syrians displaced by Turkish armyOpen Doors USA is equipping the Church in Syria to help the Christians who have been displaced by the latest conflict there.

Northern Syria has been a battleground since Turkey invaded and left tens of thousands of Christians no choice but to flee the region.

"They have traditionally been protected by the Kurds that live in that area, but now we see and are getting messages from churches, individuals who are being hit with bombs, affected by this, knowing also that Turkey is using the local non-state terrorist group to clear out these areas using it as their ground force," Dr. David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, reports.

The group has an Islamist agenda that is anti-Christian, so Curry tells OneNewsNow believers in the area are in in a crisis situation and are in need of all the basics -- food, shelter, medical and hygiene care.

Curry

"It's going to be distributed through the Church, through these local Centers of Hope, where these believers and other communities can see the important role of the Christian Church in the Middle East there and in Syria," Curry explains. "I think that's one of the stories that doesn't get told very often."

Many of the Christians are heading back to three cities where their homes once stood, including the Damascus area. Christian communities aided by Open Doors will also be reaching out to Kurds who have been providing them protection in a volatile area of the Middle East.

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