This story could be multiplied numerous times in churches all over Lebanon as a new openness to the gospel is evident among the millions of displaced from Syria and Iraq.
A Syrian family is committed to reaching out to other Syrians who have fled
into Lebanon because of the civil war. “Hakim,” his wife “Yara” and their
children are part of a team led by VOM partners which distributes food,
blankets, stoves, oil and Christian literature to Muslim Syrian refugees. During
a recent distribution to fifty families, Hakim and Yara helped ensure that each
of the families received not only a blanket, but a New Testament and a
children’s Bible, as well. The VOM team asks for ongoing prayers that “God
will open all these families’ hearts through the literature they have taken.”
Photo: A Syrian child eagerly reads a children’s Bible he received during a
VOM distribution to refugees.
Pray for Syrian Refugee Families
Pray that the thousands of Syrians who are living as refugees in Lebanon and other areas would be open to the Gospel
message from fellow Syrians and others who hand out relief items as well as New Testaments and other Christian
literature. Many Syrians are professionals who have had to leave everything. They are now without work and have no place
to send their children for schooling as the crisis continues.
“… meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I
am also in chains …” Colossians 4:3
VOM is providing support to Syrian refugees and has provided tuition for at least 100 refugee children