“You are better than my own people!”
Serving Jesus in Syria
Please note: For security reasons, names have been changed
When militants besieged the Syrian city of Hojaira in 2012, Sabeen—along with her ailing husband and their three children, ages 5, 8 and 15—fled quickly, escaping with only the clothes on their backs. They felt lucky to be alive.
Sabeen and her family were not the only ones seeking safe refuge. Villages and camps have overflowed with displaced people, and the increased demand for shelter and food has overwhelmed aid suppliers. For Sabeen and her family, simply having a shelter that provides a roof over their heads—even if it has no walls, electricity or water—is something to be thankful for.
Her children must beg on the streets to pay the equivalent of $80 each month for rent, leaving little for food.
Through your gifts to the Christian Refugees Fund, however, Sabeen and her family now receive a monthly food parcel from a church in their new village. Sabeen, who attends the church regularly, is astonished by the love she has received. She says, “You are better than my own people for you stood by us in our hour of need!”
I am so thankful for the opportunities Jesus gives us to change lives inside Syria, and it has been through your love for those who are suffering, and who have not heard His name. In addition to helping Sabeen’s family, your gifts to the Christian Refugee Fund are also helping 100 other internally displaced families within Syria with a monthly food parcel that helps them survive.
Please remember Sabeen in your prayers, and ask the Lord to provide her with employment so her children will no longer need to beg. Nothing is impossible with God, even within a war-torn country.
Director, Christian Refugees Fund