The Battle For Syria Has Just Begun

See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
— Isaiah 60:2 NIV

Indeed, thick darkness has cloaked Syria. Civil war opened the door to ISIS and sparked the most massive refugee crisis of our time. Bullets continue to fly as global powers fight a multi-dimensional proxy war, backing local militias with mixed allegiances. A spiritual war rages underneath it all, and the glory of God is rising on his people as they stand firm in their faith!

A few years ago, a man we've called Gabriel came forward with a vision: What if the Church stayed? What if believers in Syria held their ground and weathered whatever storms came? What if, when the smoke clears, they are there to rebuild?

With Alpha Relief's help, Gabriel has steadily supplied Christians in Syria with food and emergency supplies, Bibles, and pastoral care. They have stayed. They have banded together to care for one another. They've built community and have lived as the Church in one of the darkest places on earth.

Undaunted by the task ahead, Gabriel and this community of Christians is committed to seeing the Church flourish again in Syria. Though bombs continue to fall nearby, they have firmly declared, "Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now..." (Hebrews 10:25 NLT).

And especially now, they need your prayers and support. Join Gabriel in stretching your arms over Syria and praying for the glory of the Lord to rise.

Give today to help meet the needs of these believers and support their outreach efforts through Alpha Relief.