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$125 provides food for one family for one month.
You can provide emergency food relief to believers and their neighbors in southern Syria whose communities have been brutally attacked by ISIS. (Scroll down for more details.)
August 1, 2018
ISIS ATTACK IN SOUTHERN SYRIA: URGENT APPEAL FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR MISSION ONE’S MIDDLE EAST TEAM IN SOUTHERN SYRIA
We need your prayers. We need your help—to provide emergency food assistance to believers and their neighbors in southern Syria whose communities have been brutally attacked by ISIS.
Yesterday I spoke with the director of Mission ONE’s Middle East Team. He told me about a terrifying attack by ISIS in southern Syria. You can check out the BBC News report here. Many believers, many families, many communities are shaking in fear and danger. Many brothers and sisters in Christ—most of them first-generation believers—are in grave danger.
The email from our partner in Lebanon (excerpt below) tells of deadly attacks by ISIS terrorists last Thursday on the city of Sweida and some nearby villages in southern Syria. Hundreds were killed, most of them civilians. Issam told me one family had four brothers killed by a suicide bombIing attack; the four brothers were selling fruit in the market. Plus, 42 women and girls were kidnapped.
From Mission ONE’s partner in Lebanon …
July 31, 2018
Dear fellow workers in Christ,
[IN SOUTHERN SYRIA] … Many families are mourning the loss of their loved ones (~332 persons were slaughtered, shot, or bombed) and others are shaking with fear that their wives, daughters, mothers, nieces, or sisters (42 in total) might be ill-treated while in custody with ISIS. The pain is hard to imagine for us who live safely, but it is real …
Disciples of Jesus, we stand today in front of a hugely important responsibility. … Your family in Syria is suffering enormously. Our ministry leader there told us that men are dedicating all their days and nights to watch the villages against any possible attack, and some did not know sleep for more than 3 days in a row!
In Acts 11: 27–30, the Bible says, “Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world… So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.”
Beloved, you might not be front-liners in this Syrian crisis like Barnabas and Saul were in Judea, but you can surely be contributors to the fulfilment of the needs of many families in Sweida today and of other Syrian families, who though safe, are below poverty line! We eye-witness their need on a daily basis!
Dear fellow disciples, we exhort and urge you today not to overlook what is happening to your family in Christ in Syria and Lebanon. Please pray … and if God puts on your heart to be a part of His glorious story in the land of Jesus—in any way possible (spiritually, financially, or in person)—do not hesitate to follow His voice.
PLEASE PRAY AND PLEASE GIVE. We are asking for friends of Mission ONE and friends of our Middle East Team to make a donation to assist in food relief for Christians and their neighbors in villages near Sweida. About $125 will feed a family for one month. The need is immediate. Scroll up and donate above.
Interim President, Mission ONE