Syria (MNN) — The Syrian battle turned 9 this weekend. On March 15, 2011, protestors lined the streets and the federal government cracked down. When opposition forces hit again, the state of affairs escalated into civil battle.Learn our Syria protection right here.
Immediately, greater than 11 million Syrian individuals are displaced by the violence, each inside and out of doors of Syria; half of them are youngsters. Combating in northwest Syria is forcing 1000’s to hunt shelter someplace new once more.
But out of the darkness shines a glimmer of hope. Program for Theological Schooling by Extension Govt Director Victor Sadek says a few of their largest lessons are inside Syria. The lessons and the variety of the scholars is rising and even growing within the time of the battle in Syria, he says.
Individuals there are inspired to hold on and examine the Phrase of God by means of the time of battle and time of persecution.
A light-weight amongst darkness
Many believers have fled Syria up to now 9 years, however some stay. Others left when combating peaked however later returned. Moreover, new believers are rising from Syrias Muslim majority, and theyre keen to achieve their fellow residents for Christ. Learn one instance right here.
Program for Theological Schooling by Extension helps these Christ-followers develop deeper of their religion and be taught the abilities wanted to disciple others. Since PTEEs coaching is church-centric and achieved on-line, it avoids hassle with authorities.
We’re the one theological coaching program working in Syria. The scholars [dont] have to go away their jobs or their houses, or this area of ministry, to go to the Bible faculty however the Bible faculty goes to [them], Sadek says.
That is actually encouraging to see plenty of Christians from the Majority background[s] start to develop and start to check the Phrase of God.
Impressed by the braveness and dedication of those believers, Sadek is encouraging the native staff in-person. Extra about how the PTEE program works right here.
My foremost [purpose] is to simply watch and pray and write down what the primary wants [are], Sadek says. Utilizing this info, PTEE will work with in-country leaders to evaluate how PTEE is working inside Syria, Sadek continues.
We not solely care about information, we care about completely different holistic ministry service. [So,] we’ll write down what they’re in want [of], what they’re affected by.
Together with utilizing this info to assist Syrian believers in more practical methods, PTEE desires to equip prayer warriors all over the world.Join PTEEs e mail e-newsletter right here to obtain nation updates and prayer requests.
How one can assist
Go to PTEEs web site to be taught extra about their work and how one can assist the rising Church motion inside Syria. Prayer is an efficient first step.
Pray for a swift finish to Syrias horrific civil battle. Pray for the Church to be protected and expanded amid hostility. Ask the Lord to bless PTEEs efforts to equip and empower Syrian church leaders.Discover extra prayer wants right here.
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