An examination of Syria’s complexity explains, at least in part, why the war is unresolved a decade after its beginning. See our coverage of Syria’s conflict here.
Both sides of the central conflict have international backing. Turkey is waging a side war against Syrian Kurds for territory, and the Islamic State won’t go away. A new report claims if the turbulence continues, another six million people could be forced to leave by 2031. Last year, for each Syrian who returned home, four more were displaced.
The good news? Displacement creates Gospel opportunities.
“Ten years ago, the number of believers that were coming from a Muslim background or Druze background or Alawite background was extremely small; you could probably count them on your hand,” David* from Cry Out Now Ministries says,
“Today, there are thousands of Syrians from different backgrounds who have come into the Kingdom and are making their own disciples. This is something to give praise to the Lord for!”
Just as ocean tides ebb and flow, the tides of war progress and recede with each victory or defeat.
“Whenever the tide is in, it’s covering up a lot of things. But whenever the tide goes out, what’s covered up gets exposed,” David says.
“It’s also an opportunity for treasures to be exposed. We’re starting to see some of those treasures. Today, both inside Syria and outside of Syria amongst Syrian refugees.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News,
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray this era of tremendous challenge and suffering in Syria would be shortened.
- Ask the Lord to equip and protect believers as they make Christ known in Syria.
- Praise God for Gospel opportunities in Syria, and pray unreached people groups will gain access to His truth.