The Church Shouldn’t Give Up On Syria Even if Politicians Do

The U.S. President may be ready to give up on Syria, but a congressional committee says “no.” On Tuesday, the Syria Study Group issued an 80-page report urging U.S. leaders to maintain an active presence and military pressure in Syria.

Panel members penned this in the report’s executive summary:

“The Syria Study Group uncovered no easy solutions in Syria; optimal outcomes were left behind long ago. Yet the Group determined that the threats the conflict in Syria poses…are sufficiently serious to merit a determined response from the United States.”

Samuel* with Redemptive Stories says the Church shouldn’t give up on Syria, either. Muslims like Jamileh are turning to Jesus.

Jamileh’s story

Displaced several times by ongoing violence, a Muslim woman named Jamileh finally escaped with her family to a Christian village. Samuel says Jamileh chose this village because “she knew that they gave away aid to those that were in need and living there in the IDP [camp].”

By her own admission, Jamileh wanted nothing to do with Christianity. She simply wanted the physical aid believers freely offered to refugees and displaced families.

However, Jamileh grew desperate one day when her husband, son, and brothers were abducted. She turned to a pastor’s wife for help, and the woman responded, “I’ll pray.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth