SEND VITAL AID TO DESPERATE FAMILIES IN SYRIA – AND YOUR GIFT WILL BE DOUBLED
The crisis in Syria isn’t over yet. Open Doors local church partners are providing vital aid such as food and medicines to 12,000 vulnerable families each month, alongside long-term projects. Your Christmas gift today will be doubled by a generous Open Doors supporter, and help twice as many families to survive the freezing winter.
As the civil war goes on, Christians continue to be abducted, physically and sexually abused, and forced to flee their homes.
Persecution against Christians in Syria mainly comes from Islamic extremists. While the self-proclaimed Islamic State holds less territory in Syria than it did before, they still control some areas and carry out revenge attacks in others. Other Islamic extremist groups also operate within Syria.
Church leaders are a particular target, especially those from traditional denominations as they are often recognisable by their clothing. Despite this, many church leaders have chosen to stay in Syria to serve their communities – many of those who remain in Syria are the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and those in need of medical care.
Through local church partnerships, Open Doors is strengthening the church to take advantage of the many opportunities for ministry, even in the ongoing crisis situation. This includes: