Stories from Aleppo

In the last week, hundreds of people in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been killed following the collapse of the week-long ceasefire. These are the stories of Christians from Aleppo – who face the added threat of being targeted by Islamic extremists – who have fled the city:

“In my church, now only ten per cent of the regular church-goers are left,” explains Syrian refugee Kristina, talking about her church back in Aleppo. “But you know what’s surprising? The church [there] is still filled with people: refugees take their place. Muslims are coming to the church now.”

One Open Doors contact, now living in Damascus, had been on his way to his mother’s house in Aleppo when a mortar struck and killed someone in front of him. Shocked, he observed that none of the residents reacted to the death. “Just then, yet another missile fell close to us – and nobody even turned to look where it had fallen. They all went about their daily duties in a life where life and death are intertwined and they are both filled with the same emptiness. During those moments, I knew what trauma means.

“I wanted to share this little story with you to pray even more for us,” our contact shared. “I don’t know what’s happening to us. I just know that God is good and He loves us!”

Please Pray:

  • That there would be peace in Aleppo
  • That God would heal the emotional and physical scars of Syrian believers
  • For Open Doors partners supporting Christians in Syrian major cities, including Aleppo
  • That the church would be a beacon of hope in the region

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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geoffreymkeyte

I am an author and broadcaster. In January 2013 I very nearly died but our Father God healed me and I am still alive to tell the tale! I have written/edited several books about the Bible, God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus. My future ministry is focused on outreach. I do not just want to preach to the converted but to many people 'out there' who do not know Jesus as their Saviour and who are in great need of His love and compassion. Praise be to the Lord our God, our Heavenly Father

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