It has been a year since the earthquake happened, and the needs remain very high. Prices have increased in a scary way and the average salary of workers in Syria do not exceed 15 to 20 dollars a month. This is way too little and insufficient. It is hard for people to survive without basic assistance to provide for food, medical needs, or even rent and electricity.
People are in a very difficult psychological state. Before even asking for material help, people ask us “Can you get us out of the country? Our youth and our children?” It shows how worried and drained the families and their children are. That’s why the church needs to continue helping people.
Already, we have seen the Lord using this to draw people to Him. Many people are curious to know more about our faith and ask many questions. We can see their eagerness and a new sparkle in their eyes. Many of them started coming to church, so much so that today, any church service, prayer meeting, or other gathering we have is full of people from all backgrounds.
We feel a divine calling to be shepherds. Shepherds who never abandon their flock. This has been the strong desire of my heart. And when we see that this work bears fruits, that when we stay alongside people, some really see the light and have a desire to know more about Christ, it encourages us to continue our ministry, through material assistance but also through the spiritual opportunities that God gives us with these people.