John * visited Syria in March 2017 and felt that the atmosphere was rather depressing with many check points along the way. When he returned in August, he felt a change in the air. “People are feeling more hopeful for the future. Some refugees and internally displaced people are starting to return to their homes” John shares.
Reconstruction - John and his delegation met with various leaders in Syria. These ministers and deputy ministers are indicating that they feel the civil war is ending and they need help to rebuild Syria! The destruction was massive, with almost half of the 22 million population misplaced, infrastructure destroyed and buildings collapsed. But, where to begin?The civil war started in Homs with 40% of the city buildings destroyed, many beyond repair! At the same time there is the beauty of some families starting to rebuild their own houses and shop buildings! In many areas there are still no electricity or water supplies.The country needs to be rebuild. The economy needs to be reestablished. New jobs & new opportunities needs to be created!
Business people from China sees this as a golden opportunity to do business and make money, an opportunity to sell their products, technologies and services. The risk is high, but they are willing to come. Are Christians willing to say yes to this challenge? Are believers willing to say that we will take the risk, step out in faith and see a nation restored? This is the moment and the opportunity to help in the reconstruction and rebuilding of lives, while having the opportunity to share God’s love in their time of need.
* Name changed for security reasons
Who we are.
We are ones who want to see God move in the Near East and are praying for the people and cities in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.