This week, the conflicts in Syria have been on our hearts and minds. If you are called to help, consider making a donation to Week of Compassion. The services they have been providing, and will continue to provide, are helping those most afflicted by the ongoing violence in their communities, and those who have fled in hopes of safety. The excerpt below is from their recent statement of impact (http://www.weekofcompassion.org/our-impact/):
“Within Syria, especially in Aleppo, funds provide immediate food and water relief, delivered through our network of church partners who create a collaborative network of compassion in dire circumstances. Although there has been a ceasefire in Aleppo, violence has not ceased. As of Thursday morning, our partners remain in Aleppo providing food and water even as the situation develops…
As the situation in Syria and the surrounding Middle East is expected to worsen in the near future, Week of Compassion is committed to continuing to provide emergency support. We will continue to be in communication with those on the ground. We will continue to listen to the voices of those who implore the world to hear their cry. We will continue to work with our global church partners to end this conflict. We will increase our efforts to advocate for peace for all people.
During this time we are called as church to respond to our sisters and brothers in need. We hold the suffering of the Syrian people in prayer and we continue to pray that all people come to live in peace.
Your generosity and support allows our church to be present with the suffering and in solidarity with the vulnerable. In this season of Advent, we await Christ’s coming into the world. As we wait, we prepare Christ’s way through our actions: comforting the weeping, healing the wounded, feeding the hungry, and protecting the vulnerable.”