ISIS, civil war, refugees…..all terms we’ve become familiar with in connection to Syria and the Middle East. The shocking evil of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the ongoing brutality of the Syrian civil war with its multiple foreign and national aggressors has spurred one of the biggest migrations in history.
Millions are fleeing Syria and heading into Europe, opening a great door of opportunity to reach Syrians with the gospel of Christ. As missiologist Eddie Gibbs points out, people are often most open to the Gospel in times of transition and trauma. Obviously, the Syrian people are experiencing both.
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. — Acts 17:27
God has opened a door for GOF Missionary Darrell Pack to be in Macedonia from Nov. 4 – Dec. 6 at a border crossing where about 2,500 Syrians are coming each day. Here are some specific ways you can pray for this outreach.
- God’s power will flow through word, deed, and miracles
- Doors open to preach Christ to the Syrian refugees
- Darrell’s accommodation to the Syrian dialect as he preaches and speaks in Arabic
- That souls will be saved and the gospel be advanced