Scripture Distribution in Syria
If you receive our appeal letters you may remember that in July we wrote about George Andrea and the work of the Bible Society in Syria. We have received an update from George and we would like to share it with you and to ask for your continued prayers for Syria.
The Bible Society bookshop in Aleppo has remained open every single day of the war so far, which has allowed people to continue buying scriptures. Although half of all Syrian Christians have fled the country because of the conflict, Bible sales have continued to grow. When asked why so many Bibles were being sold George answered:
‘Isn’t it obvious? It’s everyone else. Those who belong to another religion are in search of the truth – and they find it in the Bible.’
What is happening in Syria is amazing.
‘The war has led people to Christ,’ George told us. ‘No one would have believed this when the conflict began! God has used events that people created for something good.’
People are desperately searching for hope in their lives and they are finding it in Jesus.
Many are traumatised from the war, yet find peace in the message the Bible brings. Children, young people and adults are coming to Christ... and there is still a need for more Bibles!