by Ruth Kramer
Mission Network News
What would salve that hurt? How would that conversation even be approached? What follows is a short article about Syrian refugees from the International Mission Board, along with the simplicity of their response.]
...when they arrive in the camps, they’re in bad shape. One Syrian man straggled with his family into a refugee camp, vengeful and angry. He had lost everything to the war: his house, his job, and his shop, which had been burned to the ground. He had even been held captive for five days before fleeing the country.
At the camp, the Syrian man met a believer who gave him a Bible and shared the gospel with him. He was struck by the love and forgiveness he saw in this man and in other believers, and he decided to follow Christ. He was then baptized with his wife and three children.
The man said, “God saved me [from the war] to bring me here to know Him and His love through His Son, Jesus...”