"Instead of fleeing their country, Many Syrian Christians are staying in their beleaguered communities to reach out in love to those around them. Christians in Syria have been able to distribute food with the help of Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist-related relief organization. Families also are receiving blankets and medical care. Children who have been out of school for years once again are being educated.A relief worker quotes 2 Corinthians 1:4 to a room full of Syrian believers: "He [God] comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
"'We must share in this comfort, not just leave it to God," the worker says. "The body [of Christ] needs to share in the comfort of those who are hurting."