AMMAN, Jordan — A Christian worker involved in ministry among Syrian refugees makes a heartbreaking observation:
“Every family has a tragic story to tell of their journey that got them to where they are now.”
Don Alan*, the Christian worker, is trying to determine how to respond to the needs he confronts among Syrian refugees — needs that are outpacing the funding his work receives.
And “that is a tragedy, that is sadness,” Alan said. Even so, he sees signs of God’s hand and God’s plan unfolding in Syria’s tragic events.
“For the first time we have been able to sit and share the Gospel with Syrian families, and they are responding,” Alan said.
Alan seeks to point to the “only hope” that can be found in Jesus. “He is the only one who can bring light to the darkest situation, and Syrians are in their darkest hour.
“I am afraid that much of the world is not really keen to turn the light on to see what it looks like,” Alan said, “and to me that reality is terrible…