MIRACLES OF LOVE IN THE RAVAGED MIDDLE EAST
There are 40 million refugees around the world today—the most ever in history. Eight million of these are in Syria and Iraq, victims of the conflicts raging there. Last month I led a World Challenge team to visit refugee camps in northern Iraq, Baghdad, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Every camp was the same: The need is overwhelming with widespread hunger and rampant sickness. Massive throngs are paralyzed by fear and uncertainty.
Will Never Be The Same
I recently visited a refugee camp near the Syrian border. While walking along its narrow passages, I noticed a boy around 12 years old who was filled with rage. He screamed at other kids, pushed them and even kicked them. At first I was angry, thinking, “I can’t stand bullies.” Then the Holy Spirit stirred my heart.