Syrian Refugees

What is our involvement?

The Syrian refugee crisis has come to define most of our ministry work in Lebanon. In a nation with a population of about 4 million, there are now more than a million refugees officially registered and another unofficial half million. More than one in five people is a refugee.

Relief Collage

Most of the refugees come with few if any resources. Some of them have fled in the middle of the night with little more than the clothes on their back, none of them have more than they can fit in their car.

There is a great need for food among the refugee families. They also need baby formula, medicines, blankets, pillows, sleeping pads, and other basic items.

There are few jobs available for refugees, and those available often pay only $200-$300 per month. Rents alone are at least $300 for the worst apartments, leaving nothing for thier basic needs.

Meeting these needs is an integral part of the Gospel.

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'

Based upon these words of Jesus, we have ministered to the 115 Syrian refugee families registered with our Church plant in the Beirut area, as well as 15 more registered in Tyre. In partnership with other believers, Churches, and agencies, we have distributed hundreds of bags of food; dozens of blankets, pillows, and mattresses; baby milk and medicines; as well as love and encouragement.

You can find out more about our relief effort, and how you can partner with us, by emailing pastor@wordsofisa.org