The Syrian refugee crisis has displaced 9 million people—almost half the population of the country—, over three million of whom have fled to neighboring countries. Without schools or many basic community facilities, their children are already being called “Syria’s lost generation.” But in their suffering many have gained one vital thing: the opportunity to hear and receive the gospel.
The Love to the Levant Project, working with the local church and also Chinese missionaries, has helped to begin a Culture Training Center in early 2015 which at present serves about one hundred students (including both children and parents) with a staff of six full-time volunteer teachers. It is situated near one of the local refugee camps and teaches basic subjects such as Arabic, English, math, and computer. We hope soon to increase our capacity to two hundred students.
Besides providing education and training, we also financially support and are cooperating with our local partner to start a church for those interested in Christianity, and to disciple local Christians to become servants of Jesus Christ.