Worthy Christian News » Syrian Believers in Need of Prayer

christian news

Worthy Christian News » Syrian Believers in Need of Prayer

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

syriaDAMASCUS, SYRIA (Worthy News)– Christians in Syria need prayer during that country's current civil turmoil; at least 2,700 people have been killed and thousands more arrested in an effort to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria's general population has already suffered job losses with increased food prices; now Jerry Dykstra of Open Doors USA tells OneNewsNow how Christians are also suffering.

"More so perhaps than the regular population," he said, "so there's a great need for goods (and) for food … we need to uplift the Christian community there, which numbers about ten percent of the country, which is a significant amount: 1.9 million people."

According to Dykstra, if al-Assad is overthrown, shar'ia law may be implemented, which will further threaten Syrian Christians.

"Many Iraqi Christians have fled into Syria — maybe 100,000 Christians there in the last few months," said Dykstra, "and they're fearful what happened in Iraq will also happen in Syria."

After Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was removed from office, imprisoned, convicted and executed, Iraqi Christians were persecuted and many had to flee for their lives into Syria.

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy News. All rights reserved.

Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

  • Anonymous
    12 October 2011 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Praying~!

  • Make us your homepage

    What is Worthy News?

    Worthy News is an independent Christian news agency which reports news not covered by other outlets, on key developments in a rapidly changing world. Worthy News reaches both Christians and non-Christians around the globe and strives to be balanced and make a difference in these strategic times.

    Worthy News. Reliable-Trustworthy-Cutting Edge

    Recommended Links

  • Editor’s Picks

  • Latest News

  • Most Read This Month

  • Most Read Today


  • 1999-2014 Worthy Christian News » Syrian Believers in Need of Prayer