And as more and more details come in from our partners on the ground, we want to keep you posted with the latest up-to-date developments. You’ve seen the footage and heard the numbers, but our partners are sharing messages from our Christian sisters and brothers that help us see more of the picture and grasp the reality the churches in these areas are walking through as they come alongside hurting communities to be salt and light. Many churches are doubling as shelters for those who have lost their homes, and churches are being called on to provide supplies and survival essentials.
“Every hour, more and more needy families are knocking at the door of our churches,” a denominational leader in Syria told our local partners only a day after the devastating quakes. “Some 700 new families have come whose houses are completely destroyed.”