Children's Mission in Syria - Pictures and Report


Children's Mission in Syria - Pictures and Report

Oh the Joy the Lord brings at this special season and always!


I just returned from a very special and unique missions trip to Syria where we celebrated Christmas with over 1400 children in two cities (Homs and the coastal city of Tartus)! Unlike my other trips to Syria, where I saw such sadness, destruction and despair, on this trip I saw great joy, restoration and hope!


Firstly, I want to thank with all my heart the wonderful Light For All Nations supporters who gave generously to make this mission possible. You brought smiles to the faces of these precious children. 70% were Muslim and came from displaced people's camps. We worked with the local churches to bless them and their families. I ministered along side a fantastic children's singer and all the kids enjoyed it greatly! The church put on a nativity play and the helpers decorated the rented theatre for Christmas and several were dressed as Santa. It was a time of great joy and excitement for all the kids! Of course they all very much enjoyed getting a special gift bag filled with treats, a toy, and a special set of new clothes.


A Christian family owned a clothing factory in Homs that was totally destroyed by ISIS, but they are now rebuilding and starting fresh. We were a blessing to them to give them the much needed business by sewing all the clothing items we gave the kids. It is amazing to see how resilient the people are! When I first visited Homs last year there was so much destruction and ruins, but now on this second trip, I was amazed to see the hard work in re-building that the people are doing! I am reminded of the verse of God's blessings in Isaiah 58:12: "Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell in." The Lord Jesus is the Repairer and the Restorer! Praise His Holy Name!


The children were excited and yet when I spoke to them about the true Christmas story, they were quiet and receptive. "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tiding of great joy which will be to all people" (Luke 2:10). About 70 % of the children and the parents who listened accepted the Lord Jesus as their Saviour.


Before leaving Syria, I spoke in the church in the coastal city of Latakia to a packed house. Hundred accepted the Lord! To increase the impact of the ministry, we video taped all the meetings and this Christmas they will be televised on a major TV channel in the Middle East. Please pray that as millions watch and hear the Christmas message, they will respond and accept the Lord!


Light For All Nations is committed to continue to help the refugees and displaced people. If the Lord lays it on your hearts to support, please call Ellen and me; our office # is 905-335-0700 and our extension is "21." You could also go online to support. Please do it before the close of the year.


Have a blessed Christmas and joyous time with your family and I pray you will have a very fruitful NewYear!


Proclaiming the Good News of Great Joy,


Nizar Shaheen
Light For All Nations Ministry


Some pictures from Children's ministry in Syria:

Buses of kids arriving from the camps

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Seated and ready for the Chrsitmas program

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 New Friends

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True Christmas Story

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Ministering to the little ones

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Happy boy with new clothes

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Praying Child

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