These children in Aleppo were among those who received Scriptures in Syria this Easter.

28,000 Syrian children given gifts of Scripture amid conflict and pandemic

Twenty-eight thousand children in Syria were thrilled to receive Scriptures this Easter thanks to the generous giving of people like you. These gifts uplifted the youngsters who have suffered years of war and also now face the added threat of coronavirus.

Big Bible Distribution events take place every Easter and Christmas in many towns and cities in Syria where it is safe to do so. This Easter’s distribution was given the green light to go ahead in many places throughout Syria including Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia, Tartous, Hama and the Christian Valley. 

Thanks to your support, 28,000 Bibles and Scripture storybooks were distributed to children at the Easter events. It’s estimated that Scriptures handed out in 2020 will be seen by at least 100,000 children by the end of the year.

’Thanks!’ the boy shouted

In Aleppo, Bible Society staff member Miss Nour gave pre-schooler Bechara a Bible storybook and explained, ‘This is a story from the Bible about Jesus Christ who loves you. See how Jesus is sitting among the children loving them with all his heart?’

Bechara took the book and ran to his mum. ‘Look what a beautiful book they gave me! Will you read me a story about Jesus?’

Bechara's mother asked if he had thanked Miss Nour for the book, so he shouted at the top of his voice, ‘Thank you, Bible Society!’

Spreading the word

Nadim politely requests a Bible for a friend in Aleppo.

A very excited Nadim demonstrated his own kindness at the same event in Aleppo when he said, ‘I’ve already got a Bible. Now I can give this one to my friend who hasn’t got one!’

In Syria, the Bible mission, made possible by your kind giving, focuses on the younger generations to mend their broken lives and give them hope for the future. Many have been exposed to the horrors of war, while many more have been displaced.

We are so grateful for your continued donations, which mean more and more of these youngsters will discover hope and the promise of ultimate peace through God’s word.

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