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News from our team in Aleppo

You've probably seen news reports from Aleppo, where the situation is volatile and changing by the hour. Government troops have retaken almost all of the rebel-held areas of the city, at huge cost to the people who live there. There have been confirmed reports of atrocities as well as heavy and continuous shelling in the east of the city. The situation is desperate.

Our staff member, Gaith,* and family are in the (relatively safer) west of the city. However the situation is so uncertain that everywhere is dangerous. They can hear warplanes going overhead and explosions constantly.

Gaith says, 'We are all concerned and praying and praying! War is terrible and we must go on living for Jesus and Him only! We find it hard to hear more news! We just pray for mercy!'

Please remember them in your prayers this Christmas, and please continue to pray for peace in Aleppo. You can't imagine how much this means to the family. Gaith asked me to send their love to you and said, 'tell them we are alive because of their prayers.'

If you want to want to encourage others with your prayers, please post them on our prayer tree

Find out how you can support Gaith's work in Syria.

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Harry Lighton wins Bible based film competition)

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Harry Lighton, from Portsmouth, has won Pitch film competition. Bible Society is one of the main sponsors of the competition which asks film makers to come up with a short film idea based on a Bible story character or theme. Ten finalists pitched their ideas to a panel of film industry experts at the Pinewood Film Studios this weekend (15 and 16 January).
Good news from Syria )

Good news from Syria

In December, we asked you to pray for our team member in Aleppo, who have been faithfully serving the people of Syria despite constant danger. Thanks for your prayers! We're happy to say we have good news from Syria.
Meet the growing Bible need in Syria)

Meet the growing Bible need in Syria

There’s an increasing thirst for Scriptures in Syria, despite the ongoing crisis. You can help meet the demand.

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