For years, the reports poured out of Syria about the devastation caused by ISIS as they committed genocide against the Christians. Now as the power of ISIS wanes and in what some are calling a miraculous move of the Holy Spirit, thousands of Muslims are flocking to and praying with Christians missionaries according to a recent report:
An aid group supporting local ministries overseas says the Holy Spirit is “stirring” in war-torn Syria and drawing “thousands” of Muslims to Christian missionaries who are working in the region
Steve Van Valkenburg with Christian Aid Mission, which supports ministries in Syria, said there is a lot of fear in anxiety in Aleppo, which government forces recently retook from rebel control, with the army “not sure who to trust” and looking out for militant members that could be mixed in with the crowd.
Van Valkenburg told Mission Network News that missionary partners in the war-torn city are seeing the Holy Spirit “stirring,” however.
“One encouraging thing was that an agency within the government has asked a ministry if they would have kids programs all this week. So, every other day, they’re having kids programs, and they’re evangelistic programs. They’ve been very effective in the past, and actually have seen thousands of people coming to their meetings,” he revealed.
The Christian groups give out biblical themed coloring books to children, show Gospel films, and distribute Bibles, he added.
What is more, Muslims are reportedly seeking spiritual refuge in prayer tents that have been erected throughout Aleppo.
“They have workers there all day long, every other day, just to pray with those people who want to come and pray. And of course, many people are just very bothered, they’re at their wit’s end, they have heavy burdens, and they’re afraid and they’re looking for somebody to come and help them,” Van Valkenburg added.
“So even though they may be Muslims, they still are looking for somebody who will give them solace. … As the missionaries pray with them, they can share the Gospel, they can give out Bibles and tracts, and so there’s a lot of spiritual, emotional needs met.”(source)