"I'm your Savior...follow Me"

Rasha and Amar fled with their children when their city, Homs, came under attack. And while in the past it was rare for a Muslim in their area to come to Christ, the proof of the extraordinary change in their lives lies in Rasha's arms sleeping — a five-month-old baby girl with the very Christian name Christina.

Like many Syrians after the fighting erupted, they were forced to live in tents in a refugee camp. Their loss was tremendous—home, way of life, family members and friends.

“Since 2012, we have been living in a tent,” Amar shares. “It is not an easy life. About a year ago my wife’s mother was killed by a sniper when she went out to have some fresh air. My wife’s brother was killed on his way home.”

But amidst the darkness, they came face to face with the Light…

“I was given a vision of Jesus Christ,” Rasha shares. “I was sleeping and all of a sudden I saw Jesus Christ in white. He said, ‘I am Christ.’” 

Amar adds, “I had a dream, too. I saw Jesus Christ. He was dressed in white. He said to me, ‘I am your Savior. You will follow me.’”

"...We're afraid now."

Both Amar and Rasha made a bold decision after these dreams.

“We decided to follow Him. We named our baby Christina. We left our old Islamic customs,” Amar shares. "We stopped going to the mosque, but Rasha still dresses as a Muslim woman with her head covered by a veil. Our clan is very big; we’re afraid now. They might kill us."

"The most important thing is that we know Jesus Christ as our Savior,” Amar continues “He will save us. We regularly pray to the Lord, we freely worship Him, and He protects us. God is with us. God will resolve our situation.”

As believers in Jesus, we must pray for our brothers and sisters like Rasha and Amar. They’re a part of our family. And our responsibility. We must care for them—and other new believers like them in Syria.

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From a pastor in Syria

“The church has grown dramatically in the past years and people come to church because they feel comforted. I’ve heard some even say, ‘Thank God for the war in Syria, it brought us to Jesus.’

“These wonderful new believers will become preachers all over the Middle East. God is waking up a sleeping church. A new nation of new believers is being born. But we need Bibles!”

God is opening doors for the gospel for people like Rasha and Amar

In the midst of many fear-filled years because of the Islamic State, God has mobilized His church in the Middle East to demonstrate the love of Christ to those who have fled their homes.

And He has used this outpouring of kindness and compassion to open doors to share the gospel. In the darkness, the light shines the brightest. 

As a result, Muslims in Syria and throughout the Middle East are turning to Jesus in unprecedented numbers.

People like Rasha and Amar…


Because many in Syria don't have access to God's Word, one of the most tangible acts of love you can do right now on behalf of persecuted Christians in this area is give a Bible.

Give a generous gift now, and God will use your support to get the Word of God into the hands of believers like Rasha and Amar.

And He’ll use it to build a firm foundation of faith upon which they can stand strong when persecution comes.

This is a huge opportunity. When you give today, you’ll be partnering with other believers around the world to help support Christians in Syria.

Please don't miss the importance of this moment. Unprecedented numbers of Muslims in Syria are coming to Christ, and we must equip them with the Word of God!

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Muslims are coming to Christ in unprecedented numbers in Syria—and throughout the Middle East.

Give a generous gift now, and God will use your support to get the Word of God into the hands of a new believer in Syria.

This is a huge opportunity to partner with other believers around the world as the worldwide Body of Christ to help support Syrian Christians.


What Christian leaders are saying about Open Doors

Serving and strengthening persecuted Christians worldwide is the legacy of Open Doors—motivating, mobilizing and educating the Body of Christ in the West to reach out to our suffering brothers and sisters.

Rick Warren
Author of 
The Purpose Driven Life

Open Doors is a splendid organization that has, for more than five decades, provided unselfish leadership in ministry to those around the world who suffer for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Chuck Swindoll
Pastor and author

I have deep appreciation for Open Doors, and all the ways they are coming alongside the Church in some of the darkest places in the world.

David Platt
President of the International Mission Board