Forgiveness Opens Doors to Sharing God’s Love with Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Helping a refugee family “winter-proof” its home. (Photo courtesy of TM Lebanon)

Syria and Lebanon have a tumultuous history, as Syria occupied Lebanon from 1976 to 2005. The Syrian civil war that began six years later resulted in millions of refugees, many of whom now live in Lebanon.

Some Lebanese aren’t ready to forgive those whose country inflicted hardships on them not long ago. However, Nuna* from Triumphant Mercy Lebanon has found that letting go of the past enables her to show God’s love in the present.

A Difficult History

The Syrian occupation is still on the minds of many who suffered and lost loved ones as a result of the conflict.

“My father was killed during the war, and we lost our home. We lost many friends,” Nuna says.

“I know of people who died because of Syrian shelling. The whole occupation was so hard and so heartless. It just created a hatred in me.”

 

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer