TESTIMONY: Scripture Changing Hearts

When war broke out in Syria, Farah* fled with her husband and small children. Seeking refuge, they entered a nearby country and started to build a new life together as a family. Although life was difficult as a refugee in a new country, Farah discovered an openness she had not experienced in Syria. For the first time, she could explore questions about faith and religion.

In April 2021, Farah messaged our media team through their Arabic ministry website. She wanted to read the Bible but was unsure where to begin. Habib*, one of our online Arabic responders, talked with Farah for several weeks. They chatted online about many aspects of the Christian faith. Farah brought her questions about the Bible to Habib, and they studied God’s word together. After a short time, Farah was convinced. She accepted Jesus Christ as her saviour and gave her heart to the Lord.

Life did not get easier for Farah and her family. She faced persecution, rejection, and discrimination because of her new faith. She tried to share the story of Jesus with her husband and children, but they didn’t want to hear about it. Undeterred, she began attending a local church and was baptised. Farah continued studying the Bible, and her love for Jesus grew.

‘Each woman gave her life to Christ one by one. They now meet in Farah’s home and study the Bible together!’

She began meeting regularly with a group of Syrian women, and eventually, she felt comfortable sharing her faith. They also wanted to know the peace Farah felt, so each woman gave her life to Christ one by one. They now meet in Farah’s home and study the Bible together!

​​​​​​Farah remains firm in her faith despite challenging circumstances, sickness, pain, persecution, and rejection. She is faithful and continues to pray for her husband and children. Her love for Jesus has brought this precious group of Syrian women to know and love the Lord. Praise God for Farah and her brave desire to share her faith and be a witness to those around her.

This article first appeared in ‘Good News’, a monthly update from Arab World Media.

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