For the last few years, BTJ has had a special team on the ground in the Middle East focused on Syria. For security reasons, the details of the team cannot be released, but the team has been providing one-on-one counseling sessions with Muslim women who have been displaced from the Syrian war.
Every day the women spend time with the special team and share their tragic stories. Some are mothers and bring their children. Some are young enough to still be in school. Because of the culture of these women, the stories that they share with the BTJ missionaries are not even things that they would dare share with their own families. They are afraid of being judged by Islamic law.
The women do not feel safe anywhere or with anyone, but something about being with the BTJ team allows them to make themselves vulnerable and share the deepest darkest parts of their past. They secretly open up and talk about abuse, incest, and rape. They feel safe as the team listens to their stories and their fears. They find hope as they learn about Jesus and the scriptures.
The BTJ team that is providing counseling for these women are not allowed to openly share about the testimonies and breakthroughs, but lives are being changed forever.
Pray for those that are on the frontlines of the wounded hearts. Pray for the grace and love that surpasses all understanding. Pray for those that are the most vulnerable and need to find strength in the darkest hours.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.