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From Seattle to Syria: When worlds collide

They did not know each other, but simultaneously, their lives were plunging into an abyss. Seattle software programmer Cari Conklin was on a collision course with the Alhamdens, one of the millions of Syrian families caught in the crossfire of Syria’s civil war.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for refugees, disaster survivors

God is with people suffering from disaster — refugees, earthquake survivors, families facing famine. Join us in prayer for all those who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

From the Field

Forced to flee: Top 5 countries refugees are coming from

More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the most since World War II, the UN Refugee Agency says. Almost 21.3 million of them have fled outside their own countries as refugees. Here’s a look at five countries that produce the most refugees.

Change Makers

Light a #Candle4Syria

World Vision is calling on people around the world to participate in the #Candle4Syria campaign to show solidarity with Syrians and challenge world leaders to do more to end the war.

Prayers

Pray for the people of Aleppo, Syria

A mass evacuation recommenced Dec. 15 out of the once rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city and home to a large number of Christians. As of Dec. 16, it had been halted yet again. Pray with us for the children and families of Aleppo.