An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?
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Look: A violinist plays in the rubble of Jonah’s tomb, Muhammad Hamed
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“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” (Ps. 37:3)
On Giving Tuesday, the relief organization Preemptive Love launched a “yearlong effort to help Syrian families in Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor—two of the most war-ravaged parts of Syria—come home to their farms and provide for themselves again. To throw off the chains of displacement and dependence.
The vision for the campaign is to tackle “one of the root causes of this conflict—so the families we serve will never be left vulnerable again”. The campaign intends to help Syrian families remake their homes by planting crops, raising livestock, and cultivating mushrooms (a a good crop for Aleppo families living where the earth is still strewn with mines).
You can give to the campaign here.
While you’re at the site, browse the beautiful shop of refugee-made items, perfect for gifts.
(See all Advent Daybook posts from 2017 here.)