"But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." (1 John 3:17-18)

Many of you, like us here at LWF, are heartbroken at the news coming from Turkey and Syria. Every once in a while, a disaster with the magnitude of this one touches the hearts of every citizen of our world. How are we to respond in times like this?

First, we must pray. 

Pray for the families who are devastated. Pray for the first responders. Pray for the leaders in these areas. Pray for resources to be sent to those impacted. And pray that God’s Holy Spirit has the freedom to work in the lives of all affected. Nothing catches God by surprise, and we know He has a purpose for every life. Sometimes a tragedy helps us see that purpose more clearly.

Second, we can put the Scripture above into action. 

Not every person can help in a situation like this, but there are some who can and whom God is leading to provide assistance. If you are touched and moved and are wanting to do something beyond praying, we would suggest you consider an organization like Samaritan’s Purse. You can see their response by following the Samaritan's Purse button below.

This is a time for God’s people to come together, share the love of Jesus, and help those who are in dire need, all for God’s glory.

God bless you, and God bless the people of Turkey and Syria.

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Christ of Every Crisis Booklet

How can you handle an industrial-strength crisis? Where do you turn if not to the Lord? When it looks like evil is succeeding, remember the success of evil is only temporary. A sustaining, sufficient power is available to you. God is working in a way you cannot see. Learn four things you must know to help you cope in the midst of your crisis.