E3 Partners’ Tom Doyle shared an urgent prayer reminder with me during a recent interview. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, we also need to be mindful of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.
“We get excited about worshipping Jesus,” Doyle shares. “Believers [in Syria] wonder, ‘What’s the blowback going to be?’.”
Because Christmas is known as a “distinctly-Christian” holiday, Christians in areas controlled by ISIS will be targeted.
“People will die just because they’re known for following Jesus, and [Christmas is] the day that we celebrate His birth,” says Doyle.
During Easter last year, “ISIS and other terrorist groups claimed, ‘we will wash the streets in Syria with Christian blood’.”
A similar reaction is expected tomorrow.
“They (terrorists) hate Jesus, they hate the resurrection; therefore, they’re going to hate the day that we celebrate His birth.”
As you gather with your families for Christmas and celebrate Jesus’ birth, pray for His family.
Join E3’s prayer initiative for Syrian Christians here.