The Syrian refugee crisis has created a spiritual crisis for many. Dissatisfied with Islam, many refugees are seeking answers to life and death questions, and Arab Muslims are turning to Christ in unprecedented numbers.
In response to what is being called the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, the EPC has launched an emergency relief fund to help with the Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. The EPC is joining with church partners in Lebanon, Turkey, and Germany to not only assist refugees with physical needs, but also to share the good news about how their greatest spiritual needs can be met through the Messiah.
Under the direction of the EPC World Outreach Committee, donated funds will be disbursed to:
Provide the Bible in Arabic and Kurdish on mp3 audio players to a church-planting team on the Syrian border, distributed under the direction of an EPC elder (initial cost: $30,000).
Purchase food, clothing, medical, and discipleship materials for distribution to refugees in Lebanon under the direction of World Outreach global workers (initial cost: $50,000).
Send EPC disciple-makers who are fluent in the native languages of the refugees (Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Urdu, etc.) to spend two weeks to three months assisting evangelical refugee welcome centers in Europe (initial cost: $20,000).
If you desire to give a gift to help with this need, please make a check to "Grace Covenant EPC" and, on the memo line, write "EPC Syrian Refugee Relief". Thank you for your generosity.