Syria Emergency Appeal


The war in Syria is now five years old. Few, if any, have been spared its effects. Instead of moderating, it rages on and is intensifying, leaving more and more people homeless, wounded, and even worse. But, the Presbyterian Church is faithfully bringing support and relief to the people.


In Aleppo, the Presbyterian Church gives blood for the injured, provides water from its well for the neighborhood, and it provides sanctuary. It is faithful.


In Mhardeh, the Presbyterian Church tries to keep life normal. Rev. Ma’an Bitar continues the kindergarten with 70 children, while its members open their homes to those who have had to flee. It is the light of Christ.


In Lebanon, the Synod of Syria and Lebanon works in refugee camps and has opened four schools for Syrian children, most of whom are Muslim and have not been to school due to war. It is love in Jesus’ name.


You Can Help

We invite you to join The Outreach Foundation in support of the work and witness of the Presbyterian Church in Syria through its 18 congregations and eight pastors and the Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. Here’s how you can help:

1.  PRAY

Please pray for safety and an end to the war so that Syrians can return to their homes and begin to regain their lives.


2. Make a donation to the Syria Emergency Relief fund

Click HERE to donate online, or send your check to: 

The Outreach Foundation
381 Riverside Drive  Suite 110
Franklin, TN  37064

3. Help your congregation better understand the Syria Crisis

We have provided a series of resources below for your use:


A bulletin insert for your church:

Copy content for your website, newsletter or other communications:

A Powerpoint presentation about the Presbyterian Church in Lattakia:

A PowerPoint presentation with photos and notes which gives a glimpse into the Presbyterian Church in Syria:

A video about the entire Middle East refugee crisis suitable for Sunday morning worship and other venues:

Background updates on the Syria situation for the past several years:


Two videos prepared by Syrian pastors about their situation and their churches – perfect for a Sunday School class, small groups or Wednesday night fellowship:


Members of The Outreach Foundation's trip to Syria and Lebanon in January of 2017 share what they experienced.



Contact us if you have questions or need additional resources:

615/778-8881 or



No matter what happens today, Christ will be glorified in this situation. But, we can all help in the meantime by showing the love and caring of Jesus.