Margret´s secret wish came true as she listened to the pastor´s story. Finally, she was hearing something about Syria first hand. On the one hand, the news sounded frightening, on the other, it was very encouraging. Apparently God was at work in this country, revealing himself to both Syrians and refugees in a supernatural way through dreams and visions. Particularly among the Muslims and Druze God´s presence had become very real.
Contact with the pastor and his church in Damascus intensified after Margret Meier made her first visit there in May 2017. The congregation with about 60 members had its meeting room in the basement of a house. On Sundays, the room had already become too small to accommodate all the new visitors. Most of the members are converts to Christianity. Through personal evangelism and fellowship, this church had quickly become a home for many young people. Bible study and active discipleship training make this church very attractive. When a large apartment on the ground floor of the neighbouring house became vacant, the church rented the rooms and so acquired more space for their meetings.
Missionary opportunities have now increased. The church is a light in the darkness. It gives new hope to the hopeless. Jesus is the center, he strengthens the desperate and saves the lost.