A couple of weeks ago, we shared about the varied ways that Vineyard churches are responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. You can read that post here. We continue to hear of ways that local Vineyard churches are being the hands and feet of Jesus in this situation. We would like to highlight an opportunity to assist a ministry in Ankara, Turkey.
Conflict inside Syria has been raging since 2011. But right now we’re seeing an incredible escalation of people being forced from their homes and fleeing their home country. Vineyard Missions has received a number of inquiries about what we are doing and if there is a formal response to this crisis. Our role today, like it has always been, is to help connect and equip Vineyard churches who then send out their own mission teams around the world. We know that by equipping the local church to carry out the important grassroots work of missions, and to gain a personal connection and cultural understanding of those whom they have been called to serve, is far more effective than any top-down approach we could orchestrate.