Beth Myriam of Syria, Homs
Off all the Beth Myriams around the world, this one has one of the toughest missions.
The Beth Myriam in Syria started in summer 2011 providing food and assistance to poor families. In the beginning the Beth Myriam offered food to families every month. Moreover it offered schooling items for children, winter clothing and medication for people in need.
Unfortunately, in the end of 2011, the war affected the country. However the volunteers decided to continue their mission by offering comfort and consolation to people who tasted the ugliness of war. By the grace of God the BM accomplished its mission.
In the beginning of year 2012, the war became even more severe. People lost their jobs and their sense of security. Things started becoming more complicated for everyone. Many people were found in need and the poor became poorer. A large number of Christian families were forced to leave their homes and country. Some of these families became refugees, heading towards safer places. Other families became guests at the overcrowded humanitarian and resort centers at monasteries and schools.
During this hard period for the country, people who had been running the Beth Myriam together with the volunteers, did the unbelievable! They managed to reach the shelters of the families that they used to support before. Defying any danger, they drove through roads where they were not allowed to drive due to safety reasons. All this only to comfort people in this difficult situation.
In 2013 the Beth Myriam started to settle down. Many more tasks were added to the current ones. Among their task was to offer also spiritual food. Therefore, they provided them with words of joy to comfort their sufferings. In addition BM volunteers introduced the families that they used to help to the True Life in God spirituality.
Purely by the grace of Most Holy Theotokos, this mission had been working so well all these last years despite the fact that they had been working under extremely dangerous situations.
Unfortunately, the number living at a poverty level has been increasing rapidly. The last years the BM has been offering food supplies to totally 150 families. They have decided to divide the families into three big groups and help 50 families per month.
May God Bless all people who work for the Beth Myriams and provide them with what they need.
Address: Syria, Homs
Responsible: Georges Chabab
Tel: +961 3352550