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About Syria

Total Population: 18 Million
Christian Population: 4%
Poverty Level: More than 80%
Government Style: Republic

Our Work Here

Began Work: 2016
Christians Served: 1,350
Local Partners: 1

Solutions Used

Spiritual Encouragement
Income-Generating Projects

Leadership Trainings
Trauma Care
Education Support
Medical Clinics
Ignite Academy


Christianity is on the verge of extinction in Syria. Over the past five years, a large majority of Christians in Syria have fled their country to escape the heavy persecution held by ISIS and other Islamic militants. Homes have been destroyed, and most churches are in ruins.

Despite these attacks, some Christians make a deliberate choice to stay and reach out to fellow Syrians with the gospel, such as The Wise Virgins, with whom Take Heart has partnered. Nearly one million Christians in Syria are still holding their ground despite the persecution and war. When the Syrian crisis started, Christian homes were destroyed and their men kidnapped and slaughtered; many are still missing. Their wives and children have fled to Damascus (a city that is still being bombarded but remains much safer).

Take Heart is working with The Wise Virgins, located in Syria, to equip persecuted families with the tools necessary to gain an income to support their families. Take Heart is also supporting local college students to ensure a completion of their education.

Where We Work