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Syrian Church Growing Despite Islamic State Menace

08-08-2015
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Hundreds of Christians are feared captured by ISIS in central Syria.

NBC News reports 230 Christians are missing after fighting near their villages.

Despite the horrors of ISIS, author Tom Doyle says it's important to know the Church is not losing the fight.

In his book, Killing Christians, Doyle says the Church is growing.

He recently told CBN News about a team of 10 church planters in Syria who were given the option to leave the country or continue risking their lives for the Gospel.

"So they prayed and fasted for a week, the team. And so Fareed walked down to the basement of this house in Damascus thinking, 'I wonder if anyone is going to be there,'" Doyle said.

"There was actually 25 leaders there - the 10 had gone out and recruited 15 more that said, 'We're ready to stay, we're ready to suffer, we ready to die here in Syria for Jesus,'" Doyle continued.

"And to seal this commitment they went out and bought a plot of land so they can bury each other when they die as martyrs," he said.

Doyle says the team continues to send reports that Jesus is moving in Syria, people are joining the Church, and the graveyard is empty.

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