Friends, today I’m sharing one of the most incredible stories I’ve ever shared. In early-September I had the privilege of spending time with the staff at the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. While there, I learned that Debbie Denison, a trauma nurse and wife of an ICEJ executive, was part of a medical team the IDF was secretly moving deep into Syria for a medical mission. (Part of the IDF’s “Operation Good Neighbor“ initiative.)
Together with Dr Sally Parsons (a trauma surgeon), Denison served with Frontier Alliance International on a 7-week stint in war-torn Syria, saving lives and birthing others. Undoubtedly, some patients were citizens caught in the midst of war. But I wonder…were other patients ISIS operatives or terrorists of a different stripe? Regardless, the love of Jesus was shared with all as these faithful servants threw caution to the wind to serve where the Lord called them.
I was in Jerusalem when the team was escorted to the Syrian border (and beyond) by the IDF, and I joined in prayer, even after I returned to the US. Then, I rejoiced when Sally and Deb returned safely, and I waited patiently for their story to be told. And now it is…at least a tiny piece of it! Check out this video, then re-post or forward to others. It is a fantastic testimony of how the Lord is working in the midst of a horrendous war, and is a story well worth sharing!