Our partnering church, the Evangelical Free Church of Lebanon in Beirut is presently immersed in attempts to meet the needs of many people who have been displaced by the unfolding civil war in their neighboring country. Our part as a church will be the purchasing of basic needs, such as, food, water, mattresses, heaters, heating oil, blankets, etc. Our point of contact is our friend, Pastor Joseph Najem, who pastors the Free Church in Beirut. The need is great and the timing is critical to meet these pressing needs. After meeting the required financial goal for Rise Together Ministries, our primary project, the remaining funds will go to this relief project. In past years First Free has given in excess of $100,000. We hope to contribute at least $30,000 to this rescue effort in Syria.