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Stearns: "The Things That Bring Us Together"

Rich Stearns visits with Haya and other Syrian refugee children in Irbid, Jordan. Photo:  ©2013 Jon Warren/World Vision

Rich Stearns visits with Haya and other Syrian refugee children in Irbid, Jordan.
Photo: ©2013 Jon Warren/World Vision

In his recent article for World Vision magazine, World Vision US President Rich Stearns shares a story from Syria, in order to remind us of the truth his wife Reneé, once said: “The things that separate us are not nearly as big as the things that bring us together.”

“Like most Americans, I felt disconnected from and confused by the unfolding crisis in Syria, and the scant media attention hasn’t helped. A decade of war in the Middle East has left Americans weary…In Syria, it is estimated that as much as half the country’s population of 22 million is, or soon will be, in need of emergency aid. Instead of trying to wrap our heads around what it means for 10 million people to be suffering, allow me to take you into the heart and mind of just one girl I met on my visit…”

Read the full story at the World Vision magazine.

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