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A letter from Aleppo

"A letter from Aleppo" Continued...

In this context of violence, privation, desolation, suffering and despair, we continue, as Christian humanitarian committees in Aleppo and all over Syria, through our presence, our resistance, our support, our aid and our solidarity to be there for the people, a glimmer of hope in the darkness that surrounds us. …

That is where we are. We are trying to resist despite of all that has been said; resist after exactly one year, 365 days of war. We resist pessimism, resist fatigue, resist discouragement and extremism. As Jean Debruynnesaid, “To resist, is to never give up looking out for the sun through the opening of a sewer outlet”; and, “To resist, is to be stubborn enough to see the day arise behind barbed wire.”

We do serve the One who deserves to be served.

Damaged residential buildings from heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in Aleppo.
Associated Press/Aleppo Media Center, AMC
Damaged residential buildings from heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in Aleppo.
Anti-government protesters hold al-Qaeda flags that read, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger,” during a demonstration in Aleppo Friday.
Associated Press/Aleppo Media Center, AMC
Anti-government protesters hold al-Qaeda flags that read, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger,” during a demonstration in Aleppo Friday.
An anti-government protester holds a sign that reads, “In my country: children are being butchered, men become martyrs, and the struggle continues,” during a demonstration in Aleppo Friday.
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An anti-government protester holds a sign that reads, “In my country: children are being butchered, men become martyrs, and the struggle continues,” during a demonstration in Aleppo Friday.
Rebels run for cover during clashes with government forces in Aleppo Wednesday.
Associated Press/Aleppo Media Center, AMC
Rebels run for cover during clashes with government forces in Aleppo Wednesday.
Damaged buildings from fighting between government and rebel forces in Aleppo.
Associated Press/Aleppo Media Center, AMC
Damaged buildings from fighting between government and rebel forces in Aleppo.
Syrians inspect the rubble of a damaged building after heavy shelling by government forces in Aleppo on Aug. 26.
Associated Press/Aleppo Media Center, AMC
Syrians inspect the rubble of a damaged building after heavy shelling by government forces in Aleppo on Aug. 26.

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