Here in the US the stock market is breaking records, a new school year is starting up. In Lebanon and Syria it is a different story. These are some of the most ancient churches in the world, pre-dating the conquest of Islam by hundreds of years. Until recently Christians in these countries have managed to live in peace with minimal persecution. Now they are in danger of being completely wiped out. Please join in prayer for them. Here is a recent appeal from these churches describing their plight.