Dear Hans, this experience sounds fascinating. I love that these rich cultures are coming from all over these regions to Portugal and are hearing about and learning about the God of Israel, and coming to know Jesus personally! Syria, Iran, Sudan, that must be so amazing to hear their stories and the cultures they come from. I imagine that some of the languages they speak are rare and precious languages. I’m just curious, does anyone speak Neo-Aramaic dialects? (I have been exploring some of those dialects.) And that is fascinating they are coming to Portugal. Is there a particular program or government policy that brings them there?
Either way, I would love to hear from you if possible, as I am fascinated by all things Middle East, especially language and culture, and hopefully I will have the change to hear about your work as well!