The Church of Saint-Elie in Bhamdoun is today the only guarantor of the presence of the last Christian families in the city. However, heavy weather and extreme temperatures have a heavy impact on the church attendance. Between periods of intense heat in summer and intense cold in winter, "it is to be feared that many of the faithful will soon leave." William, official of the town hall. "Too many Christians fled during the war, it must stop. We have to make people stay here and bring back those who left," he sighs.
Thanks to the donors, SOS Chrétiens d'Orient has already provided the equipment necessary to cool the church during the summer and to warm it during the winter. Work is progressing fast, but much remains to be done, especially for the electrical installation.
Through its renovation, this place of worship, a symbol of an inalterable presence of the Christian community of Bhamdoun, can stem the mass exodus of an entire community.
SOS Chrétiens d’Orient participates in the renovation of the church for an amount of 6000 euros. You too, take part in this project in order to maintain Christians in the city of Bhamdoun.