The National Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Latakia, Syria

The National Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Latakia
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

A widow from The National Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Latakia, Syria. One of the most striking women I have photographed. She and 300 of her fellow congregants greeted us with a warm and generous reception in our honor–all this during the heat of the war in Syria. This is the largest Presbyterian Church in Syria with over 1,000 members. As we were walking into the church we passed the graves of those Presbyterians who founded the schools, hospitals, and churches in that part of Syria over 150 years ago. (Jan 2017)