Benjamin Watson – best known as the tight end for the Baltimore Ravens – is a father of five children and a religious man. He has also recently become an advocate for Syrian refugees, after visiting a camp in Lebanon with a group of pastors in May. Lebanon, which has provided aid to more refugees per capita than any other nation, is a temporary home for over a million Syrian refugees. He gives a first-hand account of his visit and discussions with the families as they struggle to survive and wait to return home.

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