Who raised a 40-foot high bronze Jesus stature in Syria? The project organizer, Samir al-Ghadban somehow arranged for a cease fire amongst the various factions as rebels battle the Bashar Assad regime. The statue of Jesus Christ was financed by the St. Paul and St. George Foundation and the project is called, ″I Have Come to Save the World.″ The group was originally known as the Gavrilov Foundation, started by Russian businessman, Yuri Gavrilov. The Jesus statue was raised upon a pedestal 105 feet high on a site at Cherubim mountain. The Christ faces Constantinople with His hands outstretched as to welcome pilgrims from the West. This remarkable event in such a troubled land should make us all wonder if peace is will ever come to a place so bloodied by war?