THIRSTY GROUND UPDATES

Many thanks to those who are praying for the compassion work out here. Just these first two weeks of May alone we’ve had several babies born, dozens of new medical needs and new opportunities to enable other local churches to serve refugees in their areas as well. Making The Rounds With a Visiting Doctor…(Read More)

Though it’s only been two weeks since the last medical ministry update, it’s been a packed two weeks. Five babies born already this month; four of them were born in a row with one each day for the first week of April! The ladies were busy going up and down the mountain all…(Read More)

This is a quick update on two more healthy Syrian refugee babies born last week. One is a little girl, the other a little boy, and both of them are over 10 pounds each! We thank God that the deliveries went well. One was almost delivered on the highway. What happened? The team went to…(Read More)

It’s hard to believe but as of this week we count 49 refugee babies delivered since we began helping pregnant Syrian refugee women last year. It’s been a busy year! Many midnight scrambles to distant hospitals with pregnant refugee women in active labor in the car. Many trying times praying for finances for…(Read More)

It may feel like Houston is forgotten, but we still have some faithful volunteers heading down to help this winter, with some even coming back for a second time! We still have several partially or completely gutted homes in the Houston area that we committed to seeing through to the end if volunteers were available…(Read More)

We are starting our third winter out here with the Syrian refugees, and the challenges remain the same as before. Staying warm. It’s something we take for granted back in the USA where central heat is pretty much ubiquitous. Any kind of outage in the winter where people could lose heat and become cold…(Read More)

We know that not everybody praying for and helping the relief work is following our Facebook page, which is where we post most of our ongoing updates. So, we wanted to summarize the medical needs from November for the Syrian refugees coming for help. Just in the past few weeks we have had the following…(Read More)

This past weekend we officially ended our continuous presence in Houston since the onset of the flood and hurricane relief. We are so thankful the Lord provided over 50 volunteers come in the past weeks to help! We ended the week with helping rebuild some damaged homes by hanging drywall and fixing roofs. We were…(Read More)

harvey rebuild roof repairs

This week marks the 5th continuous week of non-stop volunteers on the ground in Houston helping Hurricane Harvey victims! Some volunteers are on their second, or even third, rotation out to the affected areas. We are very thankful for their dedication and perseverance, as it has not been easy work! We began to transition…(Read More)

It is amazing to think we are already on our 4th week of continuous volunteer teams going into Houston to help! The needs are still slowly progressing from clearing out the mucky, muddy and moldy mess of soggy home debris to the end stage of rebuilding what was destroyed. We are beginning to start a…(Read More)

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