THIRSTY GROUND UPDATES
harvey relief gutted floors

We are now entering our third week of continuous volunteer efforts in the affected flood areas. We are VERY thankful for the people stepping in to help. Laborers are needed as clearing out flood debris takes a LOT of work! Even at this late stage there are STILL homes needing basic debris clearing and gutting…(Read More)

We’ve all had those times where we start on what we think may be a small project to fix something in our home, only to find that underneath the floorboards or behind the cabinet, a much bigger project is waiting for us to fix! We knew going into the areas affected by Harvey floods…(Read More)

harvey relief gutted hallways

As I write this, Hurricane Irma is just finishing its weekend churn over Florida. Nobody knows yet what the extent of damage will be from this new storm, and we pray they might be spared the same level of destruction Houston saw last month from Hurricane Harvey! We still have a team on the ground…(Read More)

Harvey Relief team

It’s only been a few days, but the first team into the storm affected areas in Houston already hit the ground running! They’ve been cleaning, gutting and stripping down homes since only a few hours after arriving on Monday, and are still going strong as the week wears on. Pray for them! It…(Read More)

hurricane harvey flood disaster relief

“Hope is all I can ask for. We need all rebuild assistance. We do not have the resources.” So wrote one of the many flood victims finding us on the internet and reaching out for help. These are cries for help from our Texas neighbors that I do not think God wants us to ignore…(Read More)

Harvey flood relief

It is no question we are living in extraordinary times. A once-in-a-1,000-year flood just pummeled Houston and surrounding areas affecting an estimated 100,000 households (and counting!) which could represent almost half a million Americans with lost or damaged homes. It is in these times that God calls ordinary people…(Read More)

Hurricane Harvey in Houston

On Sunday morning, those of us with homes and loved ones in Corpus Christi breathed a sigh of relief at the near-miss of Hurricane Harvey. We mourn for Rockport and the many people who lost homes and businesses as the eye of Hurricane Harvey passed right through. But those of us from the Coastal…(Read More)

Summer English classes are already in full swing for the Syrian refugees. We’ve been so busy with ongoing refugee medical issues and the classes themselves I realized this weekend I never posted about the program since it began last month! We’ve had upwards of 60+ students coming on some days, though the steady…(Read More)

handicapped refugees

This week we had the joy of delivering a long-promised electric wheelchair to a disabled refugee. He was so happy he was wiping tears away with a rag using his only good arm. We met him last year. He is the crippled and mentally disabled son of an old shaykh in the refugee community…(Read More)

helping refugee babies

UPDATE: For the latest on the refugee pregnancy assistance program see our page specifically for it: Pregnant Syrian Refugee Relief When we began to help the first pregnant refugee out here last fall of 2016, we did not expect that within the next 7 months we would have 18 more refugee women come seeking help…(Read More)

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