THIRSTY GROUND UPDATES

The big story of the Beirut blast is already well known. 2,750 tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate caused the one of the strongest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, leveling the seaport and ripping through major portions of Beirut. But the real story is seen in each individual home. Thousands of buildings that housed…(Read More)

We are on the ground in Beirut, Lebanon seeking to help those affected by the enormous explosion this week that destroyed many parts of the city. Entire walls are blasted off buildings. It is likely these structures will collapse or have to be torn down. Beirut is no stranger to difficult times. But the blast…(Read More)

I apologize we missed a couple months for updates. At the start of May our host country came off of strict COVID lockdown and life got very busy again. However, just because the lockdown was eased, we’ve by no means escaped the coronavirus. Cases are climbing rapidly this month, and we have the first…(Read More)

A lot has developed in only two weeks! While the days seem to all roll together during the COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve tried to keep pursuing what open doors remain for service to the community and witness for Christ. We’ve been able to produce and donate 156 cloth face masks so far to…(Read More)

A few days ago, we were able to provide a donation of PPE to a local hospital to help outfit 50 of their frontline providers getting ready to work in their COVID-19 ward. The PPE included 50 hooded isolation gowns, 50 sets of shoe covers, and 50 face shields. All of the items are…(Read More)

We had recently published a how-to with our process for making durable, reusable cloth face masks. These aren’t the kind you make with a T-shirt and rubber bands! These are meant to last a long time. We just uploaded a short 10-minute video going through the entire process to make this…(Read More)

Good morning everybody. As the USA closes down and braces for what could be the toughest week yet in the COVID-19 pandemic, we too are entering the 22nd day of lockdown in the Middle East. Yesterday, we began to compile some of the proven resources we’ve been using to serve during this pandemic…(Read More)

There’s no question life, and refugee relief work, is suddenly very different in the Middle East now being under strict quarantine measures. Like in the West, public gatherings are banned and churches closed. Personal visitations are curtailed as well. A highly social culture is grinding to a halt. The streets aren’t totally deserted…(Read More)

syrian refugee medical help

What is One Life Worth?

That’s a question you often have to ask yourself when serving in impoverished third-world countries. How much are we willing to spend to save one life? Last night, the baby in the picture was worth $2,500 and an all-night commitment to find a hospital able and willing to take him. He…(Read More)

winter protests - middle east

Yes, that’s a picture of flaming tires blocking a road. And yes, it was taken recently in the country we do our Syrian refugee relief work in. There are new storms swirling about us and the refugees now. Not just the typical winter storms – although those have been particularly bad this year with record…(Read More)

Active MissionsMiddle EastTranslation Projects

Spurgeons' "Morning & Evening" Is Available Now In Arabic, A Major Milestone God Helped Us Reach! - Fall Translation Project Update 2022

Nov 26 2022
Active MissionsDirect Charitable AidMiddle East

Providing Food To Over 800 Monthly & Preparing For The Coming Winter Needs - Fall Direct Aid Update 2022

Nov 23 2022
Active MissionsMiddle EastWomens Sewing Project

Teaching Women To Sew And Serve Other Women - Fall Sewing Project Update 2022

Nov 21 2022
Active MissionsDaily Bread ProjectMiddle East

Over 25,000 Flat Breads Baked This Year Amidst The Global Food Crisis - Fall Bakery Update 2022

Nov 19 2022
Active MissionsGrace Farms ProjectMiddle East

Closing Out The Year With Over 3 Tons Of Fresh Produce & Counting - Fall Grace Farms Update 2022

Nov 17 2022