THIRSTY GROUND UPDATES
winter relief for refugees

As I listen to the wind howling outside our home tonight, I am reminded that hundreds of thousands of refugees are experiencing the same chill of winter in these same mountains this evening. This month we are mid-winter in the Middle East, but still have several months to go until things truly warm up…(Read More)

Winter arrived with a sudden, days-long thunderstorm and drizzling rain that rolled into the country. The storm left snow-capped peaks in its wake, the first snow of the year, albeit at a high altitude. Everyone has been bringing out their diesel heaters, jackets and extra blankets (if they even have them) to stave…(Read More)

Education Assistance Program Update Thank you to the many people who offered to sponsor Syrian students for the Education Assistance Program this 2016-2017 school year. The Lord provided sponsors for all the children so far, giving us 21 sponsored students as of today. If you still were interested to participate in this and commit…(Read More)

Open Doors And Needy Haitian Villages The small team that committed to go to Haiti made it there safely one week ago, and hit the ground running. We received a few updates from them in recent days, and they report a tremendous need, great devastation, numerous needy villages, and many opportunities to serve the Haitian…(Read More)

haiti relief mission

Devastated once again by a hurricane, Haiti needs help to avoid an even greater disaster Haiti needs help. The UN estimates over 1.4 million people are in urgent need after Hurricane Matthew devastated the country October 4th, 2016. Over 540 people are dead, and thousands more may die from cholera if they don’t…(Read More)

It was recently that time of year back in the USA where families wrapped up their summer vacations, shopped the back to school sales, and trucked their kids back to school. School is back in session, and two semesters of learning lay ahead for most kids in the USA, whether they like that arrangement or…(Read More)

Louisiana Flood Relief 2016

The home team for Thirsty Ground International is coordinating a response to conduct post-flood relief work in Louisiana, and already has a small team on the ground there. The volunteers hope to help clear debris from homes and then assist with skilled laborers as families try to rebuild, re-wall, re-wire and re…(Read More)

We are thankful that the Lord has provided helpers this summer to embark on a new endeavor – teaching refugees conversational English during the summer school break! The idea for this came at the request of several refugees and their children who are already enrolled through the UN in ‘normal’ schools in their host country…(Read More)

Since we’ve been focusing more on unmet medical needs amongst the refugees and poor, the Lord has thankfully provided for TGI to help dozens of sick people. I will briefly highlight 3 cases which are pictured below. One is a Syrian woman who fled from ISIS territory, and had a painful and increasingly large…(Read More)

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered. – Proverbs 21:13 Imagine that your spouse is having violent seizures about every half hour and no hospital will help them. You go to almost half a dozen hospitals, including ones supposedly backed by the UN…(Read More)

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