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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)

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)

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)

It’s been a little over a month since the first posting about the initial plans for helping some refugee groups through the harsh winters along the Syrian border. Since then, I am thankful to say the Lord has provided the time and means to help hundreds of refugees with monthly rations for heating fuel…(Read More)

A little girl curiously pokes her face out of the tent then darts back in to the bare walls of her squatters home. Covered with a patchwork of plastic tarps and even a canvas that looked like it once was a banner advertising shampoo, the flimsy hut held up by two by fours and scrap…(Read More)

It is amazing to think that it has been over a year since the initial relief efforts to help war refugees from Iraq & Syria. So much has changed in the region and the needs, and yet in some ways things remain the same for millions of refugees. They are still displaced from their homes.…(Read More)

What will you do in response to the crisis in the Middle East? We can ignore it, we can walk by it, or we can stop and consider what God would have us to do to help for His glory. May God be pleased to raise up laborers to go, to proclaim in love and…(Read More)

syrian refugee medical help
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