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Early this spring, our host country got hit with a true COVID wave. We know several people – all elderly – who died from COVID complications. A large amount of our own refugees we help came down with COVID. Our entire team also contracted COVID, including myself, and had a rough month of it. Thankfully,…(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)

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Mid-Summer Update: English Classes, Medicine Shortages & Bountiful Harvests

Aug 6 2021
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Summer Update: After The COVID Wave, Early Farm Harvests & More!

Jun 25 2021
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January Update: Food, Farming and a 24-Hour COVID Curfew

Jan 16 2021
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Entering a New Phase In The Beirut Blast Response

Oct 5 2020
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Trying To Be a Blessing To Those In Beirut 40 Days On

Sep 14 2020