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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)

The past couple months have been busy! As we’ve wrapped up port blast rebuild projects, we’ve resumed normal refugee relief and our farming projects. We have seen the Lord keep doors open, and also open new doors with new needs to help with. We are also thankful for the abundant provision from the…(Read More)

Yesterday marked the grim milestone of two months since the Beirut port blast shattered thousands of homes and upended the lives of some 300,000 Lebanese residents living in the area. People from our team have been serving the affected Lebanese almost the entirety of those two months since the blast happened. It has been…(Read More)

Even after 40 days from the blast, there is still rubble to be cleared out. This past weekend marked the 40 day observance of the port blast. It was a somber reminder that not too long ago this city was suddenly and violently traumatized by an unprecedented explosion. It was also a reminder that time…(Read More)

It’s been a little over one month now since the Beirut port blast rocked the capital of Lebanon. Buildings still lie shattered. Rubble is still piled on the side of roads. People injured in the blast still walk around with slings and bandages. But there’s signs of slow recovery. Some floors of buildings…(Read More)

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)

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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)

medicines for refugees May 2019

The path towards progress seems to be in the cumulation of many small, insignificant acts all working towards a larger end. The medical work amongst the refugees these past months seems to be no exception! We’ve had countless hospital runs, doctors visits, and face-to-face assessments with sick refugees this month. Each week…(Read More)

dental visit 2019

Spring is finally here and the worst of the winter weather is behind us, or at least we hope so! With spring’s arrival, we also had the arrival of a very experienced field dentist, Dr. Jack from GDM Ministries. He spent most of last week with our group of mountain refugees giving them some…(Read More)

winter storms affecting Syrian refugees

Multiple winter storms have hit our area of the Middle East in recent weeks, creating new challenges for the refugees we work with. The mountains have seen heavy snowfall and freezing temps even at altitudes just below the snow line. The lowlands and metro areas have had large amounts of destructive flash flooding. Even the…(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