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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)

Last week, we had 6 babies born in one day! The Lord answered prayer for safe deliveries, and all the women made it to the hospital before delivering too. Four of them are from the same mother, quadruplets mentioned in the previous update. All four quads are in the NICU. The two boys were having…(Read More)

It is my hope to begin providing more regular bi-weekly updates on the recurring medical cases out here. Each week we are often inundated with new people coming with medical conditions that range from common infections to complex multi-system conditions needing specialist help. We try to also balance that with existing refugees we…(Read More)

We are already in the middle of a busy summer, and that includes Syrian refugee English classes for 40-50 children, teenagers and adults. Please pray for these classes! We are resuming our free refugee English classes at our location in the Middle East this summer, like we have done for the past two years…(Read More)

syrian dental relief

Pulling out someone’s teeth may not seem like the kindest thing to do to a person, but for dozens of Syrian refugees this past week it was a long-awaited mercy. Living with a rotted, infected tooth – or multiple teeth – for month’s on end, with no ability to go to a dentist, is…(Read More)

For those following along on our Facebook page you’ve no doubt seen the surge of refugee babies coming these past weeks. We’ve been pretty busy with that, and thankful that three more beautiful, healthy refugee babies came yesterday (all three Syrian women went into labor at almost the same time, it was intense…(Read More)

It’s hard to believe but as of this week we count 49 refugee babies delivered since we began helping pregnant Syrian refugee women last year. It’s been a busy year! Many midnight scrambles to distant hospitals with pregnant refugee women in active labor in the car. Many trying times praying for finances for…(Read More)

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syrian refugee medical help
Global Field Updates

What is One Life Worth?

Feb 5 2020
winter protests - middle east
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Weathering New Storms - January 2020

Jan 22 2020