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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)

winter protests - middle east

Yes, that’s a picture of flaming tires blocking a road. And yes, it was taken recently in the country we do our Syrian refugee relief work in. There are new storms swirling about us and the refugees now. Not just the typical winter storms – although those have been particularly bad this year with record…(Read More)

Summer Refugee English Classes 2019

We started summer English classes for the refugees some weeks ago, and wanted to let you all know to pray for them! Classes happen three times a week and are open for all kids in the villages, but are especially geared towards our refugee kids in the EAP program. There are about 40-50 kids…(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)

february 2019 refugee update

We are still plowing forward through a storm-filled winter this year! The mountains are frequently covered in a thick fog during the winter months, often accompanied with sleet or snow higher up in elevation. Even today we had snow and freezing temps up in the mountain areas, with many asking for heating fuel to…(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)

Other than a small outbreak of flu and strep throat, we’ve not had much in the way of major new medical cases these past two weeks, other than one of the preemies we helped having breathing issues. There’s been a lot of changes with some existing needs that we’ve already posted about…(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)

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winter protests - middle east
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Weathering New Storms - January 2020

Jan 22 2020