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We are starting our third winter out here with the Syrian refugees, and the challenges remain the same as before. Staying warm. It’s something we take for granted back in the USA where central heat is pretty much ubiquitous. Any kind of outage in the winter where people could lose heat and become cold…(Read More)

We know that not everybody praying for and helping the relief work is following our Facebook page, which is where we post most of our ongoing updates. So, we wanted to summarize the medical needs from November for the Syrian refugees coming for help. Just in the past few weeks we have had the following…(Read More)

Summer English classes are already in full swing for the Syrian refugees. We’ve been so busy with ongoing refugee medical issues and the classes themselves I realized this weekend I never posted about the program since it began last month! We’ve had upwards of 60+ students coming on some days, though the steady…(Read More)

handicapped refugees

This week we had the joy of delivering a long-promised electric wheelchair to a disabled refugee. He was so happy he was wiping tears away with a rag using his only good arm. We met him last year. He is the crippled and mentally disabled son of an old shaykh in the refugee community…(Read More)

helping refugee babies

UPDATE: For the latest on the refugee pregnancy assistance program see our page specifically for it: Pregnant Syrian Refugee Relief When we began to help the first pregnant refugee out here last fall of 2016, we did not expect that within the next 7 months we would have 18 more refugee women come seeking help…(Read More)

EAP Program Update

We are incredibly thankful to the sponsors who stepped in last fall 2016 to sponsor the Syrian children to enable them to attend school. We are halfway through the second semester, and are glad to see the Lord’s answers to prayer in providing for these kids. They are happy to be back in school…(Read More)

In recent days, there has been much controversy over the executive order signed by President Donald Trump banning some kinds of travel from seven Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Families have been separated. People who had longed to reach the US arrived, just to be told that they needed to return…(Read More)

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)

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Helping The Refugees Stay Warm For The Winter

DT Dec 9 2017
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Refugee Medical Needs Summary - November 2017

DT Dec 4 2017
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Harvey Relief - Digging In For The Months Ahead

DT Oct 14 2017
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Harvey Relief - Still Rolling On Rebuilds!

DT Oct 6 2017
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Harvey Relief - Beginning The Rebuild

DT Sep 27 2017