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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)

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)

Many thanks to those who are praying for the compassion work out here. Just these first two weeks of May alone we’ve had several babies born, dozens of new medical needs and new opportunities to enable other local churches to serve refugees in their areas as well. Making The Rounds With a Visiting Doctor…(Read More)

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medicines for refugees May 2019
Active MissionsGlobal Field UpdatesMAP - Medical Assistance ProgramMiddle East

Help With Healing & Spring Sicknesses - May 2019 Update

May 24 2019
dental visit 2019
Global Field Updates

A Spring Dental Mission & More Medical Updates

Apr 6 2019
february 2019 refugee update
Active MissionsEAP - Education Assistance ProgramMAP - Medical Assistance ProgramMiddle East

A Stormy February: Refugee Education & Medical Update

Feb 27 2019
winter storms affecting Syrian refugees
Active MissionsGlobal Field UpdatesMAP - Medical Assistance ProgramMiddle East

The Most Challenging Winter For Refugees In Years

Feb 4 2019
Active MissionsMAP - Medical Assistance ProgramMiddle East

Medical Update - Successful Tumor Removal & More Sick Babies!

Dec 15 2018