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We are well into the spring of 2022 and the challenges the Lord brings are many! The economic situation in our host country continues to deteriorate. Rapid hyperinflation and wage depression, along with severe supply disruptions of wheat due to the Ukraine war, are putting everyone – Syrian refugee and local alike – into seriously…(Read More)

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)

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)

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)

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Heart Attacks, Medical Needs & Bread Shortages - Spring 2022 Update

Apr 27 2022
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Weathering the Storms, Snow and Fires of a Hard Winter - Early 2022 Update

Feb 25 2022
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Feeding Refugees Via The Daily Bread Bakery - Winter 2021

Dec 17 2021
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You Can Still Help Sponsor a Child to Attend a Christian School - EAP 2022

Dec 3 2021
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Pray For Ongoing Afghan Rescues

Oct 26 2021