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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)

Though it’s only been two weeks since the last medical ministry update, it’s been a packed two weeks. Five babies born already this month; four of them were born in a row with one each day for the first week of April! The ladies were busy going up and down the mountain all…(Read More)

This is a quick update on two more healthy Syrian refugee babies born last week. One is a little girl, the other a little boy, and both of them are over 10 pounds each! We thank God that the deliveries went well. One was almost delivered on the highway. What happened? The team went to…(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)

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)

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Summer Refugee English Classes 2019
Active MissionsEAP - Education Assistance ProgramMiddle East

Pray For Summer English Classes - August 2019 Update

Aug 29 2019
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