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We are on the ground in Beirut, Lebanon seeking to help those affected by the enormous explosion this week that destroyed many parts of the city. Entire walls are blasted off buildings. It is likely these structures will collapse or have to be torn down. Beirut is no stranger to difficult times. But the blast…(Read More)

I apologize we missed a couple months for updates. At the start of May our host country came off of strict COVID lockdown and life got very busy again. However, just because the lockdown was eased, we’ve by no means escaped the coronavirus. Cases are climbing rapidly this month, and we have the first…(Read More)

A lot has developed in only two weeks! While the days seem to all roll together during the COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve tried to keep pursuing what open doors remain for service to the community and witness for Christ. We’ve been able to produce and donate 156 cloth face masks so far to…(Read More)

A few days ago, we were able to provide a donation of PPE to a local hospital to help outfit 50 of their frontline providers getting ready to work in their COVID-19 ward. The PPE included 50 hooded isolation gowns, 50 sets of shoe covers, and 50 face shields. All of the items are…(Read More)

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)

Active MissionsMiddle EastTranslation Projects

Spurgeons' "Morning & Evening" Is Available Now In Arabic, A Major Milestone God Helped Us Reach! - Fall Translation Project Update 2022

Nov 26 2022
Active MissionsDirect Charitable AidMiddle East

Providing Food To Over 800 Monthly & Preparing For The Coming Winter Needs - Fall Direct Aid Update 2022

Nov 23 2022
Active MissionsMiddle EastWomens Sewing Project

Teaching Women To Sew And Serve Other Women - Fall Sewing Project Update 2022

Nov 21 2022
Active MissionsDaily Bread ProjectMiddle East

Over 25,000 Flat Breads Baked This Year Amidst The Global Food Crisis - Fall Bakery Update 2022

Nov 19 2022
Active MissionsGrace Farms ProjectMiddle East

Closing Out The Year With Over 3 Tons Of Fresh Produce & Counting - Fall Grace Farms Update 2022

Nov 17 2022