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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)

It was recently that time of year back in the USA where families wrapped up their summer vacations, shopped the back to school sales, and trucked their kids back to school. School is back in session, and two semesters of learning lay ahead for most kids in the USA, whether they like that arrangement or…(Read More)

We are thankful that the Lord has provided helpers this summer to embark on a new endeavor – teaching refugees conversational English during the summer school break! The idea for this came at the request of several refugees and their children who are already enrolled through the UN in ‘normal’ schools in their host country…(Read More)

Since we’ve been focusing more on unmet medical needs amongst the refugees and poor, the Lord has thankfully provided for TGI to help dozens of sick people. I will briefly highlight 3 cases which are pictured below. One is a Syrian woman who fled from ISIS territory, and had a painful and increasingly large…(Read More)

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered. – Proverbs 21:13 Imagine that your spouse is having violent seizures about every half hour and no hospital will help them. You go to almost half a dozen hospitals, including ones supposedly backed by the UN…(Read More)

We have officially closed out the winter and early-spring projects to assist Syrian refugees here in the Middle East. I want to extend a hearty THANK YOU! to everyone who so generously gave to help these refugees. That you would be moved to give of your own resources to help total strangers who do…(Read More)

It’s been a little over a month since the first posting about the initial plans for helping some refugee groups through the harsh winters along the Syrian border. Since then, I am thankful to say the Lord has provided the time and means to help hundreds of refugees with monthly rations for heating fuel…(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