Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas for refugees ’

Matching gift program for Christmas established!

Oct 15th, 2018 | By

If we can raise the $77,031 needed to use the full matching gift fund, we’ll have raised $154,062 toward fully funding the 2018 Christmas for Refugees program.  By completing the matching challenge, we will be close to reaching our goal of helping almost twice as many  children

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The Chairman’s Report For September 14, 2018

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter \  Working toward a Christmas for Refugees program in Syria this year. \ Special summer camp for Iraqi Christian children in Jordan a great success! \ A million more diapers delivered to Christian babies in Iraq … Can we do it? \ HR-390 – Just a few months for Congress to act to pass critical bill

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Christmas for Refugees in Syria!

Sep 6th, 2018 | By

Nearly 900,000 Syrians are expected to return to Syria in the next few months. The Christians are moving back to destroyed and looted homes and churches, just as they have in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain. 1,000 displaced Syrian Christians will have a real Christmas this year if we can raise the needed funds.  

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Christmas for Refugees

Aug 2nd, 2018 | By

Will we be able to meet all requests for the Christmas program? In Lebanon our ministry partner wants to increase the program to 2,000 children and to furnish two blankets to each family. In Iraq the program costs will increase because the location of the children is spread out more. Sadly, regardless of how many families we reach, many thousands more will spend Christmas in a tent in a farmer’s field.

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The Chairman’s Report for January 19, 2018

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
Update: Christmas in Qaraqosh … Taking Jesus back to an ancient Christian town/ Update: Three events held rebuilt church hall that was destroyed by the Islamic State/ Update: More about our mission to the West Bank – Dinner with tortured Christians/ New: Can we do more in northern Nigeria to help persecuted Christians?

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Three major Christmas celebrations in Qaraqosh

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

When I visited Qaraqosh in June 2017 only a handful of families had returned because of the level of destruction and the unsanitary conditions made living there nearly impossible.
In December of 2017, there were about 5,046 families, but the exact number is variable because some give up after a short period there.  Living in a burnt out home with no major appliances such as stoves or refrigerators is difficult, especially for those with young children or family members having special medical conditions. The civilians are still waiting for the reconstruction efforts they need so much, generators, electricity, water, …etc.

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The Chairman’s Report for January 5th, 2018

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Nearly 300 Iraqi and Syrian Christian refugee children play a game similar to "Simon says" during a Christmas celebration in Amman. Christmas, 2017

Christmas events for Christian refugee children is now in four countries!
Nigeria, held it’s first Christmas for Refugees event at an orphanage in the heart of the conflict zone. In Lebanon each child received a meal and a toy, usually a board game that could be shared at home, or Gospel themed coloring and work books. The families received double thick blankets. These blankets were manufactured in Lebanon by a non-profit organization made up of Syrian refugees.

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CHRISTMAS FOR REFUGEES PROGRAMS HELD IN FOUR NATIONS!

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

Christmas for Refugees events celebrating the birth of Jesus have begun for 2017. Celebrations have already taken place in Nigeria, Lebanon and Iraq. Displaced Christian children have come together to have fun, games, songs and gifts along with programs that center on the true meaning of Christmas.

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CHRISTMAS FOR REFUGEES HOLDS FIRST PROGRAM IN NIGERIA

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Christian children at Nigerian orphanage hold Christmas celebration

The Tabitha Evangel Ministries (TEM) orphanage houses about 190 children. Almost all of them are parentless. This past December they were able to celebrate a real Christmas including a puppet show, songs and games. Because none were available in the Jos area, coloring books celebrating the birth of Jesus were carried from the United States, something we rarely ever do as it is costly. But the coloring contests at the Christmas events are one of the most favorite activities for the children.

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The Chairman’s Report for November 24, 2017

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

The Religious Freedom Coalition is moving forward with plans for our Christmas for Refugees program in Iraq. In some cases, the only question that remains is where the children will be. One of the new towns in which we intended to hold a Christmas program was Telskuf. It now appears that the children who would have been there, will be back in camps in Dohuk Province.

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