Posts Tagged ‘ Iraq ’

Diapers for Refugees: One million more diapers this year!

Sep 5th, 2018 | By

We are currently buying 500,000 diapers at a time which greatly reduces the cost.  Each diaper shipment supplies diapers for about 2,000 infants and toddlers over a three-month period. 

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The expanded diaper program in Iraq

Aug 13th, 2018 | By
Displaced Iraqi Christian women receive diapers for their infants and toddlers, supplied by the Diapers for Refugees program

The Christians of Qaraqosh and other towns simply call us “the diaper ministry.” We distribute diapers in six sizes from newborn to toddler. We fill a void that no other ministry is addressing. At the same time, our partner ministry reinforces the Gospel of hope through our Lord.

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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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Returned from the Middle East

Jul 13th, 2018 | By

The reality of attacks on Christianity can still be seen in Iraq. At a church the Cross on Sunday School doors has been desecrated and the writing of the Islamic State still says, “The Cross must be broken” The church as looted just as were Christian homes and businesses.

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The Chairman’s Report for July 6, 2018

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter / New playground for young children at Christian summer camp in Jordan / New mosque built at entrance to Christian youth camp – No houses in sight! / Huge advance for Diapers for Refugees – Program more than doubled! / Update: Expanded ministry in Christian town liberated from the Islamic State

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The Chairman’s Report for March 13, 2018

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
Meeting with our new Ambassador for International Religious Freedom,
Christian refugees sent back to Iran – but rich Iranians can buy a Green Card,
Our Nigerian mission continues despite new kidnappings of school girls,
Diaper program expands in Iraq / Post Card program on HR-390 continues

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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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Double the size of the Diaper program – Is it possible!

Jan 11th, 2018 | By
Girls hold diapers distributed by our Diapers for Refugees program

To help those Christian families most in need the program must be doubled from 160,000 diapers per quarter to 320,000 diapers per quarter, YES – The number sounds high but it is just six diapers per day for three months per child.

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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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Diaper Program Forced to Expand in Iraq

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Displaced Iraqi Christian women receive diapers for their infants and toddlers, supplied by the Diapers for Refugees program

At the request of the Diapers for Refugees ministry partner in Iraq, the number of diapers for infants and toddlers was increased and additional help was supplied for women’s needs and the elderly. The number of families returning to their burned-out homes in Qaraqosh and other Christian towns made the increase necessary, as some families who used to obtain diapers from other sources in the Erbil area can no longer do so. As a result, our costs in December increased from $18,000 to $23,475.

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