Posts Tagged ‘ Iraq ’

Returned from the Middle East

Jul 13th, 2018 | By

There is still no way to wash cloth diapers because the well water has as much salt in it as the ocean. The filter systems now in place are barely adequate to provide drinking water for so many people.

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The Chairman’s Report for July 6, 2018

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
New: New playground for young children at Christian summer camp in Jordan
New: New mosque built at entrance to Christian youth camp – No houses in sight!
New: 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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Chairman’s Report for September 29, 2017

Sep 27th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter: Will President Trump help get the Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill passed? / Water delivery program to Christian camp in Iraq continues through December / 160,000 diapers purchased for distribution in Iraq – adult diapers still needed! / Changes to the Christmas program, as needs of refugee families change

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Quarterly Diaper Shipment Underway

Sep 22nd, 2017 | By

Early this year I pushed hard to fund the Diapers for Refugees program 100% by the end of summer to free up our fund-raising activities for the Christmas for Refugees program. The goal for infant diapers was $72,000 and in total we raised $75,095. I announced in the Chairman’s Report and on the Diapers for Refugees Internet site that our goal had been reached. I wish I had not done that.

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Christians Return to Syria- But Not to Iraq

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Chairman William Murray traveled to Iraq to help with the diaper deliveries and distributions in June.

Exclusive: William Murray notes how Assad government better protects minority rights, originally posted on WND Christians in the Middle East are voting with their feet for the government of President Assad in Syria. With all that American government officials and the news media have said to condemn the secular government of Syria, surely no one

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