Posts Tagged ‘ Lebanon ’

Christmas Events Begin in Middle East

Dec 4th, 2018 | By

The Christmas program for 2018 will serve nearly 10,000 children. There were four Christmas events for children the first week of December. Of those four, two were held by brand new churches founded by Syrian refugees. Christmas programs are directed differently in Lebanon because of the sheer number of events and the distances between them.

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$100,000 sent to Middle East for Christmas programs!

Nov 13th, 2018 | By

Christmas in the Middle East! Over $100,00 wired to Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq in October and $200,000 more in November to provide Christmas events for Christian children. A special program doubles all gifts to the Christmas for Refugees program made in November. More children can be provided a Christmas!

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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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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 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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Spreading Hope to Christians in The Middle East

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

Israel has allocated radio broadcast frequency to an American Evangelical Christian radio network that will broadcast messages of hope to people in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan, with expanded nighttime coverage into Turkey and Egypt. The VOICE OF HOPE – AM 1287 broadcasts in Arabic and English to the Arab population, especially those under religious

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First report from Lebanon for Christmas 2016

Dec 18th, 2016 | By

The first Christmas for Refugee events began on the December 12th in Lebanon and will begin in Jordan on December 19th in Jordan and December 20th in Iraq. The character of the Christmas parties for the children vary not only from nation to nation, but from region to region.

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Syrian Refugee Life Through The Eyes Of A Child

Jul 31st, 2015 | By

Displaced by fighting in Syria, the children – some who have been made orphans and crave the peace and normality of a place to call home – were given cameras and training to take photos of their lives inside the camp.

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Syrian Refugee Children Labor 10 Hours A Day In Lettuce Fields

Jul 27th, 2015 | By

Many children who have been driven from their homes in Syria, are now working in lettuce fields 10 hours a day instead of going to school. They are paid $8 a day for their labor in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

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Chairman’s Report January 2, 2015

Jan 6th, 2015 | By
Children singing about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem at the third event held in Lebanon which I attended

In this issue: William J. Murray’s final report on his December mission trip in Lebanon and Jordan to oversee the Christmas for Refugees events for children. The program was a tremendous success and ministries look forward to expansion in 2015

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