We are distributing blankets and Electric heaters to destitute people living in open – half-completed buildings in Iraq. Many people in South Africa also knitted teddies and the children appreciate them!
Global relief did it again! In December we revisited camps in Iraq. A previous visit was so overwhelming – hearing people’s experiences who lost everything. They lost their families, business, possessions, even their documents and sadly even hope. They cannot return to their homes, even if by a miracle, peace should arrive
They cannot return to their homes, even if by a miracle, peace should arrive today. The enemy even planted bombs in the cities they captured. We then bought and distributed blankets and food parcels. I noticed the traumatized children showed little emotion, even when receiving gifts. We taught them to skip “African Style” in rows!
I noticed the traumatized children showed little emotion, even when receiving gifts. We taught them to skip “African Style” in rows!
December 2014 visit: How do you respond to 1,8 Milion people in camps – refugees from Syria, displaced people from Mosul and other Iraq areas? We saw thousands of people in white tents. The camps are very well
We saw thousands of people in white tents. The camps are very well organized, clean, with an education system with school classes, even daily refuge removal.
This time we build a jungle gym playground and took material for making finger puppets and to do kite flying. Hopefully, it will help in their healing.
We should not complain about our petty challenges – they wish for an opportunity to uplift themselves – what will you do to help?
Yesterday I saw families here staying in uncompleted buildings – open on sides and winter approaching! A challenge to donate towards one tent (R 6 000.00)!
If the neighboring people can do it, we can also – your community, friends….
ONE TENT ONE FAMILY CAMPAIGN
Letter from neighboring country:
Dear brothers and sisters,
We are continuing to serve the Yazidi refugees in the South East provinces with all of our strength. But it’s impossible for a few people or churches to deal with these enormous needs alone. So we have started this campaign to involve more of our brothers and sisters in the task ahead. We need your help.
We want to ask each congregation in Turkey to buy one tent. The cost for these tests is R6000 (including transportation).
If your congregation can accept this cost I am sure you will have met a great need. We will send you a photograph of the family that moves into the tent you purchased so that you can support the family in prayer.