Communications from the Middle East and particularly Iraq have been difficult, resulting in real time posting about Christmas for Refugees events in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Below are some photos of events so far with captions. More information on the success of the Christmas parties for refugee and displaced children will be posted when possible. (12/23/16)
Christmas for Refugees began in 2013 in Jordan, expanded to Lebanon in 2014 and Iraq in 2015. Christmas for Refugees is associated with the Diapers for Refugees program which provides diapers for young Iraqi families who have fled the Islamic State (ISIS) and have diaper age children. To make the Christmas program possible in 2017 please donate here.
Lebanon Event two: About 100 children broken down into small groups for Gospel discussion and lunchContents of hygiene kits given to each child’s family in Lebanon. Twelve Christmas parties total with 75 to 150 children each
Jordan Event One. Almost 300 children watch puppet shows, hear Gospel, have a Christmas dinner and recieve hygine kits and blankets for their families
Iraq Event one – About 400 children ages 4 to 7. This was a challenging event because of the agie group. Gifts were age appropriate.
Iraq Event 3: Over 400 children enjoy clowns before Gospel presentation and dinner