Entries by Claire Marlowe

A Look into Christmas for Refugees in Lebanon

At one event in Lebanon, children were greeted by costumed characters. Then they heard a story as they watched a woman make candy canes. The children were told how the different colors of the candy can represented different aspects of the Gospel story. The children were then given their gifts.

Syrian Christian Children are Suffering

The Christian children of Syria are suffering, not only those facing jihadists, but those that are in deep poverty in Lebanon. What happened? The programs I began in the Middle East were designed not only to help the beleaguered Christians materially but most importantly — spiritually.

Christmas for Refugees despite COVID-19

There were no large Christmas for Refugees events this year with hundreds of children celebrating the birth of our Lord except in Syria and Nigeria. The events may have been toned down, but they were still about Jesus. Instead of games and song, children received special gifts.

Christmas for Refugees Events Begin

Because of COVID-19, more Christmas events held this year in Lebanon for children than in the rest of the Middle East because the events will be smaller. In most instances children will walk through one at a time indoors, but because of local rules, some will be held outdoors.

The Chairman’s Report for November 13, 2020

Increase in number of children to participate in Christmas for Refugees / Program changes include package of Christian books and workbooks / Matching gift challenge not yet met – Our walk is by faith not sight / Turkey – our NATO ally – commits atrocities and persecutes Christians

The Chairman’s Report for October 16, 2020

Christmas for Refugees donations to be doubled by gift challenge fund / Christmas for Refugees needs the support of social media this year / The crisis for Christians in Lebanon / We are funding food programs there / More young Christian girls kidnapped and forced to marry Muslim men

The Christians in Lebanon

We pledged to help feed 60 Christian families in Lebanon after the explosion in Beirut earlier this year. Many of these families are refugees fleeing persecution in Syria. Having passed our goal, we can feed even more families with your help!