Religious Freedom Coalition Signs Petition Asking for the Release of Christian Pastor from Chinese Prison

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The Religious Freedom Coalition signed a petition addressed to U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, urging her to bring the wrongful imprisonment of Pastor Wang Yi to the attention of the United Nations. Read the official letter here.

Christmas for Refugees program at Nigeria Orphanage

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The Christmas program in 2019 was the third we have held at the orphanage in Nigeria. Just as was done for Christmas in 2017 all the children received shoes again in 2019. The day long Christmas celebration included puppet shows and each age group performed in a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The Chairman's Report for January 6, 2020

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In this issue of the newsletter New: Demonstrations in Lebanon…

Christmas for Refugees 2019 held amidst strikes and demonstrations

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Although nationwide demonstrations shut down streets in Lebanon, every event was still able to be held. The Christmas events were a blessing to the children who attended and a blessing for Nancy and me to participate in.

Christmas for Refugees in Iraq: WATCH

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William J. Murray reports from Qaraqosh, Iraq… an area that was destroyed by the Islamic State because of the Christian presence in the town. Watch this video to see how our Christmas for Refugees events help encourage Christians in areas like this!

Christmas for Refugees in Lebanon: WATCH

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Bill and Nancy Murray report from Lebanon to share an update for the 2019 Christmas programs that are underway!

The Chairman's Report for December 2, 2019

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Christmas programs have started in Lebanon … Jordan and Iraq are next / How we did in 2019 - Camp Gilead in Jordan received updated equipment / Diapers for Refugees expanded to include many elderly and special needs adults / Nigerian orphanage farm a success / West Bank programs expand!

Nigeria – Much accomplished in a very dangerous situation

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Our biggest success of the year was the creation of a farm for the children to grow their own food. In July enough funds had been raised to make a commitment to provide protein for the rest of the year. These projects at the orphanage were in addition to the wells and water tower we had already paid for.

The Chairman's Report for November 15, 2019

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Christmas for Refugees continues to expand in West Bank and Syria. / Christmas matching gift program better than expected! / Final harvest of the year at Nigerian orphanage farm. A huge success! / Our Kurdish “allies” pelt our departing troops with rotten fruit.

Demonstrations in Iraq and Lebanon endanger Christmas programs

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Just in October, more than 250 Iraqis have died in protests aimed at forcing the entire government to resign. So far most of the protests have been in Baghdad and the southern parts of Iraq and not in the areas where we serve in the north. What does this mean for Christmas for Refugees events?