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A Home for Angel

A Home for Angel

Pictured below is a Filipino grandmother I call Angel. Her husband died many years ago, leaving Angel with a young son. She has worked hard to provide for her boy. Angel’s son grew up, got married and had several children. Two years ago, his wife died. Today Angel’s son works far from home on a [...]

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Responding to Haiyan

Responding to Haiyan

Filipinos are grappling with devastation on a massive scale today as a result of Typhoon Haiyan.  Thousands are without electricity. And food.  And water. Houses and buildings have been levelled. Hospitals are overrun with patients. Medical supplies are rapidly running out with hundreds are lying dead on the ground.  And the death toll is expected [...]

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Philippines News Flash

Philippines News Flash

The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by perhaps the strongest typhoon ever recorded.  Horrified residents spoke of huge storm surges and authorities are expecting an extremely high number of fatalities.  As the number of confirmed dead from the typhoon disaster continues to rise, some estimates are [...]

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Another Mass Exodus of Syrians

Another Mass Exodus of Syrians

The United Nations reported today that over 1 million of the Syrian refugees are children!  Of these, 740,000 are under 11 years of age.  Another 2 million kids are displaced within their own country. This week news services have reported the Syrian government used chemical weapons to kill their own people.  CNN reported over 1,300 [...]

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MercyWorks is Going to Oklahoma!

MercyWorks is Going to Oklahoma!

Last fall, MercyWorks delivered world beds to be used among the Syrian refugees living on the Jordan/Syria border. We now are able to help people in our own back yard, in neighboring Oklahoma, who have become homeless. MercyWorks is sending a load of world beds in response to yesterday’s killer tornadoes. For just $20, you [...]

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Jordanian Believers Helping Refugees

Jordanian Believers Helping Refugees

Assalamu alaikum!  (Peace be upon you!)  I recently returned from an eye-opening trip to the Jordan/Syria border.  It was great to return in the spring of 2013 after my initial visit in the fall of 2012 and to see how the work among the Syrian refugees is going full speed ahead. The first refugee family [...]

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