Month: May 2013

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 can help send a world bed to someone who needs it. Hundreds of people are sleeping on the floors of churches, in friends homes, etc. in the town of Moore as well as some surrounding smaller towns. We will most likely be sending other...

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Jordanian Believers Helping Refugees

(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 I visited on this trip was a family I had spent time with during my previous trip to al Malfraq.  The mother had lost her husband in April 2012 when a Syrian soldier cut off his head and stuck it in a toilet while she and...

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Praying for Syria

Who’s looking for a whale? “And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left and also many cattle?” (Jonah 4:11) God expressed his heart to Jonah, who of course had other ideas. He ended up in a whale’s belly because he was afraid of the Assyrians of Nineveh and believed they didn’t deserve forgiveness, for in reality they were a ferocious and brutal people. Whilst the latter was true, the former wasn’t, God desire was to call the nation to repentance and restoration....

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