GO Project invites you to stand with children on World Refugee DayGO Project
Today, on World Refugee Day, we want to thank every person who has joined with us in caring for refugee children and families in the Middle East. Since we launched our Middle East ministry partnerships in September 2017, you have given life-changing support to 542 children and families in Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. And we are confident this is only the beginning of what God has in store.
Watch this two-minute video as Jake Barreth, Director of International Ministry, shares about a recent visit to a school providing trauma therapy for refugee children in Jordan:
“I saw the name of this kid and it looked just like my son’s name. Then I went over and read the story of how this kid’s home was burned to the ground by ISIS . . . I would go to the ends of the earth for my own kid. I should be willing to do the same for some other kid who just wasn’t born where my son was.” — Jake Barreth, Director of International Ministry
How we help children and families in the Middle East
At The Global Orphan Project, we partner with local churches who already have flourishing, self-sustaining ministries to orphans, widows and refugees in their communities. We strongly believe locally-owned, culturally-relevant care from a local church is always best. We — GO Project and you — have the opportunity to help these locals do even more for the most vulnerable.
Using the CarePortal platform, churches, businesses and individuals in the U.S., can now sign up to receive email notifications when a critical need is shared by our local partners. Here are just a few examples of current needs:
Request #26686: Medical Aid needed for 9 year-old Syrian refugee
Request #27723: Diagnostic tests for young boy with seizures
Request #28309: Life care and medication for refugee family
“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.” — Deuteronomy 10:18-19 (NIV)
You can make a real difference for a refugee child
The average cost to meet a critical need for a refugee child or family is $255. And it’s amazing what can happen when we all give a little! Sign up today to receive email updates with opportunities to give hope to refugee children and families.