Happy Birthday, GO Middle East – North Africa!
October brought us something worth celebrating! It’s been one year since GO MENA (Middle East – North Africa) began providing support to churches caring for the refugee across the region. Over the last twelve months, churches in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria have served more than 150 children and their families who fled their homeland due to civil war and unrest.
Amidst arguably the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation, we are inspired by the life-giving work of the local church. We are also grateful for generous donors and consider it a privilege to partner with Pastor Mohammad, pastor of Tyre Church, to help connect the two.
Tyre, Lebanon: Meet Maya*
As a young child in Iraq, Maya was orphaned after her parents passed away in an accident and eventually placed in the care of her aunt. Maya became a wife and mother to two children, but her husband was kidnapped and never found. After approaching the United Nations for refugee status, she and her children were moved to Syria. The family arrived to a hostile environment and, once again, found themselves in danger. After much effort, Maya and her family were relocated to Lebanon.
Upon arrival, Maya heard about Tyre Church and reached out for help. Tyre Church took Maya in and shared her story through CarePortal, asking for support to help enroll her children in school. Through CarePortal and our local church partner, Maya was given a stable place for them to live and school scholarships for her children. Maya is a fighter, and her family is now moving forward with a safe home and support system.
*Name has been changed to protect the identity of this family.
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