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Loving the Foreigners as Ourselves

Rachel Chimits
September 3, 2020

The world’s refugee crisis has only been buried by the pandemic news, but people seeking refuge from war and terror are still in need of help.

The COVID-19 pandemic closed many countries’ borders to protect people, but this also left many refugees stranded, separated from other family members or stuck in camps with limited access to aid.

Helping Refugees in Turkey

Rachel Chimits
January 14, 2020

For those who have been forced to flee from their homes, God offers hope and light in some very dark places.

As conflict flares up in the Middle East, refugees are pouring out of war-torn areas. Their flight often takes them into Turkey since it is more stable socially and politically.

Escaping from the Battlefields of Iraq

Rachel Chimits
October 15, 2019

One woman’s struggle to protect her children in the Middle East has taken them hundreds of miles from home.

ISIS’s reign over Iraq was brutal in the rifts it caused between cultural subgroups and devastation it wrecked on innocents. Civilians were used as human shields; chemical attacks ravaged entire towns; Iraqi soldiers caught in the battles against religious extremists were tortured and executed.

Refugees in Algeria

Rachel Chimits
July 17, 2019

God has not forgotten a people living in one of the planet’s harshest environments, largely ignored by the rest of the world.

When refugees come up in conversation, many listeners may think only about the crisis in Syria and the many people who have fled the war-torn Middle East.

Gospel Fire in the Middle East

Rachel Chimits
June 14, 2019

From a fatherless street kid to father-figure for refugee children, one man tells about God's incredible work in his life and in Lebanon.

Muhammad’s father died when he was young, and he grew up more or less on Beirut’s streets. His mother sent him to a nearby church’s Sunday school in hopes that it would keep him out of trouble.

The Wives of ISIS

Kelly Wilkerson
July 12, 2019

Syria is now the questionable home to mothers and children who are either forgotten, ignored or condemned.

“There’s only one exit,” our guide tells us at the place where we’re staying. “If you need to evacuate, don’t turn left outside. That part of the street belongs to Assad.”