The Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program is now in its 2nd year in Iraq and has grown from 600 children to more than 2,000 children participating. New photos and video of events in Iraq are now available.
Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugee parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprising orderly. Communictions from the Middle East has made real time posting difficult.
The first Christmas for Refugee events began on the December 12th in Lebanon and will begin in Jordan on December 19th in Jordan and December 20th in Iraq. The character of the Christmas parties for the children vary not only from nation to nation, but from region to region.
Even more Christian refugee children will have a Christmas this year thanks to Challenge gift! A benefactor has steped forward again with major challenge: For the second year in a row, one generous man has stepped forward to help fund the Christmas for Refugees program to help countless more children have a Christmas. Gifts to Christmas for Refugees are being doubled right now!
Thousands of Christians children who have been displaced by the Islamic State and other Islamic terrorist groups were able to celebrate a real Christmas in 2015. Details of the program and great videos of the kids are now at YouTube!
These are a few of the many photos from various Christmas events held in 2015 in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq for refugee and displaced children. In all nearly 4,000 children and their families were server by the Christmas for Refugee program
The Christmas for Refugees’ website is supported by a virtual server company called Linode. Beginning on Christmas day, Linode’s servers received numerous attacks leaving multiple U.S. and UK customers without working websites.
More that 600 children attend Christmas for Refugee events in the Kurdish area of northern Iraq. The Gospel is clearly defined at the same time children are entertained and fed. Sadly only 300 of over 2,000 children in one displaced persons center were able to attend because of a lack of space.
American team monitors Christmas events in Jordan: The Christmas for Refugees program has greatly expanded in 2015 with events in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. So far the American Christmas for Refugees team has monitored and participated in events in Lebanon and Jordan. The events in Iraq take place just a few days before Christmas.
The American team monitoring the Christmas for Refugee program visited Lebanon first and observed two of the events for children. The Gospel, games and food were central to the each event along with gifts for the kids. A $60 food voucher also was given to each child’s family