A number of Christmas for Refugees events were held in Jordan this year. At one of the Christmas parties, every single one of the children present was from Iraq. In Qaraqosh the party lasted almost four hours, with different types of entertainment and of course all pointing to the real reason for Christmas, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Christian population in Bethlehem is no longer self-sustaining. It is with that understanding that Christmas for Refugees agreed to hold a Christmas party for 800 Christian children still living in the Bethlehem and Beit Sahour area, to bring some joy to the shrinking Christian population. Read more about our journey to the Holy Land.
The first Christmas for Refugees Christmas party was held on December 14 in Qaraqosh and had 546 children in attendance. In all, more than 1,500 children attended the three events held this year in Iraq. Every event was centered on Jesus, from coloring contests to puppet shows.
Children dance and sing praises about how “God is the creator of everything” in Marka, Jordan.
Watch as children from an orphanage in Nigeria sing a “Happy Birthday Jesus” song!
Program director William Murray discusses what Christmas for Refugees looks like in 2018.
In all, the Christmas program for 2018 will serve nearly 10,000 children. There were four Christmas events for children the first week of December. Of those four, two were held by brand new churches founded by Syrian refugees.
Christmas for Refugees in four different locations: Planning is in the final stages for Christmas for Refugees programs in Syria. In all this year, about 1,000 children will have a full Christmas program with a hot meal and gifts. The children are not officially refugees but are what is referred to as “displaced persons.” A “displaced…
Funds sent in October & November: More than $100,000 was wired to our ministry partners in the Middle East in October. The funds will be used to make deposits for such things as bus rentals and catering costs for the Christmas for Refugees events. Gifts for the children and parents must be purchased well…
New matching gift program for Christmas for Refugees! by William J. Murray, program director Seventy-six supporters of the Religious Freedom Coalition came forward to pledge $77,031 to a matching gift challenge for Christmas for Refugees. That means that gifts sent specifically to the Christmas for Refugees program — up to $77,031 — will be doubled!…