Blessed are the children

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am happy to give you an update on our work in the camp in Jordan. We recently held a training event for all our staff and volunteers on how to focus in ministry and have one heart. We continue to host gatherings for Palestinian believers and Iraqi refugees. Recently in our children’s program the children prepared love cards for their mothers for Mother’s Day. The kids also practiced a song to share during the Easter celebration.

The Easter event brought together all the Christian families from our home groups – a total of more than 100 people. We experienced a great time of worship, including a touching message from Father Jacob, an Orthodox priest. He talked about the first Adam and the last Adam.

We continue to visit the Palestinian Muslims who live in the camp. On Mother’s Day we shared with them about rejecting negative feelings and bad memories, as most of them have lost husbands due to war or ethnic violence. It was encouraging to realize that some of these Muslim women have been meeting with us for over a year already.

Several matters are a concern for prayer. A six year-old boy (the grandson of a man in one of our home meeting in the camp) was blinded due to a medical mistake in the hospital at his birth. The boy recently fell from the fourth floor and is in ICU. He and his family desperately need our prayers. We are also praying for a much needed place to rent for our meetings. Lastly, a large amount of food was stolen from our bus recently, and we are asking God to send us food to replace what was stolen.

By R.S.a