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On the Syrian border: A plea for help

On the Syrian border: A plea for help

“People come and go, promising to help,” Tariq said. But that help rarely comes.I met Tariq this week in a refugee camp, where his family is struggling to survive. I’ve changed his name to protect him. They receive a stipend of just $15 per month — an impossibly small...
On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

For many families I’ve met on the Syrian border, their journey to becoming refugees was a traumatic one. They arrive at the camps bearing both physical and emotional scars. This was certainly the case for Mrs. Zin and her family. I’ve shared the beginning of her story...
On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

Almost a year ago to the date, I was huddled in a tent with refugees I had met on the Syrian border. Today, I’m back again … and I’m still just as overwhelmed by the stories I hear and the needs I see. I’m more convinced than ever before that we — as the body of...
From a saved leg to a saved soul

From a saved leg to a saved soul

When Tarek’s wife finally decided to follow Jesus, Tarek didn’t go to church to praise God … he went to the refugee medical clinic. Because that is where their Christian journey began. Tarek, whose name I’ve changed for his protection, is from war-ravaged Syria. While...
7 things you should know about the refugee crisis

7 things you should know about the refugee crisis

The last time the world experienced a refugee crisis the size of the one happening today, it was the middle of World War II. Most of us weren’t even born yet, and those of us who were alive were probably kids. So, it’s understandable if you have questions about the...
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