Our Christmas giving focus this year is the Syrian Refugee After School Program! This after school program assists Syrian refugee children as they await a permanent home-structure and peace. This school welcomes around 30 children into it’s safe walls and gives each child the consistency and confidence that a traditional school classroom offers. They are given the opportunity to learn just like our children do (English, math, sentence structure and art). However, a tight budget means additional children are unable to participate and things like crayons, dry erase markers and glue sticks are used sparingly. Most of the Syrian children have next-to-nothing and that includes food. The children who participate in the Syrian Refugee After School Program receive a snack to enjoy each day. Many times this snack is the child’s only food for the day.
What can we do?
* Pray - please pray for the Nances as they minister to the Syrian Refugees in Jordan. Pray for the teachers, who themselves are healing from the devastation of war and leaving their homeland. Also pray for the children and teachers, that your generosity will open their hearts to the Gospel and that Jesus’ name will be glorified.
* Give - Take a star and an envelope with the money donation of your choice on it. You have the option to keep the star ornament for yourself or give it away as a gift with a small card explaining what the ornament represents because of your giving. Turn the envelope with your money gift into the offering plate or give it to Tammy Hurt or Randi Nussbaum. One hundred percent of all donations will go to Matt and Susan to apply to the school as needs arise for school supplies, snacks and repairs.
GOAL - it costs about $35/kid/month to run the school currently. That’s $1050/month to run the school. Please prayerfully consider how you can help so that we can be Jesus’ light this Christmas season and beyond.
We think this is a great gift to give in honor of or in memory of a friend or family member. What do you get the person in your family who already has all that they need? Pick up an ornament that says, "I donated school supplies to a Syrian refugee school in Jordan in your honor."