The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
It is our mission to provide relief, comfort and aid to the displaced and marginalized persons of the Middle East and to seek to effectively rebuild families and communities through advocacy efforts and ministerial programs that convey our service as an outgrowth of the love of Christ.
We envision a Middle East that flourishes in an atmosphere of reconciliation and mutual respect.
Olive Tree Center
In October 2019, after extensive planning, we were excited to open the first Olive Tree Center in Madaba, Jordan. The purpose behind this center was to make a place of refuge and hope for those we serve. This community center serves mostly Iraqi Christian refugees.
Church and Clinic
St. George’s Church was the birthplace of American FRRME in Baghdad. This special place hosts a medical and dental clinic and sees approximately 1,500 patients a month, providing free health care to people of all faiths.
Education for any people is essential for opportunity and growth. It is especially important for American FRRME and it is why we have established the David Greer Scholarship Fund to help pay the education costs for refugees who would otherwise not have the opportunity to continue their studies in a foreign country.
News and Updates from American FRRME
The latest from our partners on the ground in Jordan and Iraq.
Dear reader,Below is a personal reflection written by Helena Scott, the Jordan Country Director for American FRRME and…
Did you know that Christians are the minority of the minorities in Baghdad? “I worry for the future…
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know…
If not us, then who?
We are called to shine the light of Christ
As a donor, you are a partner investor in our shared mission to help the persecuted Christians and other religious minorities that we serve. And this is service. For the love of those who have lost families, livelihoods, homes. Their stories of hardship, trauma and persecution is unlike anything we could imagine as Americans. We are called to shine the light of Christ for our fellow brothers and sisters in need so that the world may see and know that this is who we are and this is what we do.
Testimonials from Jordan and Iraq
“Life as refugees in Jordan was very difficult even before the pandemic. We are not allowed to work, yet we have to find a way to provide for our families. We felt frustrated and hopeless. The garden of hope has allowed me to provide not only for my family but also for the larger Iraqi refugee community. This project has been a huge blessing on our lives.”
“I love the Olive Tree Center. I love music and I have always dreamed of learning to play the piano. Music helps take my stress away. I feel very happy.”
“When ISIS invaded, they destroyed our farm’s infrastructure, and all the farms of this region were completely destroyed. When we returned, we found only destruction and devastation. As an old chicken farmer, I fully intended to leave. I had no hope here, my whole work was over. But when American FRRME came, they gave me hope.”