Nazarene Church, Pastor Zakio, Via the Nazarene Church partnership
American FRRME continues to support the Youth Empowerment and Trauma healing Center along with refugee food package assistance. Though there have been adjustments to the Youth Empowerment and Trauma healing Center English, IT, woodworking, sewing/knitting classes still continue with strict adherence to small class size attendance. Woodworking Initiative: Pastor Zaki has offered to help American FRRME to establish a woodworking workshop at the Olive Tree Center.
Syrian Orthodox Church, Father Benjamin
American FRRME continues to support the Iraqi refugees in this community through food packages, medical assistance, rent and immigration support, as well as regular home visits conducted while mitigating risk exposure to COVID-19. In December, relief efforts continued with Father Benjamin providing additional welfare checks, food, and medical support around Christmas. The next OTC will be located in Hashem Al Shamalior Ashraffiya. The Center will be instrumental in providing the refugees with empowerment, education, and mental health support opportunities.
Assemblies of God Church, Madaba, Pastor Yoo
American FRRME provided clothing coupons to the refugee community in Madaba for Christmas. This was hugely appreciated and is the only time in the year they receive the ability to purchase new clothing for their families. Led by Pastor Yoo and supported by American FRRME, the Full Gospel Church led a special youth program for Christmas. American FRRME continues to support the refugee community in Madaba and the 120 families who attend the Full Gospel Church with food coupons, transportation to church, youth group support, mask making, garden projects, support groups, and “empowerment” projects.
Greek Catholic Church, Fuheis, Father Bolis
American FRRME continues to support the partnership at the Greek Catholic Church through the food coupon program and further development opportunities Recently, 250 refugee families received food coupons to local grocery stores