January Field Notes From Helena

OLIVE TREE CENTER UPDATE Classes at the Olive Tree have resumed with strict COVID prevention precautions in place. Class size and attendance are monitored along with overall building flow and limited capacity in order to safely operate. CDC and the…

The Hope

Since 2014, the height of the ISIS rampage across Iraq and Syria, villages have crumbled. Countless communities have been hollowed out, as families fled to escape the violence. These families need support. “The Hope”, a support, prayer, and English language…

Hope and Healing

Refugee sisters Reem and Nadia (names are changed to protect them) have undergone difficult trials but their faith still remains. First, their father disappeared one night in Iraq.  He was never found and presumed killed.  Later in 2014, ISIS invaded…

Rescued From a “Living Grave”

When ISIS invaded the Nineveh Plain, life became very difficult for many of the refugees American FRRME supports. However, due to Iraq’s war-torn history, the Baltoo family (names have been changed to protect the family’s identity) experienced hardship long before…

November Field Notes from Helena

American FRRME- COVID-19 Relief Strategy Update: American FRRME has continued to implement all government-imposed criteria necessary to safely reopen The Olive Tree Center. This includes hand sanitizer being mounted on walls, regular cleaning, mask-wearing, regulation of class and center attendance,…