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God's Compassionate Heart for Refugees

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“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.” –Psalm 9:18

Syria’s civil war has been called the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Since the conflict began, more than 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee their homes, according to MercyCorps.

The U.N. predicts there could be 4.7 million registered Syrian refugees by the end of this year.

Feed My Starving Children has sent food to more than 70 countries around the world. We work in countries where we have existing partnerships, and it is through these amazing partners that our food gets distributed to those in desperate need.

At FMSC, our hearts break for Syrian refugees, but we currently don’t have any existing partnerships in these regions.

However, we do have several partners who are responding with small amounts of our food, or with other methods of humanitarian aid. In the last two years, FMSC has shipped 1,360,800 meals to Iraq for Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

God Finds a Way

Refugees

God does not forget the cry of the afflicted. He finds a way. Often, that way is through YOU — the hands and feet of Christ.

This March, a dozen young people stuffed bags of MannaPack Rice™ in their suitcases. The group was headed to Macedonia to serve Syrian refugees with Reign Ministries.

Mission trip leader Matt Halseth challenged the team to bring fewer personal items so they could pack more MannaPack meals.

“I think we had 21 total bags that we packed with just food and some food packed in with hygiene products, books, crayons, coloring books, toys and sports equipment,” he said.

The focus of the trip was to provide food and supplies to young mothers and their children inside a refugee camp situated on the border of Macedonia and Serbia.

Reign Ministries worked in partnership with SEND International.

The group provided New Testaments and medicine, fixed broken glasses, played sports and shared countless cups of tea — all while listening to refugees share tragic, courageous stories.

More than 1,300 refugees were fed bread, fruit and eggs in the eight-day trip. They provided 6,500 additional meals by bringing MannaPack Rice.

This was an extremely unique case. Normally, organizations overseas fill out an FMSCfood aid request that gets reviewed by our department of international programs.

Reign Ministries is headed out for another trip to the region in July! This trip will focus on working directly with refugees at the camp located on the border of Macedonia and Serbia, building relationships with adults, teenagers and children. The group will distribute clothes, games and more.

They will also work at a shelter for unaccompanied minor refugees. Sign up HERE.

Please continue to pray for those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis and for the work of Reign Ministries and SEND International.

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