“Winter in general in the Middle East is very hard, cold, windy. [There are] many storms [and] heavy snow, especially in Lebanon,” Tent Faculties Worldwide’s Rawan Haddad says.
Refugees should put together themselves whereas they’re within the camps, she explains. Nonetheless, some issues are out of their management and so they can not present for his or her households.
“[There’s] not enough heating, power, food, and water. This winter brings heavy rains and floods in the Jordan and Lebanon camps. The water enters the tents and damages everything. We heard last year about refugees freezing to death, especially the babies.”
Haddad says they’re working to supply refugee households with shelter, meals, and water, however the want is infinite. Additionally, as a result of chilly and distance, winter forces many kids to cease attending college.
“The school for the kids there are far away from where they live. They have to walk miles to arrive at their schools in the cold, rain, and snow, or they need to ride a private van to take them to school, and that costs their parents money.”
Since lecture rooms are poorly heated, children keep chilly and moist and may get sick. Because of this, most kids keep of their tents, making an attempt to remain heat and wholesome.
Tent Faculties is organising their colleges inside refugee camps to supply refugee children with schooling and a heat place to go throughout winter months.
“We at Tent Schools do our best to put schools close to their tents, bringing them safety, love, warmth, a meal, good school supplies, and the most important thing; compassionate Christian teachers.”
Tent Faculties’ applications implement every day Bible research with their college students. In flip, they request prayers for his or her relations, buddies, and their nation.
Haddad says lecturers usually don’t know if kids have given their hearts to Jesus or not. On their papers, “they can’t change their religion because it’s really [a] danger for them to do that.”
If kids have change into Christians, they usually should hold it a secret. Nonetheless, even when kids stay Muslims at coronary heart, Tent Faculties’ lecturers are serving to them learn to love and look after others.
Moreover, lecturers are creating optimistic relationships with college students’ mother and father.
“They always visited them and shared together [about] their struggles, feelings, dreams, and prayed with them,” Haddad says. “We know that God is working [in] the hearts of these families.”
Although winter is coming to an finish, Tent Faculties wants your assist to organize for the longer term. Put worries of survival for subsequent winter comfy for refugees by serving to to determine tent colleges in camps.
Additionally, proceed praying for refugees around the globe. Pray for the Lord’s provision and safety, and that He would instill an timeless hope for the longer term of their lives.