Groups wanted to assist run summer time camps for refugee youngsters

Lebanon (MNN) — This summer time, refugee moms and dads must make the agonizing resolution to go work their agricultural jobs and depart their youngsters alone within the refugee camps. Summers are their busy season, and these jobs are sometimes the one means refugee mother and father can earn a residing.

Nevertheless, as they depart house on daily basis, they’re anxious about what may befall their youngsters whereas they’re away.

Nuna* with Triumphant Mercy Lebanon (TM) says refugee youngsters left alone are at-risk to predators or harmful accidents.

(Photograph courtesy of Triumphant Mercy)

“The child who is one or two-years-old sometimes is left under the care of the five or six-year-old…. Sometimes there is a fire because they don’t know the kids are burning on the stove or endangering the whole camp. They play or even fall and they need vaccines because of the iron and metal that goes into their bodies and nobody is there to help them. So many small incidents and accidents happen when no one is really there to take care of them.”

TM is lifting the load of fear from refugee mother and father’ shoulders and giving the kids a protected area to spend their days with six-week summer time camps.

Nuna explains, “For six weeks, we take the children and we do video games, we educate them [Bible] tales, [and] we sing with them…. That is additionally a option to not solely hyperlink and have a relationship with them,…nevertheless it’s additionally a time of therapeutic their feelings and therapeutic their concern.

“When we sit with them and play with them and even encourage them to believe there is a better future, this really helps them inside their families and with their parents.”

(Photograph courtesy of Triumphant Mercy)

The final word objective of those six-week summer time camps is to glorify Jesus and introduce refugee youngsters to their Heavenly Father who loves them.

“We teach them about who Jesus is and about the need for salvation. If you think about it, they can’t understand that principle. In their mentality, you need to do certain rituals to get to God. But then when we teach them the truth and how much God loves them and is close to them, He’s a Father to them. When we teach them this, there is a sense of security that comes on them.”

Nuna says TM wants the Physique of Christ’s assist this summer time to like on refugee youngsters in Lebanon.

“They’ll carry groups that can simply be love, present like to folks, present like to youngsters, [and] play with youngsters. I want groups. I want individuals who can be alongside us. We’re a really small crew and once we need to do all this stuff that we have to do, many occasions I depend on a crew.

“I have a team coming for two weeks in July [and] they will take part in the camp. But I have other weeks that are still very much on us with no external help. So if people are looking for a summer project they want to do, they are welcome to come here and be the hands and the feet of Jesus on the ground.”

Click on right here to contact TM and study extra about summer time journeys.

Even in case you can’t go to Lebanon this summer time, you possibly can pray. Nuna says many refugees lengthy to return house.

“Pray that God who has the hearts of kings in His hands will move the kings’ hearts…so these people who are so miserable can go back to a normal life. This is not a normal life. They try to make it normal, but this is not a normal life.”

Please pray additionally for TM’s summer time camps to stir the hearts of refugee youngsters as they meet Jesus Christ. Ask God to steer these treasured youngsters and their households right into a relationship with Him.



*Identify modified for safety functions.

Header photograph courtesy of Triumphant Mercy.

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