Lebanon LIFE Team Project (February 2017)

As the crisis in Syria continues and the refugee crisis spreads in the surrounding nations of Europe and the Middle East, those of us in North America are left with wondering what to do and how to respond.

The statistics are staggering as millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees struggle to survive and rebuild their lives. We plan to send a LIFE team to provide support and aid in the ongoing response of our partners in the Middle East.

Working with dedicated people on the ground who know and understand the culture, the team will gain a first hand knowledge of the Syrian crisis and the needs of refugees and be able to demonstrate the love of God to them, in word and deed, in desperately needed ways.

The team will be working with a local partner in Beirut who is actively ministering to the needs of refugee families in their community.  GAiN's LIFE team will be working alongside local volunteers to:

  • Hold a Vacation Bible School program for refugee children before the children return to school the following week
  • Tutor refugee children in the afternoons and evening as well as helping with a math class
  • Visit families in the community and distribute needed packages of food
  • Hold trauma counselling sessions (depending on the skill sets of the team members coming)

The team will be involved in activities focused on building relationships and serving the refugee families in the surrounding community and those  that come to our partner's campus for support.  This will be the first team that our partner has received and they are anticipating working together to reach out to their community.


Project Details

Dates: February 27 - March 11, 2017
Cost: $3,900 CAD - (Includes airfare, accommodations, transport in-country, translators in-country, meals, project materials and travel insurance (vaccinations and personal spending money not included in costs))
Team: multi-purpose team, able to work with children and build relationships with families
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Application deadline: December 19, 2016
Purpose: The team will be serving alongside a local partner who is actively ministering to the needs of Syrian refugees in their surrounding community.

 

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