Monday, March 27, 2017

Beauty in a Refugee Camp in Greece

There are more than 62,000 refugees living in Greece, many of whom are still living in tents even now that winter has come. Samaritan’s Purse is at work in northern Greece, Athens, and five Greek islands. Our staff members’ presence and influence ext ... [Read More]


Reflections on Serving Refugees in Greece

For two months, I had the privilege of working with Samaritan's Purse in Athens. The last year has seen thousands upon thousands of refugees arrive in Greece. With closed borders, many of these refugees are stuck in Greek refugee camps, uncertain of ... [Read More]


New Lives for Refugees in Greece

We are all new to this type of crisis. It’s a mass emigration of a people so vast that it has become the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII. If all forcibly displaced people were grouped, they would be the 21st largest country in the w ... [Read More]


Dispatch from Eastern Edge of Mosul City

At the edge of eastern Mosul city, I expected to see tanks rolling by, ambulances racing past with sirens blaring, and smoke rising from burning oil and buildings. That all was there as our team—suited up bullet-proof vests and helmets—jumped out o ... [Read More]


Iraqis Return Home to Village Liberated from ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis have been displaced by the battle for Mosul, and the fight continues. Some outlying towns have already been cleared of ISIS as Iraqi and coalition forces close in on the city center. One of these newly liberated villages, ... [Read More]


Inside an Evacuee Camp in Northern Iraq

Walking into the dusty camp, I realize I am no longer reading the news reports—I am living them. I stare out of the chain-link fence that surrounds the camp in Khazir and watch as thousands of refugees arrive in a convoy of military vehicles, b ... [Read More]


Twenty-two Weathered Feet

Kalo and I began walking from the base as the sun started its descent. We walked through the red clay to one of the many large, dirt soccer fields in the refugee camp. Kalo is in charge of soccer ministry throughout the entire camp. Each neighborhood ... [Read More]