Syria: How can we help the children in Crisis?

Read part 1–Children in Crisis Last year, OneHope partnered with Near East Initiatives (NEI) to conduct a qualitative research study so we could better understand the complex needs and actual challenges faced by refugee children and families who fled from the war in Syria. The outcome of this study is to equip faith-based organizations with […]

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Syrian Refugee Children in crisis

5.5 million children have been affected by the country’s three-year war. [1] On the anniversary of Syria’s civil unrest, NBC in conjunction with major relief organizations broadcast a 48 hour “live documentary” to help bring awareness to the plight of Syrian refugee children. They called it a “comprehensive portrait of the war’s devastating toll.” Unsettling reports […]

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Spiritually vibrant teens more likely to “stand strong” against negative influences

Often in the non-profit ministry world, we are challenged on how we approach life transformation. Skeptics question whether God’s Word can really be enough to affect people’s destinies. Critics scoff and say we need to do more than proclaim God’s Word to impact young people. There are hundreds of organizations that believe social justice and […]

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Family, spiritual heritage, and casting vision

My dad—Bob—mom—Hazel—and my daughter, Diandra, recently traveled together to Kenya and Tanzania to preach and minister. The last time they traveled together Diandra was only 3 years old, so this was a momentous family occasion. Their journey together has put me in a very contemplative space where I’m doing a lot of thinking about family, […]

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