On September 25, a joint One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion delegation began a journey to the Middle East to encounter a range of denominational partners and hear first-hand accounts of the issues they face, in the context and culture where these issues occur. Led by Global Ministries Middle East and Europe executive, Dr. Peter Makari, a total of 14 participants are on this educational journey, experiencing the beauty of the land and learning of current and historical circumstances that make the Middle East what it is today.
The purpose of the trip is to allow United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) participants an opportunity to meet refugees, hear their stories, and learn how our churches are making a difference in the lives of people in the midst of the refugee crisis. Using what participants will see and learn, we aim to highlight the importance of the offerings and endowment funds related to both churches.
Through Global Ministries and other organizations, One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion are providing: water, sanitation, and hygienic items to individuals, especially children; essential medicines, medical supplies, and equipment; psychological, emotional, spiritual, and social support for children and their mothers in refugee camps; clothes, blankets, and other non-food items in refugee camps in preparation for the cold winter season, and assistance to emergency shelters.
We invite you to follow our journey and learn along with us!