Entries by John Cook

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN PHILIPPINES BRINGS MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF

From Resty Enguerra – I just wanted to update you with what’s been happening since our last Newsletter. In July we distributed food to each of our sponsored children’s families. This month of August, funds were sent to buy basic food for the 45 Sponsored children’s families.  Promise Land Church and school leaders and volunteers will […]

2020 BACKPACK/SCHOOL SUPPLIES FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!

THANK YOU to each one who gave to this worthy fundraiser!  We are thrilled to report that because of your love, care and generosity, $12,735.21 was raised!  We’re able to care for each of the school-aged children in our Child Sponsorship Program in Egypt and Iraq!! Some of the children will be in classes, others […]

GBC CAMPUS MAINTENANCE

Meanwhile, on the two acre campus, routine maintenance and preparations for the return of students continue. Right, two workers add an outcrop to a roof to shield the cook and helpers from monsoon rains. Thanks to generous donations, we were able to fund a much-needed renovation and freshening of the men’s shipping container dorms last […]

Pushing Back Against the Darkness

This month we’re pushing back the darkness and fear the world is experiencing through COVID-19’s grip.  Left, our boys in the Egypt Child Sponsorship Program had fun trying on the masks provided in their family’s monthly food packet.  Meanwhile as much of Egypt and the Middle East remains on lockdown, ministry continues. Join us in […]

2020 Annual Backpack/School Supplies Fundraiser

COVID-19 could bring more darkness by stopping education to children, but we are pushing back by raising funds to buy backpacks, school supplies and uniforms for refugees and other needy children in the Middle East. These kids can’t learn online without computers, so they must prepare to go back to classes. You easily can make […]

COVID-19’S IMPACT ON REFUGEES IN N. IRAQ

On June 15, the girls’ (top) father came to our office and began crying as he gently asked… ”please, please take my children into your program.  We have nothing, I need food to give my family.”  Every week our office in Erbil, Kurdistan, receives dozens of phone calls and visits like this.  With no jobs […]

SPONSORS URGENTLY NEEDED

SPONSORSHIPS – Over the past month, we’ve received your heart-warming responses to the request for more sponsors…six children have been sponsored. Thank you so much for the love, prayers and action. We continue to ask for help as the need is enormous and urgent; we are asking for help to get 154 children sponsored immediately.  […]

GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE SET TO RESUME CLASSES

Central India – Grace Bible College, which normally begins its school year the first week in July, is planning on opening its 2020-21semester in August, as India reopens after COVID-19 lockdowns throughout this massive country.  Next month we will be featuring an update on GBC’s application for accreditation, which we are incredibly excited to share […]