Jordan (Mission Network News) — With neighbors like Syria and Iraq, you wouldn’t expect Jordan to stay stable, let alone represent a safe haven for fleeing refugees. Yet according to Rama Haddadin, Project Coordinator at the Jordanian Bible Society, Jordanian believers are making sure they can provide exactly that.
“When they first came to Jordan, the Church was the first welcoming shelter for Syrian refugees and Iraqi refugees,” Haddadin says, and believers are still helping even today.
Local churches in Jordan have partnered with the government to create caravans that provide electricity, water, restrooms, food, heaters, blankets, clothing, a place to stay, and other essentials to refugees as they attempt to resettle. These are people who “fled from their homes with absolutely nothing.”
Haddadin says when believers are coming alongside the refugees, their favorite question is always: why? “We’re doing what Jesus asked us to do,” Haddadin says. “This is His love. It wasn’t made for some people, it was made for all people.”