November 2018, Thanksgiving with local refugees' families in Massachusetts, USA.
Feeling alone in a strange country is a common frustration we all went through as new immigrants - even if the country was the USA - the land of opportunity! At NFGM, we’ve been inspired to reach out to new immigrants locally - especially refugee families who were forced to flee their countries and have now found refuge under safer skies!
Having so much to be thankful for, this Thanksgiving 2018, NFGM is celebrating our blessings in a very unique way bringing live Middle Eastern music, lectures about adaptation, relief, and encouragement from a team of people who speak their language and understand their suffering. Plus, for the joy of seeing smiles on the faces of children, NFGM will arranging a great kids program - guaranteed to bring them tons of fun!
If you know refugee families that moved recently to the greater Worcester area of Massachusetts, please contact us or simply enroll them.
If you would like to assist, help, and volunteer for the event, fill out the application form.
June 2018, Our visit to Athens and Thessaloniki just started
The mission - bring relief, and encouragement through prayer and worship- has started. And these coming days, we are blessed to enjoy the fruits of previous missions. After being discipled, we are witnessing great steps in faith of those who accepted the Good News.
Last time, with your support, we sponsored and were able to feed 450 families living in a refugee camp. Our hearts were blessed to hear so many expressions of gratitude like, "We haven't eaten such tasty food since we left our home countries".
This time, we are visiting a small refugees camp, almost forgotten from national and international organizations. Can you imagine; They just asked us to bring them bread! Tens of kids also need milk and diapers...
We need your help. Please support these families!
May 2018, We just came back from Turkey...
One of our ministry goals -now made more possible through NFGM- is to keep vivid in our thoughts and actions what Jesus said to the sheep on His right in Mathiew 25:34-40. We arrived home from a blissful mission trip to Turkey. Our trip has been richer this year, with beautiful memories and great testimonies, especially that for the first time, we opened NFGM field trips to faithful volunteers. We were blessed by having Aline A. - from Montreal, a hardworking lady invested in her job, and well versed in her church kids ministry, who decided to pause her hebdomadal life to step into the field, outside of her comfort zone, to serve the most needy. Also blessed by and Mariane G. -a mother of a young teenager-, feeling the urge to serve, she left her family and joined NFGM overseas.
A hectic mission?! definitely! But worth the tiredness. We were overwhelmed by the Lord's omnipresence. He was overshadowing the long driving hours, day and night from and to Istanbul (a total of 2249Km visiting Sakarya, Düzce, Bilecik, Afyon, Kersehir, Amasya, and Samsun, then driving back to Istanbul), moving from one district to another, arriving to one city, visiting, serving, praying then leaving to the next one...
Everywhere we go, local choirs were encouraged to join and enjoy worshipping with us. Therefore, we practiced songs to prepare our hearts and minds - the goal - for all to receive the Lord's greatest blessing. On this trip - like the year's one- we had many choir joining us in praise. And we had the great opportunity to listen to the children choir in Bilecik.
What a privilege for all of us to be partaking in educating these exquisite talents! NFGM - with your support - is the first ministry to invest musically in gifted refugee children through "The Overseas Sponsoring Program for Talented Displaced Children and Youth". What a pleasure to see them blossoming and growing their talents for His glory! please Click Here. To learn more about this program, please visit our Projects.
This time in Turkey, and with the help of the accompanying team of volunteers, we could put together a puppet show for our beloved kids. And to share with them God's love through music and theater. In every town, worship and prayers were our top priority, and on this mission we invested more in renting places to bring our people together, than in giving away in food stamps...
December 2017, An Enchanting Christmas in Syria!
After being officially designated as a not-for-profit organization, our plan to visit Syria on Christmas was a prayer answer. As it was the journey of a thousand lifetimes...a Christmas trip to encourage our brothers and sisters in Syria. Flying first to Lebanon, our purpose - to embrace the great human need in Homs, Tartus and Latakia, Syria, then in Nab'a, Lebanon.
In a country that is still plunged in war and blood. We enjoyed caroling, dispersing Christmas Joy, and celebrating the reason of the season! The Christmas cards handcrafted by your children were all hand-delivered to displaced children. You had to look in their faces, they were happy beyond measure to know that they are not left behind or forgotten. Every child received a toy and educational materials, plus a basket of food supplies for his or her family, enough for a week of feasting meals!
To our friends in Syria and Lebanon, God is so good...and until next time, whether young, old or in between, you are in our hearts.
From NFGM - Nizar Fares Global Ministry, we express overflowing gratitude for making our journey to the refugees possible. You may not be able to personally travel to the Middle East, but we thank you once again for entrusting us with YOUR voices and YOUR hands - to bring relief, encouragement and hope to God's people in the most need.