Meet one of The Nazarene Fund’s heroes! Although he would never say it, but Middle East Operations Manager Jawad Abou Jaoude is one of them. Jawad has devoted his life to helping others, and he leads our efforts in The Middle East.
His work has helped tens of thousands of people fleeing war, persecution, and death. Jawad served alongside the U.S. military for eight years during some of the most challenging and dangerous campaigns. During that time, he learned some valuable lessons — lessons that he draws upon today to guide him as he faces new challenges. One of those lessons is to never leave anyone behind.
In this video Jawad discusses the importance of why the Christians in The Middle East should not be abandoned.
We cannot let them starve, we cannot let mothers, sisters, and daughters become sex slaves, we cannot stand idly by as so many forgotten families suffer.
There are parents who are not eating at night, forgoing their own sustenance in hopes that their children will be able to survive.
There are families running from war who are stuck between borders that closed when COVID-19 hit.
There are countless of innocent lives experiencing unimaginable suffering.
But we have the power to help! Our teams are still on the ground in The Middle East and are bringing food, water, medication, hygiene kits, and hope to those in need.
But we can’t do it without you. As this pandemic shuts down whole countries, economies, and borders, making this difficult mission even more challenging.
Please consider joining us in our mission.
These are difficult times for many, but even the most modest of donations help!