House of Ruth to help Syrian refugee families

Report
from Global Hope Network International
Published on 11 Mar 2013 View Original

House of Ruth, Jordan

“One Syrian family nearby has 13 people living in the same household. GHNI leaders recently brought the family blankets, food, and a washing machine. Our village contact told us that after our visit the family was so touched that they mentioned they felt like they were back in Syria because of how comfortable and loved they felt. We have since made a follow up visit bringing medicine for the father and are working on establishing a solid relationship with this family.”

This is just one story shared by GHNI leaders in Jordan responsible for the building of a community center nearby. We are hopeful that the upcoming opening of the House of Ruth will be a place where families like this one can discover ways to rise out of their desperate situation in an unfamiliar country.

The House of Ruth is a community center, a hub for Transformational Community Development (TCD) training, to the surrounding area. A long time vision of GHNI leaders and the surrounding villages, it is at last in its final stages of renovation. While the final touches of painting and bringing in furniture has begun, visits are still being made in the area to Syrian families and refugee camps.

English classes to be taught by staff are scheduled to begin this month as the House of Ruth debuts its role in the local community.