Bringing Help, Just In Time!

Refugee Families in Jordan

This family we met long time ago are good friends to us now. Many great things happened with this family that we are definitely thankful for.

At the end of 2014, we were with a team, divided into groups going on visits. One day I got overwhelmed, bored, and got this sense to stop what I was doing and to go visit Abu Nafit and his family, to sit there with them and drink a cup of Syrian tea. And that is what we actually did when we arrived there.

He looked at me and said, “Thank you so much for your quick response!”

I was like, what?!!!

He said, “I sent you a message, that I need you to come and visit me. We have nothing to eat at home, at all.”

I smiled and looked to the people who were with me and checked my phone. Yes, I found the message then, and told Abu Nafit I didn’t see your message, as I had a busy morning. But just know and be uplifted, as we are here with you.

This month, we had the same situation repeated. I found myself in the same area around Abu Nafit’s house. I passed by to check if everything was okay and give them a food box that I had with me in the car. When Abu Nafit saw me and the food box, he was touched very deeply since he has no work and no more food in his house. Wow, just on time! I told him to have hope for his family. That visit was a great encouragement to him and his family.

Abu Nafit’s wife is a talented artist in drawing. Some ladies who help us sometimes go and visit her to spend some ladies’ time altogether. Visit after visit, she shared with them how much she loves to draw. On their next visit, they came into her house as usual, carrying tools for her to draw. That was so special and thoughtful for her.

Later on, I took three of her drawings to the United States and sold them. By doing this, I am encouraging her to value her talent and widening her perspective to use that talent to provide and help her family.


GHNI Assistant Regional Field Leader, Jordan

*For purposes of security and wellbeing, “Abu Nafit” is a pseudonym of the person being helped by this project.