Recently, I spent a day visiting this free medical clinic for refugees and displaced people in Amman, Jordan.
First registered in Jordan in 1927, it was renewed in 1953 following the establishment of Israel in 1948.
Founded by Pr. Albert Hashweh Snr. Who, along with his family, came to Jordan as refugees from Palestine in 1947. The Hashweh family is well-known in Jordan for their Christian and humanitarian service to the many thousands of refugees present in Jordan following the conflicts in Kuwait, Iraq and the more recent unrest in Syria.
The church building was erected in 1988 the year before Pastor Albert passed away.
Pastor Albert’s son, Yousef Hashweh is the Pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Amman, Jordan and since 1990, has worked extensively with refugees from up to 22 different nations in the Hope Clinic, English Language teaching, and refugee support, counselling and food aid.
Another son of Albert, Jamal Hashweh also works with refugees and hosts 5 hubs in Jordan where refugees mainly from Iraq, Syria and Sudan. The centres provide food parcels, friendship, micro industry or trade training and receive encouragement and support.
Victor Hashweh, son of Albert Hashweh, is well-known in the region for his work among displaced peoples as well as his translation work for the UN. He provides Christian teaching on Marriage and the Family and Christian growth and discipleship.
There are some 1 million refugees in Jordan from Syria, Iraq and other nations. Without work or income they rely on voluntary groups for any help they can obtain – food, accommodation and medical care. The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Amman is one group providing help for refugees. They care for families, offering support and food. They also run the Hope Medical clinic, open two days a week staffed by volunteer medical staff. They provide free medical care for up to 80 people and families each week. Everything from pregnancy care to PTSD counselling is covered, but above all, the Hope Clinic is a place where people can be heard, valued and included.
MEDICAL CARE-SUPPORT- FOOD AID
Without work or income, Syrian and Iraqi refugees desperate for medical attention. The Christian & Missionary Alliance church provide care for 80 patients and families each week.
Refuges from neighbouring nations have lost families, income, homes and hope. Doctors, nurses and counsellors offer counselling and compassion.
“We had a moving meeting with Iraqi refugees whose emotional stories brought tears to our eyes. At the end of the meeting every one of them prayed to receive Jesus in their hearts. We had lunch with them while my brother Jamal handed each refugee a foodstuff parcel.”
Without work or income, Syrian and Iraqi refugees desperate for medical attention.
- The Christian & Missionary Alliance church provide care for 80 patients and families each week.
- Refuges from neighbouring nations have lost families, income, homes and hope.
- Doctors, nurses and counsellors offer counselling and compassion.
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