With summer behind us and fall is almost here it’s time to give you an update on events in Gaza. The good news is that Sabah and her husband are home safely. Sabah who manages our programs was abroad since January. She is back to work, yet there is a lock down there due to many cases of the corona among the population. She and Wasel, our social worker, are working from their homes. The medical program where 40 to 45 people receive urgently needed medications continues. The pre-school are all closed, yet hopefully next month they will be able to open. The 170 very poor families who cannot pay the school fees for their children are again assured that Al Omri will cover this expense for them through December and maybe longer if needed. We have the funding to repair more homes. The first will be started in October if the materials are available in the market and people can circulate again. We hope to repair a second one before the winter rains begin in November.
Our team of two brothers and three sisters are hoping to get down for a visit there soon. Three of us are awaiting our coordination’s to enter when the border is open again. We have no idea when this will be. Thanks to cell phones we keep in contact with our two ladies, the parish priest and the sisters with whom we stay with when we are there.