Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Partners Blog: "Twirls and TB Treatments"

Steve and Oddny Gumaer started Partners Relief and Development in response to the needs of refugees and displaced people from Burma, and now in the Middle East, as well. Their mission is to demonstrate, through holistic action, God’s love to children and communities made vulnerable by war in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other conflict zones.

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Twirls and TB Treatments

I am quite often asked what it is I do living in Thailand. I’m also just as often not sure what to say. In my times in and out of the office I have found that more than just a treatment for this disease and that diagnosis, more than a blanket on a cold night (which is needed), people need people. People need to know that they are loved, that they are important and that beyond a numerical checkmark on somebody’s calendar, they are an individual. They have worth and value and just like me, and maybe you, they may need to be reminded of that ...

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Partners Relief and Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. "We’re a small, grassroots nonprofit passionate about making a big impact in communities affected by conflict and oppression, demonstrating God’s love to children and giving them the opportunity to live free, full lives." For more information aboput Partners, visit their website at partners.ngo/

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