Welcome to Christian Mission to Gaza! Our mission is to one of the most heavily populated and needy cities in the world. Our goals are:
- To apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the spiritual, physical and social needs of the people of Gaza.
- To work with churches in the United States to establish opportunities for short-term mission trips.
- To encourage our Christian brothers in Gaza.
- To share the Good News of the love of God with the people in Gaza through community development.
Latest E-mail News from the Massad Family:
I am always looking forward to going to Gaza and my visit last week was no different. After finishing all my paperwork, I left my home in Amman and I traveled to the West Bank. There I finished a few things & then connected with a friend whom I used to minister with together in Gaza. Later in the day, I continued my way down to Gaza (May 4-10). We met with Key leaders in Gaza Baptist Church & in the Christian community .
Facts still shock me in Gaza. Gaza still remains a big prison. The Egyptian border opened last week for the first time, but only for 2 days after a closure for more than 80 days! There are almost more than 20,000 people in Gaza that need to leave for medical or emergency reasons. And yet even when the border is open, only 2,000 or less of the 20,000 border crossing requests are honored.
As for the northern border with Israel, not many people can use it and you have to have permission from Israel to utilize this border. People in Gaza are very hopeless and very desperate; many people in the Christian community are leaving through the northern border to live in the West Bank. In my estimation, in a few years I expect only several hundred Christians will be living and remaining in Gaza.
Under these challenges, we entered Gaza and started to minister, giving hope with Christ's love in a very hopeless situation. We visited key leaders in the Christian community, praying, counseling and encouraging. We ministered in the Church through preaching the Word, doing devotions in The Lighthouse School to the Christians and to the wider community in the school. We ministered in Christian homes, in the hospital and in the community at large.
One of the urgent needs in Gaza: We need to provide school uniforms to 235 students in our Christian school (The Lighthouse School). The majority of the students are poor (K-6 grade boys and girls; they are not Christians).
Please let me know if you like to help for this purpose. I noticed recently more people want to help the Iraqi and the Syrian refugees in Jordan, which affects substantially the giving for the needy people in Gaza .
Our ministry to the Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan continues. We are able to minister to more than 800 families. I have 12 leaders who carry this ministry with me. We continue to help the refugees with a food Coupon once a quarter along with other needs, including medical needs and housing rent. This is very costly especially when you have this number of families. We do not have enough room in the sanctuary where we meet and worship on Tuesdays; more people want to come and we have to limit the attendance to several hundred people. The ministry team continues every week visiting the refugees in the their places of living and we count this a privilege. In the same time, we reach out and help the Syrian refugees as we partner with Global Hope Network International.
You can give to CMG through Paypal by clicking here to visit our donations page. Let me know how you want to designate us your donation, or you can make checks payable to:
Christian Mission to Gaza
255 E. Santa Clara Street, Suite 100
Arcadia, CA 91006
Thank you very much for your partnership & for standing with us all these years. To be honest with you, I will not be able to do what I am doing if it was not for your genuine care, your love, your prayers and your support.