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Nadia
Humanitarian Work

alleviate 
(v): to make suffering less severe  
 

Nadia has been helping to alleviate the pains of poverty since 1989, when she began distributing food, coffee, and hand warmers to the homeless in Wash., DC.

In the 1990s, TJ MAXX and other retailers donated to her weekly as Nadia processed and delivered clothing to the homeless, teen mothers, urban children, flood victims, and missionaries in Lebanon and Nigeria, including: Albany First Assembly of God, Kids Konnection, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, The Alliance to Save America’s Future, and Teen Challenge.

Nadia began her stint in foreign missions in 1991, attending Youth With A Mission’s Discipleship Training School in Nicosia, Cyprus with an outreach in Jerusalem. In 1995, Nadia joined an OM (Operation Mobilization) team in Nazareth, the largest Muslim town in Israel, conducting door-to-door evangelism, distributing literature in the Arabic language, and praying for those in need. Shortly thereafter, Nadia became friends with George Verwer, the charismatic founder of OM. Verwer has been her spiritual mentor for the last twenty-five years. Since 2015, she has been a volunteer for Living Waters Food Pantry in Cherokee, North Carolina.