Agricultural missions and rural reconstruction are part of the work in Deir ez Zor and surrounding area. In this picture a young Palestinian refugee, Mahmoud Hamad, takes advantage of the current copy of Poultry Journal in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Carl Nelson. Mr. Hamad is a teacher in the government elementary school of agriculture in Deir ez Zor. Personal friendship with the missionaries meant much to this young man recently when he lost his wife.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Syria Mission., Nelson, Carl L., Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions--Archives.
Missions--Agricultural work--Syria--Dayr al-Zawr--20th century., Rural missions--Syria--Dayr al-Zawr--20th century., Church work with refugees--Syria--20th century.