A Mother's Day Campaign Interview
Mother's Day Campaign Story
As you enter the camps you see families in need and children acting out. Sons and Daughters who don’t seem to have a father and a sense of lawlessness can be portrayed. The occasional rock, sandal or jacket ripping may occur. Although as you begin to understand their stories and what they faced you can’t help but be filled with compassion.
Can you imagine having a baby in a refugee camp and trying to raise your children without a house or the comforts of your home? This is the reality of thousands of courageous mother's in Northern Iraq. These mothers have been forced to flee their homes from ISIS, leaving everything they owned behind and now must find ways of taking care and protecting themselves and their children living in refugee camps with limited resources. There is estimated that 5.2 million people in Iraq are in need of humanitarian aid and that just over 50% of those who are displaced are female.
Hey Everyone, our second distribution from our Tents and Toys Campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS!!We were able to bless 500 families with a brand new mattress, blanket and pillow. These families are living in tents in a IDP camp and have lost everything and most of them had come out of captivity from the ISIS held city of Mosul and surrounding region. It was such a joy for our Light A Candle team to greet and bless each one, we pray that every person we touched encounters love and the revelation of Jesus!
How can you not love this nation? I see so many people who are ready for the love of the Father as you walk into the camps, homes, the local bread shop, or even your favorite corner store. As you begin to see them not in the lens of the media or introduced by a person who hasn't met them. You can see them as God's children longing and wanting the love of the Father. They all seem to be searching for something more. Whether it is more food, more job opportunity, more love, or a better future. The search for something more has been placed in their hearts. It is something I don't think that they placed on their own, but something the Lord has positioned inside each of them. With politics, war, loss, and fleeing from their homes, this search has started in their hearts. This is one of the biggest invitations to share the more of God. The searching in their hearts can only be satisfied by Him.