What is your response?

What is your response?

Like most of the world our hearts are drawn to what’s been happening in Syria with the recent chemical attacks and the response of western airstrikes. Unlike most of the world, we have the unique privilege of living amongst and serving the community of Syrian refugees here in Iraq. They are our dearest friends, our neighbors, and some of the people who have been most hospitable to us in our time here.

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The Yazidi People

The Yazidi People

What do our friends and victims of decades of genocide actually believe?

Over the last two years we have worked with different groups of Yazidi peoples. By sharing a meal, playing games, sharing stories and spending time with them every week, they have become like family to us. Because of this relationship we’ve been able to share our beliefs together and during these times we got to know a little more about their faith.

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Peace on Earth - Winter School Project

Peace on Earth - Winter School Project

The first time I visited the school it was a cold day in December. I had heard about the school from a friend who had been working in this community of families displaced because of ISIS from all over Iraq and even Syria, from various different people groups and backgrounds. Some of them them had been living in unfinished abandoned apartment buildings while others were provided a 3 bedroom house that usually has to fit about 20 people.

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Peace on Earth Update

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Peace on Earth Update

We have an incredible Peace on Earth announcement! With the amazing support of so many people around the world we have REACHED OUR 100K GOAL!! WOW! First of all we just want to say thank you to each church community, family, and every individual that got behind this project, we have be so blown away by your generosity and passion to reach the displaced and those in need in Northern Iraq. Because of this, our reach is now able to go so much further than we ever thought possible this year.  It has been such a privilege and honor for us to partner with Bethel Music in this project and we owe a big thanks to their team for putting in tireless effort and resources into this! 

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How We Began: Light A Candle

How We Began: Light A Candle

 I remember first hearing the news on a TV screen in America in the summer of 2014. ISIS, a rising Islamic terrorist group, had begun their violent attacks on minority groups in Northern Iraq. Their intent was to wipe out minority groups such as Christians, Yazidis, Kakai, and more as an Islamic religious cleansing. The only group they warned beforehand was Christians- stating either they abide by their laws, pay a high tax fine, or leave. The rest… were brutally attacked without warning and shown no mercy.

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